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Another FaCTS Mellon Project


by Dr. Gary A. Poe

Project Summary

Business is connected through economic systems are composed of materials, goods, services, information and money flow that circumvent the world. We have learned there is an interactive effect between economic systems and ecological systems where both ecological and economic systems mutually affect one another. We need to make inquiry into these systems to investigate and understand this interaction. Technology has changed how business is conducted and is increasingly being leveraged to improve business outcomes. Today technology can enable the business to not only manage the business but can also manage the ecological environment in which business is conducted by providing the knowledge and information and information tools necessary for both the manager and information technology professional to better manage the businesses impact on its environment to create sustainable environments. We will create a course on this relationship and its importance in the business world. We will instruct students why business must operate in a manner that promotes ecological sustainability. We will also instruct how information technology can provide support for business organizations to help them construct, grow, operate and monitor their operations in a manner that supports ecological sustainability.

Start date: Monday, March 30, 2015
Finish date: Sunday, May 1, 2016