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 Thu, 03. Mar. 2022   Alsdorf, Helge

SITM paper on “Green IT/IS Adoption and Usage in the DACH region” accepted for journal publication in HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik

We are thrilled to announce that the paper “Relevanz und Bedeutung der Nachhaltigkeit – Green IT/IS als Nischenthema in KMU der DACH-Region” has been accepted for publication in the journal HMD - Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik. The paper was written by Helge Alsdorf, Linda Kosmol (TU Dresden) and Zaira Rivera Fernandez (Maynooth University).

Paper abstract

Green IT/IS have been a topic of discussion for some time and are becoming an increasingly important component for companies on their way to environmental sustainability. However, it is unclear how widespread sustainable IT and IS measures are in practice, with what goal they are being used and how their impact is measured. To address these questions, we conducted a survey study with SMEs in the German-speaking DACH region. This paper provides insight into the responses from 1535 companies and shows that while the majority consider environmental sustainability to be relevant (70,8%), only a few (23,7%) have implemented metrics to examine the sustainability of their business. An even smaller proportion have adopted Green IT (11,2%) or Green IS practices (9,4%). This indicates a need for research on the successful adoption and use of Green IT/IS in companies and its positive contribution to the company and the environment.

The article will be published in the next issue of the journal in the "Forschung für die Praxis" section.