- Since 05/2017: Ph.D. Student at the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
- 10/2014 - 04/2017: Study of Information Systems (degree: Master of Science), University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen Germany
- 01/2016 - 05/2016: Semester abroad at the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
- 09/2008 – 03/2014: Study of Economics (degree: Bachelor of Science), Technical University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany
- Since 05/2017: Research Assistant at the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
- 06/2016 – 04/2017: Research Aide at the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
- 02/2015 – 05/2016: Student Assistant at the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
- 03/2013 – 04/2014: Student Assistant at the Institute for School Development Research, Dortmund, Germany
- 09/2012 – 02/2013: Internship at ABSOLVENTA GmbH, Berlin, Germany
- 10/2010 – 08/2012: Student Assistant at the Institute for School Development Research, Dortmund, Germany
Fields of Research:
- Green IT and Green IS
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.
Proceedings of the 53rd annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (forthcoming).
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.
Schmermbeck, H.: On making a difference: Towards an integrative framework for Green IT and Green IS adoption.
Proceedings of the 52nd annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science.
Organizations and society nowadays face significant challenges. Organizations are required to fundamentally digital transform by assimilating Information Technology (IT) and Information System (IS) assets. Society faces an increasingly severe global climate disruption and needs to become more environmentally friendly. Green IT (GIT) and Green IS (GIS), as technologies and initiatives that seek to reduce the negative impacts of IT/IS on the environment, are a response to this. They can help organizations to gain a competitive advantage while also addressing broad-scale environmental issues. We undertake a literature review to frame the general GIT/GIS adoption process. We provide an overarching understanding by modeling a sequence of five cognitive adoption phases (outset, pre-adoption, adoption, post-adoption, and outcome) on four levels (environmental, societal, organizational, and individual). By recognizing that GIT/GIS adoption has multiple drivers and outcomes, we provide an extensive perspective on GIT/GIS adoption.