mit Schwerpunkt Management, Personal und Information
Wir freuen uns sehr, dass die beiden Manuskripte „How to become a Sustainability Leader? The Role of IS Affordances in Enabling and Triggering Sustainability Transformations” (C. Henkel, A. Seidler, J. Kranz, M. Fiedler) sowie „Why do you NOT use the Enterprise Social Network? Analyzing Non-Users’ reasons through the lens of Affordances“ (L. Giermindl, F. Strich, M. Fiedler) auf der diesjährigen International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) (VHB-Jourqual 3: A) angenommen wurden. Die Konferenz findet vom 10.-13. Dezember 2017 in Seoul, Südkorea statt.
Anbei die Abstracts zu den beiden Manuskripten:
Abstract “How to become a Sustainability Leader? The Role of IS Affordances in Enabling and Triggering Sustainability Transformations”
In response to growing concerns about environmental degradation, firms increasingly aim to reduce their environmental footprint. On an operational level, green information systems (IS) are recognized as an important driver of more eco-sustainable practices. The impact of Green IS on a strategic level, however, is less understood. Our study seeks to fill this void by investigating the role of Green IS on organization’s sustainability strategy. Using a single case study design, we aim to identify if and how affordances of Green IS contribute to firms’ sustainable strategy. Our results indicate that Green IS affordances supported the strategic shift of our case company towards more sustainability. Moreover, we found that these affordances existed on an intra- and interorganizational level, thus impacting sustainability processes beyond the focal organization’s boundaries. Our study contributes to research on Green IS by extending our understanding of how and why affordances can trigger and enable an organizational sustainability strategy.
Abstract “Why do you NOT use the Enterprise Social Network? Analyzing Non-Users’ reasons through the lens of Affordances”
Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) are increasingly promoted, as they promise to offer enormous potentials to enhance collaboration, innovation, and performance within organizations. Nevertheless, many companies fail to encourage their employees to actively engage in ESNs. In order to understand the reasons for the lack of participation, we qualitatively surveyed 553 non-users of a multinational knowledge-intensive company. Using the concept of affordances as theoretical framework, we found our categories to be rooted in five central affordances: persistence, editability, association, accessibility, and practicability. Furthermore, we provide support for three assumptions on non-usage behavior: (1) non-users do not recognize the existence of the affordance, (2) non-users do not actualize the affordance due to their subjective action goals, and (3) non-users recognize the affordance but deliberately decide not to use the technology precisely because of its affordance. The findings of our study yield important implications on how to encourage non-users to participate in ESNs