Sustainable IS Initialization Through Outsourcing: A Theory-Based Approach

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Environmentally friendly and sustainable initiatives have emerged as important topics in IS research over the last few years. However the existing discussions and scientific contributions in this field are mainly based on case studies and empirical surveys. Less research is firmly based on existing IS theories. Furthermore, little research has been undertaken to analyze the contribution of outsourcing to environmental sustainability. This paper takes a theory-based approach to link outsourcing with sustainable IS to examine the possibilities of organizations engaging in green and sustainable initiatives. To ensure a broad scope the model is built on the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework. This framework is extended with the diffusion of innovation (DoI) theory to incorporate implementation success, technology acceptance and the transaction cost theory (TCT) to integrate outsourcing success into the model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems (AIS)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781618390981
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventAmericas Conference on Information Systems - Detroit, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20117 Aug 2011

Publication series

Name17th Americas Conference on Information Systems 2011, AMCIS 2011


ConferenceAmericas Conference on Information Systems
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Green IT
  • Green IS
  • Sustainable IS
  • Outsourcing
  • B2B Integration
  • Sustainability


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