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Interplay between information systems and environmental management in ISO 14001-certified companies: Implications for future research on big data

Paula De Camargo Fiorini (Department of Production Engineering, Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Bauru, Brazil)
Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour (Montpellier Business School, Montpellier Research in Management, Montpellier, France)
Ana Beatriz Lopes de Sousa Jabbour (Montpellier Business School, Montpellier Research in Management, Montpellier, France)
Nelson Oliveira Stefanelli (Business School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)
Yudi Fernando (Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia) (Management Department, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta Barat, Indonesia)

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 30 November 2018

Issue publication date: 20 September 2019

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the contributions of information systems (IS) for the evolutionary process of corporate environmental management by highlighting implications for big data research.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors conducted two case studies with Brazilian enterprises certified by ISO 14001, by conducting interviews, document analysis and direct observation. Implications for a research agenda on big data are also presented.

Findings

As results, the authors present the identification of the main contributions of IS for the evolution of environmental management in the studied cases. The authors found that advanced stage regarding IS may be considered a factor that implies a more effective environmental management.

Originality/value

The main contribution of this research consists of the presentation of a framework that identifies the support of IS for corporate environmental practices. By confirming the relation between IS and maturity levels of environmental management, the authors highlight that application of big data has the potential of boosting the relation between IS and corporate environmental management.

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Acknowledgements

This study was financed in part by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – Brasil (CAPES) – Finance Code 001.

Citation

De Camargo Fiorini, P., Chiappetta Jabbour, C.J., Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, A.B., Oliveira Stefanelli, N. and Fernando, Y. (2019), "Interplay between information systems and environmental management in ISO 14001-certified companies: Implications for future research on big data", Management Decision, Vol. 57 No. 8, pp. 1883-1901. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-07-2018-0739

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