Review of Design-Oriented Green Information Systems Research

Brendel Alfred Benedikt, Chasin Friedrich, Mirbabaie Milad, Riehle Dennis M, Harnischmacher Christine


Abstract
Green IS (GIS) research addresses environmental challenges brought on by climate change and the need to preserve the natural environment. Within this scope, design-oriented research, most notably within the Design Science Research (DSR) community, aims to provide solutions to these environmental challenges in the form of novel artifacts. The resulting IS solutions are valuable instruments for reducing emissions, increasing energy efficiency, and mitigating waste. Over the past 14 years, the IS research community was called upon multiple times to focus on designing solutions suitable for facilitating sustainability. However, it is unclear how these calls for action resonated within the design-oriented research community. Against this background, we analyzed the landscape of design-oriented GIS research by looking at 60 different GIS studies that have designed and evaluated an artifact. By analyzing these publications, we were able to make six observations. Based on these observations, we discuss how design-oriented GIS research can evolve to live up to the expectations of creating an immediate positive environmental impact

Keywords
Green IS; literature review; environmental sustainability; sustainable development goals; research directions



Publication type
Forschungsartikel (Zeitschrift)

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2022

Journal
Sustainability

Volume
14

Issue
8

Pages range
4650

Language
English

ISSN
1937-0695

DOI

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