This paper presents a conceptual framework aiming to better research, understand and develop Green IT within organizations. Based on a literature review on Green IT, regarding the concepts of responsibility and sustainability, we propose an initial framework with five dimensions: ethical, technological, economical, social and environmental. These dimensions compose Green IT strategies and practices. Additionally, the framework considers that environmental changing requirements, strategic requirements and dynamic capabilities are the forces which move organizations toward green practices and foster innovation. This framework is part of a five-year horizon project that began in 2009 and aims to contribute to the theory in the field, having as initial goal to identify the constructs associated with Green IT.
Viaro, Thiago; Vaccaro, Guilherme; Azevedo, Debora; Tondolo, Vilmar; and Bittencourt, Cláudia, "2P. A conceptual framework to develop Green IT – going beyond the idea of environmental sustainability" (2010). CONF-IRM 2010 Proceedings. 16.