Special Issue "Sustainable Consumer Behavior"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: consumer behaviour; behavioural economics; economic psychology
Sustainability may be achieved through many different agents and institutions in society, including governments, new technologies, industries, and markets. In addition to these agents, consumers and households play a crucial role in the adoption of sustainable products and technologies. Additionally, households are responsible for substantial proportions of energy use and waste. In the European Union, the end use of total energy by households was about 25% in 2014 (Eurostat, 2016). Additionally, households generated 8% of total waste in the EU in 2012 (Eurostat, 2015). Moreover, ethical aspects of consumption are becoming more and more important. In order to gain understanding of sustainable consumer and household behavior, Sustainability will devote an entire Special Issue to this topic.
In addition to the topics indicated by the keywords below, we welcome any other topics that may be suited to this Special Issue. We welcome varied methodologies and analytical techniques including experiments, surveys, qualitative analyses, or quantitative modeling. We also encourage theoretical papers, including literature reviews that offer strong theoretical frameworks for future research programs.
Prof. Dr. Gerrit Antonides
- consumer and household decision making
- consumer environmental norms, values, beliefs, attitudes, and emotions
- reduced consumption
- collaborative consumption, sharing economy
- reusing, recycling, waste separation
- ethical consumption
- fair trade
- nudging strategies to drive sustainable consumption
- sustainable consumption dilemmas
- consumer as a citizen
- consumer energy saving
- sustainable food consumption