The same assets, but new impacts: IT-enabled coordination and environmental performance

Cristina Gimenez, Vicenta Sierra, Jorge Andrés Rodriguez, Joan Rodon

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In this paper we analyze the effect of information technologies (IT) on the environmental performance of firms. In particular, we study the moderating effect of IT on the relationship between a firm's environmental practices and its environmental performance. The paper considers two moderating effects -namely, IT-enabled coordination and IT-enabled control. IT-enabled coordination refers to the integration of processes and the sharing of information between a firm and its suppliers in design and manufacturing. IT-enabled control refers to the use of IT to monitor the environmental practices that a firm implements in production and logistics. The data used were obtained from the fifth (2009) round of the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (IMSS) which includes responses from manufacturing plants within the assembly industry. Our findings suggest that IT-enabled coordination strengthens the impact of the implementation of environmental practices on the environmental performance of firms. A relevant contribution for practice is derived from this study: firms can use the same technologies (ERP, shared databases) that they once implemented to improve their operational performance to improve the environmental performance.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems
EditorialAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (versión impresa)9788488971548
EstadoPublicada - 2012
Publicado de forma externa
Evento20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012 - Barcelona, Espana
Duración: 10 jun 201213 jun 2012

Serie de la publicación

NombreECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems

Conferencia

Conferencia20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012
País/TerritorioEspana
CiudadBarcelona
Período10/06/1213/06/12

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