Organizational Self-Renewal: The Role of Green IS in Developing Eco-Effectiveness

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    Recent research has acknowledged the key role of information systems (IS) in helping build sustainable organizations. Although many organizations have implemented strategies for increased sustainability, empirical evidence for the effects of such strategies is sparse, and the understanding of the underlying processes to reach ecoeffectiveness is limited. We draw upon the competing values framework and a longitudinal study of Nordea, a large Nordic bank, to develop a theoretical model that explains the processes through which an organization passes as to successfully institutionalize a sustainable work environment, and the role of Green IS in this process. Three main findings emerge: First, the transformation towards eco-effectiveness can be understood as an incremental process, involving a number of actions over a long time period. Second, Green IS initiatives cannot be studied in isolation from other sustainable initiatives, since they are re-enforcing each other. Third, Green IS initiatives can act as ‘motors’ towards eco-effectiveness, in bridging competing models of organizational effectiveness.
    Recent research has acknowledged the key role of information systems (IS) in helping build sustainable organizations. Although many organizations have implemented strategies for increased sustainability, empirical evidence for the effects of such strategies is sparse, and the understanding of the underlying processes to reach ecoeffectiveness is limited. We draw upon the competing values framework and a longitudinal study of Nordea, a large Nordic bank, to develop a theoretical model that explains the processes through which an organization passes as to successfully institutionalize a sustainable work environment, and the role of Green IS in this process. Three main findings emerge: First, the transformation towards eco-effectiveness can be understood as an incremental process, involving a number of actions over a long time period. Second, Green IS initiatives cannot be studied in isolation from other sustainable initiatives, since they are re-enforcing each other. Third, Green IS initiatives can act as ‘motors’ towards eco-effectiveness, in bridging competing models of organizational effectiveness.
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012
    Editors F. George Joey
    Number of pages19
    Volume1
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Date2012
    Pages853-871
    ChapterPaper 1067
    ISBN (Electronic)9780615718439
    StatePublished - 2012
    EventThe 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2012 : Digital Innovation in the Service Economy - Orlando, Florida, United States
    Duration: 16 Dec 201219 Dec 2012
    http://icis2012.aisnet.org/

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    ConferenceThe 33rd International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2012
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando, Florida
    Period16/12/201219/12/2012
    OtherICIS is the major annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
    Volume2012
    ISSN0000-0033

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      Hedman, J., Henningsson, S., & Selander, L. (2012). Organizational Self-Renewal: The Role of Green IS in Developing Eco-Effectiveness. In . F. G. Joey (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012 (Vol. 1, pp. 853-871 ). Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol.. 2012
      Hedman, Jonas ; Henningsson, Stefan ; Selander, Lisen. / Organizational Self-Renewal : The Role of Green IS in Developing Eco-Effectiveness. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. editor / F. George Joey. Vol. 1 Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2012. pp. 853-871 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ???volume??? 2012).
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      Hedman, J, Henningsson, S & Selander, L 2012, Organizational Self-Renewal: The Role of Green IS in Developing Eco-Effectiveness. in FG Joey (ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. vol. 1, Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), Atlanta, GA, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, vol. 2012, pp. 853-871 , Orlando, Florida, United States, 16/12/2012.

      Organizational Self-Renewal : The Role of Green IS in Developing Eco-Effectiveness. / Hedman, Jonas; Henningsson, Stefan; Selander, Lisen.

      Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. ed. / F. George Joey. Vol. 1 Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL), 2012. p. 853-871 .

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      Hedman J, Henningsson S, Selander L. Organizational Self-Renewal: The Role of Green IS in Developing Eco-Effectiveness. In Joey FG, editor, Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 1. Atlanta, GA: Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). 2012. p. 853-871 . (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Vol. 2012).