Information systems in environmental sustainability: Of cannibals and forks

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Hovorka, D., Auerbach, N., & Labajo, E. (2012). Information systems in environmental sustainability: Of cannibals and forks. In J. vom Brocke, S. Seidel & J Recker (Eds.). Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise (pp. 59-72). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag

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That individuals, communities, and organizations need to change patterns of behavior and interactions to create a sustainable future for the biosphere has become a widely accepted concept in both organizational practice and sustainability research from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Information systems and the organizational, community and individual actions they support have the potential to alter the current trajectory of resource consumption, negative environmental impacts, and ecosystem degradation. Although the Information Systems discipline has begun to address the problem of environmental sustainability, current models adhere to a technologic-managerial mindset which supports the organizational status quo.

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