Green Information Technology: A study in light of Belief-Action-Outcome theory

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Gabriela Figueiredo Dias
Anatália Saraiva Martins Ramos
Rômulo Andrade de Souza Neto
Evangelina de Mello Bastos

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This study aims to understand how institutional pressures and managers’ environmental beliefs influence the adoption of Green Information Technology (Green IT). The theoretical framework of the Belief-Action-Outcome model is used. In a qualitative research approach, data on 10 university IT managers were collected through interviews and a checklist of Green IT practices.  Content analysis on the interviews was performed and the responses to the checklist were analyzed by frequency. Analysis results show that the institutional pressure most related to the adoption of Green IT for the interviewees is mimetic. Regarding environmental beliefs, while eight managers expressed concerns about environmental issues, only three reported their own initiatives. Other respondents said they faced barriers such as bureaucratic dysfunctions and lack of management support to propose actions related to Green IT.

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DIAS, G. F.; RAMOS, A. S. M.; SOUZA NETO, R. A. de; BASTOS, E. de M. Green Information Technology: A study in light of Belief-Action-Outcome theory. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 57, n. 6, p. 585–600, 2017. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020170606. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/72495. Acesso em: 4 mar. 2024.
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