Efficiency: A Guiding Principle of Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems

Research output: Contributions to collected editions/worksChapterpeer-review


Recently, there has been increasing recognition that computer-based information systems should better support corporate sustainability management. New administrative approaches, e.g. in the field of emission trading, and recommendations, for instance regarding carbon footprints of products, require a new type of information systems in companies. These new components can be called corporate environmental management information systems (CEMIS). What is the purpose of these systems? They should provide the required information for environmental or sustainability management. But what is the idea behind? What is the guiding principle of these systems? This chapter discusses efficiency as a guiding principle of CEMIS. It helps to understand better basic methodologies like life cycle assessment, and it provides presuppositional knowledge for the challenge of introducing these information instruments
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Environmental Management Information Systems : Advancements and Trends
EditorsFrank Teuteberg, Jorge Marx Gomez
Number of pages21
Place of PublicationHershey
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Publication date2010
ISBN (Print)978-1-61520-981-1, 9781616923433
ISBN (Electronic)9781615209828
Publication statusPublished - 2010