Translating Green IT: The case of the Swedish Green IT Audit
2013 (English)In: ICT4S 2013: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, ETH Zurich, February 14-16, 2013 / [ed] Hilty, Lorenz M., Aebischer, Bernard, Andersson, Göran and Lohmann, Wolfgang, 2013, 208-216 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
In this paper we use translation theory from organization studies  to discuss the Green IT Audit, which is a consultancy model developed in Sweden, following the recent industry shock-wave of Green IT . Translation theory is based on social constructionism , which inter alia posits that concepts, such as Green IT, do not have intrinsic meanings, but that meaning is created in social interaction. The theory is therefore part of an interpretive turn in organization studies, where effort is dedicated not to increasing the efficiency or effectiveness of organizations (the main concern of more functionalist studies), but to see how people that constitute them, make sense and interpret their work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 208-216 p.
Social Anthropology Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Computer Systems; Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210482ISBN: 978-3-906031-24-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210482DiVA: diva2:662862
First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainability, February 14-16, 2013, ETH Zurich