Green BPM

This project is sponsored by a Fellowship from the Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems. The project has been sponsored since 2010.

Project Summary

Organizations are a major contributor to environmental degradation. While traditionally, organizations have primarily focused on economic imperatives in terms of time, cost, efficiency, and quality, they are now increasingly forced to also consider environmental sustainability. In order to lessen their impact on the natural environment, organizations must thus design and implement environmentally sustainable processes. This project intents to immerse deeper into the role of business processes, and specifically the contribution that the business process management can play in leveraging the transformative power of information systems for creating environmentally sustainable organizations. Our key premise is that business and information technology managers need to engage in a process-focused discussion to enable a common, comprehensive understanding of organizational processes, and the process-centred opportunities for making these processes, and ultimately the organization as a process-centric entity, “green”.

Project Publications

The project publications below can be downloaded from QUT’s ePrint archive.

  • Tushi, B., Sedera, D., Recker, J. (2014): Green IT Segment Analysis: An Academic Literature Review. In: Proceedings of the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Zhu, X., Zhu, G., vanden Broucke, S., Recker, J. (2014): On Merging Business Process Management and Geographic Information Systems: Modeling and Execution of Ecological Concerns in Processes. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on Geo-Informatics in Resource Management & Sustainable Ecosystem. Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Seidel, S., Recker, J., Pimmer, C., vom Brocke, J. (2014): IT-enabled Sustainability Transformation – the Case of SAP [Teaching Case]. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 1-17.
  • Seidel, S., Recker, J., vom Brocke, J. (2013): Sensemaking and Sustainable Practicing: Functional Affordances of Information Systems in Green Transformations. Management Information Systems Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 1275-1299.
  • Seidel, S., Recker, J. (2012): Implementing Green Business Processes: The Importance of Functional Affordances of Information Systems. In J. Lamp (ed.): Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference for Information Systems. Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
  • vom Brocke, J., Seidel, S., Recker, J. (2012) [edited]: Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany
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  • Seidel, S., Recker, J., vom Brocke, J. (2012): Green Business Process Management. In J. vom Brocke, S. Seidel, J. Recker (eds.): Green Business Process Management – Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 3-14.
  • Recker, J., Rosemann, M., Hjalmarsson, A., Lind, M. (2012): Modeling and Analyzing the Carbon Footprint of Business Processes. In J. vom Brocke, S. Seidel, J. Recker (eds.): Green Business Process Management – Towards the Sustainable Enterprise. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 93-110.
  • Seidel, S., Recker, J., Pimmer, C., vom Brocke, J. (2010): Enablers and Barriers to the Organizational Adoption of Sustainable Business Practices. In D. Leidner, J. Elam: Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems. 12-15 August 2010, Lima, Peru.
  • Loos, P., Nebel, W., Gomez, J. M., Hasan, H., Watson, R.T., vom Brocke, J., Seidel, S., Recker, J. (2011): Green IT: A Matter of Business and Information Systems Engineering? Business and Information Systems Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 245-252.
  • Recker, J. (2011): Green, Greener, BPM? BPTrends, Vol. 8, Iss. 7, pp. 1-8.

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