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The increasing economical, ecological and social significance of information systems (IS) demands reorientation for IS management. Ever-growing energy consumption, waste streams, data amounts and performance expectations require management concepts that consider these forces. While concepts of corporate social responsibility or sustainability have been(More)
The increasing attention towards the environmental impact of IT (information technology) demands reorientation from IT departments. Research has outlined that the importance of Green IT is related to IT business alignment and environmental initiatives while uncertainty potentially derives from missing standards, measurements, or missing internal support for(More)
The article examines the contribution of Green IT activities to the objectives of IT departments by analysing empirical data from 116 companies using exploratory factor analysis. The outcomes indicate that Green IT contributes to the objectives of efficient internal operations, reputational management, and market competitiveness. In particular, reputational(More)
Environmental technologies are becoming increasingly important for business firms to reduce environmental impacts and differentiate from competitors. In this paper, fundamental approaches of strategic management are presented and the strategic significance of sustainability initiatives and Green Information Technology (Green IT) is analyzed. Environmental(More)
Green Information Technology (IT) has become an important topic in IT management research and practice in the last years due to economic opportunities and increasing pressure from stakeholders. However, many IT organisations fail to manage their environmental efforts in an adequate manner since they neglect the strategic aspects of this topic. This paper(More)
In this paper we develop a typology of Green IS strategies and address two research questions: 1) What different types of Green IS strategies can be identified in a real-life context? 2) How do firms with distinct Green IS strategies conceive the role of Green IS within their organization? We begin with the a priori definition of "Green IS strategy" and(More)