Special Issue "Consumer Behaviour and Sustainable Development Goals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: business and tourism; resource and service management; sustainable rural development; marketing management; consumer behaviour; corporate social responsibility
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Interests: Marketing Management; International Marketing; Consumer Satisfaction; Branding; Advertising; Corporate Social Responsibility
In 2015, the United Nations identified 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 for a sustainable future (UN, 2019). The increasing influence of these goals’ values on consumer behaviour determines the relevance of the research in this field. Consumers have in recent years increasingly improved the way they make their purchasing decisions by buying “responsible” products that sell a real value and considering the role their personal consumption choices play in protecting the world. As a result, several aspects have begun to influence their purchasing decision-making processes, such as health , respect for the environment, and naturalness of products. Organisations are reacting to the changes in customer attitudes and are introducing to their strategies issues such as corporate social responsibility, sustainable marketing, environmental protection, and healthy lifestyles.
In light of the above considerations, this Special Issue proposes a large set of topics related to the achievement of the SDGs from the actions of sustainable organisations and a consumer behaviour based on sustainability values. The different variables that influence a responsible consumer behaviour process, steps in this process, and sustainable organisation strategies, ideas, and actions are of interest, as well as the adaptations that manufacturers and retailers must make to their businesses to meet new consumer demands. Finally, study the role played by entrepreneurs, who should be oriented in the generation of sustainable ideas and businesses, is a topic that will be covered in this Special Issue.
Dr. Pedro Cuesta-Valiño
Dr. Pablo Gutierrez-Rodriguez
Dr. Antoni Serra Cantallops
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Sustainable development goals
- Consumer behaviour and sustainable development goals
- Conceptual framework for contributing to sustainable consumer behaviour
- Consumer behaviour based on sustainability values
- Consumer healthy purchase decisions
- Variables influence on responsible consumer behaviour process
- Sustainable organisations for achieving sustainable development goals
- Corporate social responsibility and consumer behaviour
- Green and sustainable entrepreneurship
- Sustainable supply chains
- Manufacturer responsibility
- Sustainable tourist behaviour
- Sustainable Development Goals through tourism
- Sustainable consumer behaviour
- Happiness management
- Sustainable Development Goals through sport