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 Tue, 24. Sep. 2019   Schmermbeck, Helge

Paper on Green IS accepted for the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS)

We are thrilled to announce that the paper Green IS Does Not Just Save Energy – Insights from a Survey on Organizations’ Uses of Sustainable Technologies has been accepted for presentation and publication at the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS). The authors – all from the SITM chair – are: Helge Schmermbeck, Joke Thünnesen, Natalie Voss, and Frederik Ahlemann.

Paper abstract:
“Organizations are increasingly challenged to digitally transform themselves, and to respond to calls for increased sustainability. While the adoption of sustainable innovations, such as Green information systems (Green IS), are one way to address both challenges, there are only few insights that provide non-technology or company-specific insights into specific positive and negative Green IS outcomes. We address this shortcoming and shed light on Green IS adoption outcomes, as well as their interconnection to general sustainability initiatives in organizations. In a descriptive survey we find that many organizations already employ sustainability principles, but few incorporate Green IS. We confirm organizations almost exclusively report positive outcomes of Green IS usage, such as reduced resource consumption, increased compliance with regulations, and social acceptance. Based on these findings we suggest to especially further research the process of Green IS adoption.”

HICSS provides a highly interactive environment for scholars and professionals in academia, industry, and government agencies around the world to exchange ideas and perspectives on various areas of information, computer, and systems science.

Recent research shows that HICSS ranked second in citations from 18 IS conferences, ranked third in value provided to the MIS field in 13 Management IS conferences, and ranked second in conference ratings by 11 IS conferences.

More information appears on the website https://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Reference:
Schmermbeck, H., Thünnesen, J., Voss, N., Ahlemann, F.: Green IS Does Not Just Save Energy – Insights from a Survey on Organizations’ Uses of Sustainable Technologies. In: Proceedings of the 53rd annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (forthcoming)