Information technology as a change actant in sustainability innovation: Insights from Uppsala
2011 (English)In: Journal of strategic information systems, ISSN 0963-8687, Vol. 20, no 1, 96-112 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study investigates the effects of a sustainability initiative in a Swedish municipality viewed through the lens of actor network theory. The focus is on the consequences of committing to the implementation of a reporting and analysis system for IT-supported sustainability. This commitment involves several actor networks, both internal and external to the municipality. The study shows that, to implement successfully a sustainability initiative, a thorough understanding of organizational routines and standards is required to enrol the affected stakeholders. Information systems can play a central role as tools for improving sustainability indicators and routines, thereby constituting important change actants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 20, no 1, 96-112 p.
Sustainability information system, Green IT, Actor network theory, Action research, Case study, Literature review
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-145714DOI: 10.1016/j.jsis.2010.09.007ISI: 000289700500008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-145714DiVA: diva2:396818