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Modeling and analyzing the carbon footprint of business processes

Recker, Jan C., Rosemann, Michael, Hjalmarsson, Anders , & Lind, Mikael (2012) Modeling and analyzing the carbon footprint of business processes. In vom Brocke, Jan, Seidel, Stefan, & Recker, Jan C. (Eds.) Green Business Process Management Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 93-110.

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Abstract

Many corporations and individuals realize that environmental sustainability is an urgent problem to address. In this chapter, we contribute to the emerging academic discussion by proposing two innovative approaches for engaging in the development of environmentally sustainable business processes. Specifically, we describe an extended process modeling approach for capturing and documenting the dioxide emissions produced during the execution of a business process. For illustration, we apply this approach to the case of a government Shared Service provider. Second, we then introduce an analysis method for measuring the carbon dioxide emissions produced during the execution of a business process. To illustrate this approach, we apply it in the real-life case of a European airport and show how this information can be leveraged in the re-design of "green" business processes.

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ID Code: 50911
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Green IS, Green BPM
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27488-6
ISBN: 978-3-642-27487-9
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
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Deposited On: 18 Jun 2012 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 00:50

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