1. bookVolume 12 (2021): Issue 2 (December 2021)
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A Bibliometric Network Analysis of Green Information Technology and Green Information Systems Research

Published Online: 10 Apr 2022
Volume & Issue: Volume 12 (2021) - Issue 2 (December 2021)
Page range: 17 - 45
Received: 08 Apr 2021
Accepted: 09 Aug 2021
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
1847-9375
First Published
19 Sep 2012
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

Background: In recent years, the concepts of Green Information Technology and Green Information Systems (Green IT/IS) have attracted the attention of many researchers. Several environmental and sustainability studies have suggested that smart usage of Green IT/IS is one of the most important enablers for sustainable development in organizations and plays an essential role in greening the planet.

Objectives: This paper aims to examine the development of the Green IT/IS field based on the published works. The focus is on analysing the keywords of related papers obtained from the Web of Science database.

Methods/Approach: Based on the two-mode network of papers and keywords, the analysis of co-occurrence of keywords is provided. The most frequent keywords discovered by the temporal network analysis are presented from the perspective of the most prominent journals.

Results: The main pillars of knowledge in Green IT/IS research are highlighted, and a chronological map of the field is provided.

Conclusions: Green IT/IS’s studied field shows constant growth in the last decades, and the results indicate the trends of future development in the field. The paper is one of the first studies that apply the bibliographic network analysis approach to the field of Green IT/IS.

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