Green Technologies and Business Practices: An IT Approach, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos
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  • ISBN-10: 1466619732
  • ISBN-13: 9781466619739
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 287 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Green technology plays an important role in the achievement of environmental sustainability. Tax incentives, carbon taxes, and rising fossil fuel costs are motivating increased growth and development of 'green' products and services, many of which are the result of innovative discoveries in biotechnology and nanotechnology.GREEN TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS PRACTICES: AN IT APPROACH is an international platform that brings together academics, researchers, lecturers, policy makers, practitioners, and persons in decision-making positions from all backgrounds who ultimately share new theories, research findings and case studies, together enhancing understanding and collaboration of green issues in business and the role of information technologies and also analyze recent developments in theory and practice. Furthermore, this book demonstrates the capacity of green models and policies, information technology and management for the mutual understanding, prosperity and overall well-being of all the citizens in the world. This title is perfect for politicians, professors, policy makers, government officers, and students alike.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: A Paradigm of Constructing Industrial Symbiosis and Coupling in China's County-Region Economic Sustainable Development.
2: A Method for Examining SME Descriptions of Environmental Sustainability Online.
3: Organizational IT Sustainability Measures: The Strategic Green Ontology.
4: Green IT Strategies: A Conceptual Framework for the Alignment of Information Technology and Corporate Sustainability Strategy.
5: Not Madness but Business: A Green Paradigm Shift in Architecture and Building Industry.
6: Empirical Study on the Correlations of Environmental Pollution, Human Capital, and Economic Growth: Based on the 1990–2007 Data in Guangdong China.
7: Green Computing to Green Business.
8: Green, Sustainable, or Clean: What Type of IT/IS Technologies Will We Need in the Future?.
9: Longer Use, Better Use: How to Avoid Software Induced Hardware Obsolescence.
10: EcoRide: The Social Based System for Car Traffic Optimization.
11: Web-Based Digital Habitat Ecosystems for Sustainable Built Environments.
12: An Investigation into the Factors Which Influence the Adoption of Green IT: A Case Study of an Irish Public Sector Organisation.
13: Green Manufacturing Practices and Performance Among SMEs: Evidence from a Developing Nation.
14: Data Center Waste Management.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.