Evaluating information system success and impact on sustainability practices: A survey and a case study of regional mesonet information systems

Qing Cao, Andrew N.K. Chen, Bradley T. Ewing, Mark A. Thompson

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Abstract

This study examines the role of information systems (IS) on environmental sustainability by gaining an understanding of how benefits may be realized from using IS in a green context (a particular IS, regional mesonet (RM) equipped with information-and communication-based technologies and a comprehensive information system) through the use of duel approaches: a survey (214 respondents) and a case study (six interviews of stakeholders of a RM). Our results provide evidence how IS use contributes to different goals at different levels of sustainability and advance knowledge of utilizing IS for providing actual as well as anticipated benefits to sustainability. In addition, our findings provide suggestions on how successful IS might be used to further induce actions and advance goals of environmental sustainability that can contribute to energy policy-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7260
JournalSustainability
Volume13
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2021

Keywords

  • Energy informatics
  • Green IS
  • IS success model
  • Regional mesonet
  • Survey
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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