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Framework for Assessing Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability of ICT Organizations

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dc.contributor.advisor deMonsabert, Sharon Odeh, Khuloud
dc.creator Odeh, Khuloud en_US 2013-08-09T15:40:05Z 2013-08-09T15:40:05Z 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Key challenges that confront the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry today in defining and achieving social, environmental, and economic sustainability goals include identifying sustainable operating standards and best practices and measuring and assessing performance against those practices. The industry lacks a framework for assessing sustainability that is consistent, reliable, and applicable to ICT organizations' practices beyond the data center operation and purchasing of electronic products. Without an industry accepted framework, the burden of defining sustainable practices lies with each organization or company. This has resulted in inconsistencies and a general lack of baseline information regarding sustainable practice in the sector. To address this gap, an ICT sustainability assessment framework was developed. The framework took a balanced approach in accounting for the environmental, economic and social sustainability issues in ICT and recognized contributions of innovation to sustainable ICT. The rating method was based on a weighted and aggregated set of criteria that were validated by ICT sustainability experts. An expert focus group validated the model ratings against their professional judgment. Practical application of the model was also demonstrated for a leading North American Telecommunication company.
dc.format.extent 314 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2013 Khuloud Odeh en_US
dc.subject Information technology en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Green IT en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Sustainability Assessment en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Computing en_US
dc.subject Sustainable ICT en_US
dc.subject Sustainablity Rating en_US
dc.title Framework for Assessing Environmental, Social, and Economic Sustainability of ICT Organizations en_US
dc.type Dissertation en Doctoral en Information Technology en George Mason University en

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