Multi-disciplinary green IT archival analysis: a pathway for future studies

Sedera, Darshana and Lokuge, Sachithra ORCID: and Tushi, Bonny and Tan, Felix (2017) Multi-disciplinary green IT archival analysis: a pathway for future studies. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 41 (1):28. pp. 674-733.


With the growth of information technology (IT), there is a growing global concern about the environmental impact of such technologies. As such, academics in several research disciplines consider research on green IT a vibrant theme. While the disparate knowledge in each discipline is gaining substantial momentum, we need a consolidated multidisciplinary view of the salient findings of each research discipline for green IT research to reach its full potential. We reviewed 390 papers published on green IT from 2007 to 2015 in three disciplines: computer science, information systems and management. The prevailing literature demonstrates the value of this consolidated approach for advancing our understanding on this complex global issue of environmental sustainability. We provide an overarching theoretical perspective to consolidate multi-disciplinary findings and to encourage information systems researchers to develop an effective cumulative tradition of research.

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Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 05:41
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 05:10
Uncontrolled Keywords: archival analysis; green IT/IS; sustainability
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.17705/1CAIS.04128

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