A taxonomy of IT usage to support the implementation of environmental sustainable supply chain management

Rahim, M, Kurnia, S, Singh, P and Samson, D 2013, 'A taxonomy of IT usage to support the implementation of environmental sustainable supply chain management', in Hepu Deng and Craig Standing (ed.) ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4-6 December, 2013, pp. 1-11.


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Title A taxonomy of IT usage to support the implementation of environmental sustainable supply chain management
Author(s) Rahim, M
Kurnia, S
Singh, P
Samson, D
Year 2013
Conference name 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December, 2013
Proceedings title ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Hepu Deng and Craig Standing
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Abstract Sustainability, in recent years, has become a major concern for businesses worldwide. Many forward looking businesses have thus begun implementing sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) practices. Although there exists rich viewpoints and theoretical deliberations on the merits, enablers, and barriers of implementing SSCM practices, little discussion has so far been reported in the scholarly literature on how IT systems can be used to provide support for effective implementation of these practices. In this research-in-progress paper, we propose a taxonomy of IT usage sophistication to help organisations understand the roles of IT and the required IT capabilities for supporting the implementation of SSCM practices. The taxonomy is built on six distinct dimensions drawn from SSCM literature analysis. Finally, some implications for management are highlighted and the current status of our ongoing research involving the progress we are making in organising interviews with senior managers from large Australian organisations to evaluate the proposed taxonomy is reported.
Subjects Other Information and Computing Sciences
Keyword(s) Sustainability
sustainable supply chain
supply chains
IT usage
taxonomy
Australia
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