Issue: 2019/Vol.29/No.4, Pages 125-146
THE ROLE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN SHAPING INTEGRATIVE LOGIC FOR BUSINESS SUSTAINABILITY
Cite as: K. Tworek, K. Walecka-Jankowska, A. Zgrzywa-Ziemak. The role of information systems in shaping integrative logic for business sustainability. Operations Research and Decisions 2019: 29(4), 125-146. DOI 10.37190/ord190406
The article refers to a valid and current research area, which is the role of information technology (IT) in the formation of business sustainability (BS). The main objective of this article is to identify the role of IT in shaping sustainable organization in the context of different, partly conflicting, approaches to BS and empirical verification of the proposed theoretical framework. The article describes key differences between BS approaches in case cognitive logic (reductionist versus integrative logic) and axiological (individualistic-egoistic versus holistic-altruistic axiology) distinction. Theoretical role of IT in shaping integrative logic for BS is identified and presented. The proposed theoretical concept is empirically verified. The verification is based on empirical studies conducted in 400 SMEs operating in Poland in 2017.
Keywords: business sustainability, information technology, IT reliability, organizational performance, system approach
Received: 11 August 2017 Accepted: 13 January 2020