Managers' Concerns and Stakeholder Impact towards Greening a Data Center

PNCTM; Vol. 2, Jan 2013

6 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2017

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Nadeera Ahangama

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology

Kennedy Gunawardana

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The main objective of this qualitative exploratory research is to explore the extent of managers’ concerns and their perspectives on stakeholder impact for data center greening. Nine case studies from data centers located in Sri Lanka were devised for the empirical investigation. The research identified six managerial concern factors for green acquisition, use and disposal, as well as four factors to represent stakeholder impact. In depth semi structured expert interviews were carried out to gather data and cross-case synthesis is employed to analyse case studies, followed by fitting equation models. The main obstacle identified for greening in this industry is the absence of benchmarks and business need to go green.

Keywords: Data Centers, Green Practices, Manager Concerns, Acquisition, Use, Disposal, Stakeholder Impact

Suggested Citation

Ahangama, Nadeera and Gunawardana, Kennedy, Managers' Concerns and Stakeholder Impact towards Greening a Data Center (2013). PNCTM; Vol. 2, Jan 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2932673

Nadeera Ahangama

Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology ( email )

Technology Park Malaysia
Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Kennedy Gunawardana (Contact Author)

University of Sri Jayewardenepura ( email )

Nugegoda
Gandodawila
Gangodawila, Nugegoda 10250
Sri Lanka

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