Information Systems for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness


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 empiricalsurveys. Less research is firmly based on existing IS theories. Furthermore, little research has been undertaken to analyze thecontribution of outsourcing to environmental sustainability. This paper takes a theory-based approach to link outsourcingwith sustainable IS to examine the possibilities of organizations engaging in green and sustainable initiatives. To ensure abroad scope the model is built on the technology-organization-environment (TOE) framework. This framework is extendedwith the diffusion of innovation (DoI) theory to incorporate implementation success, technology acceptance and thetransaction cost theory (TCT) to integrate outsourcing success into the model.