IT-enabled sustainability transformation—the case of SAP

Seidel, Stefan, Recker, Jan C., Pimmer, Christoph, & vom Brocke, Jan (2014) IT-enabled sustainability transformation—the case of SAP. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 35(1), pp. 1-17.

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Abstract

This teaching case describes how SAP, a leading global information technology (IT) solutions provider, embarked on a large-scale transformation program to implement a dual sustainability strategy of: (a) internally transforming the organization, and (b) addressing a business opportunity by developing IT solutions that enable their customers to become more sustainable. This case provides students with significant information about the development of SAP towards sustainability, including the company's underlying motivation, their approach to change and related challenges, and their use of IT to enable the transformation. The teaching case provides an opportunity to critically examine the benefits and risks of using IT in an effort to improve the sustainability of an organization, and to develop appropriate models for sustainable strategies and IT implementation efforts.

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ID Code: 73382
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Green IS, Sustainability, Business Transformation, Software Provider, Information Systems, Business Software, Information Technology
ISSN: 1529-3181
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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Economics Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy (130203)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2014 22:32
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 11:15

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