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Individual's sustainable behaviour along the life cycle of IT

: Baumbach, Sandra; Graf, Valerie; Graf, Vanessa; Schafranek, Melissa

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Bednar, P.M. ; Association for Information Systems -AIS-:
26th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2018. Proceedings. Online resource : Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change; Portsmouth, UK, June 23-28, 2018
Portsmouth, 2018
Paper 168, 19 S.
European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) <26, 2018, Portsmouth>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer FIT ()
Green Information Technology; sustainability; Life Cycle of IT; technology acceptance; theory of planned behaviour

Information Technology (IT) is both, a cause as well as a solution to environmental degradation. This research paper aims to investigate factors influencing individuals behaviour along the different stages within the life cycle of IT. We differentiate between three stages, namely Manufacturing / Buy, Use and Disposal of IT. The research model builds upon the Theory of Planned Behaviour and extends it through the addition of environmental factors. Further, the research model is applied as a multi group model to all three life cycle stages. We conduct two survey-based empirical studies and find that environmental factors significantly influence an individuals intention to show sustainable behaviour across all three life cycle stages of IT.