In the context of the environmental challenges we are facing, technology is often seen as both a cause of and a potential remedy for humanity’s environmental impact. Green consumer information systems (IS) have shown to be powerful in promoting individuals’ pro-environmental behavior. Yet, there is little knowledge about the mechanisms of how information systems lead to a sustainable change in behavior for the good. To fill this gap, we propose an experiment on the basis of a research model that sheds light on two critical aspects of how green consumer IS affects pro-environmental behavior: First, green consumer IS may be used to induce higher-level construals that foster superordinate de-terminants of pro-environmental behavior by displaying rather abstract than concrete information. Second, we analyze the direct and indirect role of technology adoption as a means to motivate pro-environmental behavior. To test our hypotheses, we propose an online experiment on eco-driving feedback and present first drafts of stimuli. Implications for consumer IS theory as well as for practice regarding feedback design are discussed.
Dahlinger, Andre and Wortmann, Felix, "FOSTERING PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR WITH GREEN CONSUMER IS: THE EFFECTS OF IS-INDUCED CONSTRUAL AND GENERAL IS USAGE MOTIVATIONS" (2016). Research-in-Progress Papers. 60.