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Unordered business processes, sustainability and green IS

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Abstract


  • Green Information Systems (Green IS) provides a socio-technical

    perspective on the diverse complex phenomena of organisational sustainability.

    The Cynefin sense-making framework is eminently suitable for making sense

    of dynamic, complex phenomena and for guiding sensible decisions on how to

    meet the challenges they present. The Cynefin framework is described here and

    illustrated in terms of both ordered and unordered business processes. It is the

    unordered that are the least understood; but they are the most critical when it comes

    to sustainability. While order may be appropriate in the short term, sustainability

    issues also demand a more challenging long-term perspective. Just how rapidly and

    unpredictably business processes can change is well known in the field of IS which

    understands the revolutionary nature of new digital technologies. This chapter

    explores ways to manage sustainably in the face of such uncertainty through an

    appreciation of unordered complexity.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Hasan, H. M. (2012). Unordered business processes, sustainability and green IS. In J. vom Brocke, S. Seidel & J. Recker (Eds.), Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise (pp. 39-58). Heidleberg: Springer.

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  • 2-s2.0-84927580038

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1126&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/124

Book Title


  • Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Heidleberg

Abstract


  • Green Information Systems (Green IS) provides a socio-technical

    perspective on the diverse complex phenomena of organisational sustainability.

    The Cynefin sense-making framework is eminently suitable for making sense

    of dynamic, complex phenomena and for guiding sensible decisions on how to

    meet the challenges they present. The Cynefin framework is described here and

    illustrated in terms of both ordered and unordered business processes. It is the

    unordered that are the least understood; but they are the most critical when it comes

    to sustainability. While order may be appropriate in the short term, sustainability

    issues also demand a more challenging long-term perspective. Just how rapidly and

    unpredictably business processes can change is well known in the field of IS which

    understands the revolutionary nature of new digital technologies. This chapter

    explores ways to manage sustainably in the face of such uncertainty through an

    appreciation of unordered complexity.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Hasan, H. M. (2012). Unordered business processes, sustainability and green IS. In J. vom Brocke, S. Seidel & J. Recker (Eds.), Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise (pp. 39-58). Heidleberg: Springer.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84927580038

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1126&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/124

Book Title


  • Green Business Process Management: Towards the Sustainable Enterprise

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 39

End Page


  • 58

Place Of Publication


  • Heidleberg