Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ideas Competitions: Could this work for sustainability practices?

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Jan Marco Leimeister and colleagues have a paper in JMIS (2009) entitled “Leveraging Crowdsourcing:  Activation-Supporting Components for IT-Based Ideas Competition” in which they describe how “activation enabling” functionality and features enhance ideas competition effectiveness.

The paper got me thinking about how ideas competitions might be applied to generate new sustainability practices in organizations. Perhaps this would also enhance employee engagement? This paper is a good example of how IS research, in this case employing the design science methodology, might add to the environmental sustainability scholarly discourse. Kudos to Jan and colleagues for conducting this insightful analysis.

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Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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