Special Issue "Conscious Consumption"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: (e-)consumer behaviour; (e-)retailing; (e-)shopping; retail innovation; digital signage
Interests: consumer psychology; psychological factors influencing morally dubious behaviours; sustainability; fair trade; piracy
A number of marketing scholars have highlighted the need for more research in areas that serve the public and societal interests. Furthermore, western societies are moving towards encouraging business and people to produce and consume sustainably. Socially conscious consumers are consumers who take into account the public consequences of their private consumption or who attempt to use their purchasing power to affect in social change (Webster, 1975). Conscious consumption research includes subjects relating to social, green, fair-trade, not tested on animals, and environmentally friendly consumption. For this Special Issue, all submissions linked to conscious consumption and sustainability are welcomed, although we will give particular preference to submissions linking conscious consumption with the consequent disposal stage, including, for example, discarding and recycling, donations and reselling; the usage stage, the pre-consumption activities, shared consumption, and consumption rituals; and the desire stage, focusing on needs wants and motivation.
The editors welcome contributions reflecting different disciplinary perspectives, methodological approaches, and international and cross-cultural contexts. While empirical papers are strongly encouraged, theoretical and conceptual contributions are also appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Charles Dennis
Dr. Athina Dilmperi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- sustainable consumption
- conscious consumption
- reduced consumption
- conservation consumption
- sharing consumption
- reusing, recycling, re-selling, donating
- fair trade