Individual and organizational factors affecting the implementation of Green IT: a case study of an Indian business school

Nanath, Krishnadas ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3515-9084 and Pillai, R. Radhakrishna (2021) Individual and organizational factors affecting the implementation of Green IT: a case study of an Indian business school. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 87 (3) , e12163. ISSN 1681-4835 [Article] (doi:10.1002/isd2.12163)

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Abstract

Green Information Technology (Green IT) emerged as a critical research agenda for reducing organizations' carbon footprints to achieve environmental sustainability. This paper aims to understand the factors that affect the adoption of Green Information Technology in the context of a developing country. Studies that have focused on both individual and organizational level factors (multi‐level approach) remain limited. The Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA), Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), and Technology‐Organization‐Environment (TOE) framework was used as a theoretical lens to address the gap in the literature. The theoretical background and participatory case study (qualitative) as the methodology was used to investigate the factors at multiple levels that could affect Green IT implementation in the developing country context (Indian business school). The findings reveal that three key dimensions affect the implementation of Green IT‐ Need, Scope, and the Inclination to adopt Green IT. Each dimension includes a mix of factors at the individual and organizational levels. This paper contributes to the theory by proposing a framework for multi‐level Green IT adoption. It also provides guidelines to the practitioners for considering the intervention factors at the individual and organizational levels.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Information Systems
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 31515
Notes on copyright: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Nanath, K, Pillai, RR. Individual and organizational factors affecting the implementation of Green IT: A case study of an Indian business school. Electron j inf syst dev ctries. 2021; 87:e12163, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/isd2.12163. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
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URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31515

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