The proliferation of smart technologies transforms the way individual consumers perform tasks. Considerable research alludes that smart technologies are often related to domestic energy consumption. However, it remains unclear how such technologies transform tasks and thereby impact our planet. We explore the role of technological smartness in personal day-to-day tasks that help create a more sustainable future. In the absence of theory, but facing extensive changes in everyday life enabled by smart technologies, we draw on phenomenon-based theorizing (PBT) guidelines. As anchor, we refer to task endogeneity related to task-technology fit theory (TTF). As infusion, we employ theory on public goods. Our model proposes novel relations between the concepts of smart-autonomy and -transparency with sustainable task outcomes, mediated by task convenience and task significance. We discuss some implications, limitations, and future research opportunities.
Andraschko, Lars; Wunderlich, Philipp; Sarker, Saonee; and Veit, Daniel J., "ON THE ROLE OF SMARTNESS IN HELPING CONSUMERS CREATE SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES" (2023). ECIS 2023 Research-in-Progress Papers. 38.