Green IS in Education Industry: A Case Study

  • Fan Zhao
  • Samuel FarmerEmail author
  • Jodi Alejandro
  • Adrian Perez-Estrada
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9731)


Green IS relates to environmentally sustainable Information Technology practices in order to reduce business cost and lower environmental impact. Currently, much of the discussion of Green IS is focused on businesses, but the same practices can be applied to education or to anywhere IT or IS related. It is viewed as needed in both business and education because it considers the long term impacts of technology. This study conducts several interviews with employees work in an American university to explore motivations behind Green IS adoption. The results are in line with work of Jenkin et al. (2011a, b) showing that Organizations are still in the infancy stage of awareness and Green IS adoption. In addition, we found Green IS education is one critical factor current universities need to focus on in their process of Green IS adoption. We also suggest that standardization and a rating system of Green IS are necessary to encourage universities in adopting Green IS.


Green IS ERP Education Adoption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fan Zhao
    • 1
  • Samuel Farmer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jodi Alejandro
    • 1
  • Adrian Perez-Estrada
    • 1
  1. 1.College of BusinessFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityFort MyersUSA

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