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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, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York, pp. 93-109.

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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 governmental Shared Services provider. Second, we then introduce an analysis method for measuring the carbon dioxide emissions produced during the execution of a business process. To illustrative this approach, we apply it in the real-life case of an European airport and show how this information can be leveraged in the re-design of “green” busi-ness processes.

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    ID Code: 52967
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: sustainability, process modeling, process analysis, carbon footprint
    ISBN: 978-3-642-27487-9
    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)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Systems (150302)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Springer.
    Deposited On: 08 Aug 2012 15:11
    Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 17:53

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