Call for action : investigating the role of business process management in green IS

Seidel, Stefan, vom Brocke, Jan, & Recker, Jan C. (2011) Call for action : investigating the role of business process management in green IS. In Hasan, Helen & Dwyer, Cathy (Eds.) Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, Association for Information Systems, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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Sustainable practices are more than ever on the radar screen of organizations, triggered by a growing demand of the wider population towards approaches and practices that can be considered "green" or "sustainable". Our specific intent with this call for action is to immerse deeper into the role of business processes, and specifically the contributions that the management of these processes can play in leveraging the transformative power of information systems (IS) in order to create environmentally sustainable organizations. Our key premise is that business and information technology (IT) managers need to engage in a process-focused discussion to enable a common, comprehensive understanding of process, and the process-centered opportunities for making these processes, and ultimately the organization as a process-centric entity, "green". Based on a business process lifecycle model, we propose possible avenues for future research.

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ID Code: 41450
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Green IS, Green IT, Business Process Management
ISSN: 1535-6078
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Management (050205)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works License
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2011 22:39
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:44

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