Information Systems for Sustainability and Global Competitiveness


The study of the relationships between information technology (IT), environmental organizational issues and performance isa cutting-edge research topic for information systems (IS) research. However, at present we know very little about theserelationships. Drawing on the perspective of IT-enabled capabilities and the literature on organizations and the naturalenvironment, our study introduces the construct capability of proactive corporate environmental strategy (ES) to the IScommunity. Through a resource-based analysis, we propose that IT capability may enable the implementation of a proactiveES and that this strategy could play a significant role in determining the business value of IT. Using structural equationsmodelling (SEM) with data collected from 63 firms, we find that IT capability is an enabler of proactive ES and that thisstrategy plays a significant role in mediating the effects of IT capability on firm performance.