Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach
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Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
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Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 287
ISBN13: 9781466619722|ISBN10: 1466619724|EISBN13: 9781466619739|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1972-2


Green technology plays an important role in the achievement of environmental sustainability. Tax incentives, carbon taxes, and rising fossil fuel costs are motivating increased growth and development of 'green' products and services, many of which are the result of innovative discoveries in biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach is an international platform that brings together academics, researchers, lecturers, policy makers, practitioners, and persons in decision-making positions from all backgrounds who ultimately share new theories, research findings and case studies, together enhancing understanding and collaboration of green issues in business and the role of information technologies and also analyze recent developments in theory and practice. Furthermore, this book demonstrates the capacity of green models and policies, information technology and management for the mutual understanding, prosperity and overall well-being of all the citizens in the world. This title is perfect for politicians, professors, policy makers, government officers, and students alike.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced biofuels
  • Case Studies
  • Climate Change
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global warming and economic impact
  • Green information systems
  • Green inventory management
  • Green network analysis
  • Green power
  • Green Technologies

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors to this book are researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in informatics, information systems, technology, business, economics, and marketing. They present the latest research and case studies on green business issues and the role of information technologies in supporting green methods in areas such as green manufacturing, bio-based air purification systems, green chemistry, energy sources, biofuels, and sustainable agriculture. After outlining a conceptual framework for the alignment of information technology and corporate sustainability strategy, chapters address topics such as the green paradigm shift in architecture, green computing, avoiding software-induced hardware obsolescence, and web-based digital habitat ecosystems for sustainable built environments. Country case studies examine environmental pollution in China and factors which influence the adoption of green IT in Ireland. The book's readership includes researchers, practitioners, students, government officials, and CEOs. Ordonez de Pablos teaches business administration at the University of Oviedo, Spain.

– Book News Inc. Portland, OR

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.