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External factors and their influence on Green IS adoption: A qualitative study of 4 Swedish municipalities

Balic, Azra LU and Donetto De Lima, Ana Carolina (2017) SYSK02 20171
Department of Informatics
Abstract
The literature within Information Systems has approached Green IS from different perspectives and using different theoretical frameworks. The present paper analyzes the corre-lation between the existence of external pressures and Green IS adoption in the case of Swe-dish municipalities. A qualitative research was conducted, with the performance of in-depth interviews with representatives of a 4 Swedish municipalities. The main purpose here is to get a better understanding about how municipalities experience external pressures and how they perceive the question of the influence of external pressures over Green IS adoption. An additional purpose is to understand whether or in what ways municipalities can take advan-tage of external pressures... (More)
The literature within Information Systems has approached Green IS from different perspectives and using different theoretical frameworks. The present paper analyzes the corre-lation between the existence of external pressures and Green IS adoption in the case of Swe-dish municipalities. A qualitative research was conducted, with the performance of in-depth interviews with representatives of a 4 Swedish municipalities. The main purpose here is to get a better understanding about how municipalities experience external pressures and how they perceive the question of the influence of external pressures over Green IS adoption. An additional purpose is to understand whether or in what ways municipalities can take advan-tage of external pressures for improving their strategies towards Green IS and sustainability. The results show that, for the majority of the respondents, coercive and mimetic pressures (respectively, laws and regulations, and the fact that other public organizations have already implemented Green IS) play a crucial role in Green IS adoption. Furthermore, also in accor-dance to the majority of the respondents, the same external factors are taken into account when municipalities resonate about possible areas of improvements in their strategies - not only towards the adoption or use of Green IS, but even towards sustainability in a broader perspective. (Less)
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Balic, Azra LU and Donetto De Lima, Ana Carolina
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organization
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SYSK02 20171
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Green Information Systems, Swedish Municipalities, Public Organizations, Institutional Pressures.
report number
INF17-019
language
English
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8916168
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2017-06-21 13:06:42
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2017-06-21 13:06:42
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  abstract     = {The literature within Information Systems has approached Green IS from different perspectives and using different theoretical frameworks. The present paper analyzes the corre-lation between the existence of external pressures and Green IS adoption in the case of Swe-dish municipalities. A qualitative research was conducted, with the performance of in-depth interviews with representatives of a 4 Swedish municipalities. The main purpose here is to get a better understanding about how municipalities experience external pressures and how they perceive the question of the influence of external pressures over Green IS adoption. An additional purpose is to understand whether or in what ways municipalities can take advan-tage of external pressures for improving their strategies towards Green IS and sustainability. The results show that, for the majority of the respondents, coercive and mimetic pressures (respectively, laws and regulations, and the fact that other public organizations have already implemented Green IS) play a crucial role in Green IS adoption. Furthermore, also in accor-dance to the majority of the respondents, the same external factors are taken into account when municipalities resonate about possible areas of improvements in their strategies - not only towards the adoption or use of Green IS, but even towards sustainability in a broader perspective.},
  author       = {Balic, Azra and Donetto De Lima, Ana Carolina},
  keyword      = {Green Information Systems,Swedish Municipalities,Public Organizations,Institutional Pressures.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {External factors and their influence on Green IS adoption: A qualitative study of 4 Swedish municipalities},
  year         = {2017},
}