IT-enabled Green Management and Sustainability
Today's natural environment is rapidly degrading as a result of human overpopulation and mismanagement of natural resources. As the evidence of worldwide environmental degradation mounts—melting glaciers, resource depletion, ocean acidification, deforestation, and so on—the pressure on our society and organizations intensifies. In the current era of digitization, the society confronted with these enormous environmental challenges are asking for research efforts toward probing IT-enabled solutions for sustainable development and green management at both public governance and business operations. Indeed, this phenomena has received an increasing amount of attention over the years from IS researchers, including multiple workshops, conferences and journal special issues devoted to investigating this trend further.


Consequently, IS community is uniquely positioned to address these issues, given its encompassing knowledge of both technical and social dimensions, along with a solution-oriented inclination that has been developed over the past decades. The emergence of more and more IT innovations and creative business models (e.g., sharing economy and Internet finance) may also offer us brand-new ideas or orientations for addressing these problems of the environments with the use of advanced and innovated green IS.

The IT-enabled Green Management and Sustainability track welcomes theoretical and empirical and perspectives on the role of IS/IT in addressing the environmental concerns and challenges of sustainability. We cordially invite rigorous and relevant studies employing a wide variety of research methods to address practical or theoretical questions on green IS and ecological sustainability.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Adoption and impact of green IS and sustainability practices
The role of social media for sustainable awareness of citizens
Sharing economics and IT-enabled green platforms practices
Green IT strategy and market orientations in technology regulation contents
IT-enabled green ecosystem and market efficiency
Theories for green IS and sustainability
Case studies of green IS and sustainability
Human and green devices and products
Environmental management systems
Energy resource management and energy informatics applications
Sustainable business process management
Green government and sustainable public governance
Green service/marketing using big data
IS/IT solutions for a sustainable society management (e.g., Internet of things (IoT), smart grid)
IT-enabled infrastructure in development of smart cities
Green supply chains operations and innovative IS applications
Green IS and Internet finance innovation
Organizational benefits by Green IS initiatives


Track Co-Chairs:
1. Dr. Helen S. Du, Professor, School of Management, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China,
2. Dr. Zhen Zhu, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China,
3. Dr. Alain Chong, Professor, Nottingham University Business School China, University of Nottingham Ningbo China,


Track AEs:
1. Alex Koohong, Professor, Middle Georgia State University, USA,
2. Antony Paulraj, Professor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China,
3. Keng-Boon Ooi, Professor, UCSI University, Malaysia,
4. Kristijan Mirkovski, Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand,
5. Ling Jiang, Research Fellow, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China,
6. Mahbubul Alam, Associate Professor, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh,
7. Eric Ngai, Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China,
8. Pei-Lee Teh, Associate Professor, Monash Universiy, Sunway Campus, Malaysia,
9. Wei, Shang, Associate Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
10. Yi Jiang, Associate Processor, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China,
11. Zhou Li, Reader, Greenwich University, U.K.,