Information Systems for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness
The current research was intended to examine the effects of internal and external factors of small and medium-sizedcorporations (SMC) on green management performances through the establishment and utilization of InformationTechnology (IT) and building external relations. The results of the study showed that of the corporate internal factors, theinterest levels of CEOs concerning the environment did not significantly affect the establishment and utilization ofinformation systems that required large expenses and investments in technological core competencies. Of the corporateexternal factors, the intensity of competition within the industry was shown to have a significant effect on buildingrelationships for information and knowledge, but not on the establishment and utilization of information systems. On theother hand, government regulations on the environment had significant effects both on the establishment and utilization ofinformation systems and on building relationships for information and knowledge. The establishment and utilization ofinformation systems had significant effects on building relationships for information and knowledge, but not on greenmanagement performances. However, building relationships for information and knowledge showed significant effects ongreen management performances, suggesting the importance of building relationships for information and knowledge withexternal parties.
Jung, Hyung-Shik; Kim, Youngshim; and An, Jin A, "Effects of the Internal and External Factors of Small and Mediumsized Corporations on Green Management Performances through the Establishment and Utilization of Information Systems and Building Relationships for Information and Knowledge" (2011). AMCIS 2011 Proceedings - All Submissions. 217.