Conference Theme Track A: IS for Sustainability

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1270

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In the current transformation towards more sustainable forms of transportation, the logistics sector offers promising potential for a shift towards electric vehicles. In this study, we apply a qualitative content analysis approach to shed light on the factors influencing the adoption process of electric transportation fleets and how IS can facilitate this adoption. Based on the knowledge of 37 decision-makers from companies that had dealt with the adoption of electric fleets, we identified specific preliminary conditions, characteristics of the organization, and characteristics of the innovation that need to be considered in the adoption decision. This establishes a holistic view of the factors influencing the various steps in electric fleet adoption that serves as a basis for further discussion among researchers and practitioners. Drawing on these findings, we discuss the need for dedicated IS support to drive the adoption process of electric transport fleets and suggest specific approaches to achieve this.

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Dec 12th, 12:00 AM

(I Can’t Get No) Electrification – A Qualitative-Empirical Study on Electrification of Transportation Fleets

In the current transformation towards more sustainable forms of transportation, the logistics sector offers promising potential for a shift towards electric vehicles. In this study, we apply a qualitative content analysis approach to shed light on the factors influencing the adoption process of electric transportation fleets and how IS can facilitate this adoption. Based on the knowledge of 37 decision-makers from companies that had dealt with the adoption of electric fleets, we identified specific preliminary conditions, characteristics of the organization, and characteristics of the innovation that need to be considered in the adoption decision. This establishes a holistic view of the factors influencing the various steps in electric fleet adoption that serves as a basis for further discussion among researchers and practitioners. Drawing on these findings, we discuss the need for dedicated IS support to drive the adoption process of electric transport fleets and suggest specific approaches to achieve this.

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