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Special Issue "Consumer Satisfaction and Changing Business Models for a Sustainable Economy"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2023 | Viewed by 2159
Special Issue Editor
2. Paris Institute for Advanced Study, 75004 Paris, France
Interests: public policy; governance and evaluation; behavioural change; societal psychology; complexity
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Special Issue Information
Production and consumption are two faces of the same coin: consumers will consume what is on offer, while innovators and producers will try to respond to demand. This chicken and egg problem blocks the transition to a sustainable economy. How can we create a viable path from the current state to a more sustainable one; a path enabling current businesses to transition while staying afloat? This requires redesigning carefully the “business”, keeping the users/consumers satisfied, and other stakeholders as well, while gradually changing what creates negative externalities.
In the line of the “installation theory” school of thought at the London School of Economics, this issue shows the way for a pragmatic approach to changing the world for a better place, anchored in a systematic approach of business redesign, informed by consumer psychology. It provides examples of what can be done, with concrete examples, to channel consumer behavior by combining actions targeting three determinants of consumer behavior: material design, embodied practices and social regulation. This approach can help redesign existing businesses or create new ones that address issues of sustainability.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Saadi Lahlou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- consumer satisfaction
- business models
- sustainable economy