Consumption and Management

Consumption and Management
Author: Bingxin Wu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2011-10-31
ISBN 10: 1908818077
ISBN 13: 9781908818072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The author's consumption theory has been known as the new ideas, new theories and new contribution to the reform and development in China. In practice, the author has rich experience of the Chinese state-owned large enterprise, and personal experience of building a business empire second to the postal system in China from a small firm to the comprehensive largest privately owned enterprise with 640 affiliated companies, 13,500 workstations, and 157,000 employees. In the fermentation field of medicine, he has 20 patents, two of which are international patents. These techniques have made some of the Chinese medicines more efficient, safe and non-toxic for the effect of conservation treatment. Therefore, this book has two parts: 1) new discovery of consumption and its significance and 2) application of the theoretical findings in real life management.

Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption

Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption
Author: Karin M. Ekström
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2014-12-17
ISBN 10: 1317632656
ISBN 13: 9781317632658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The accelerated pace of global consumption over the past decades has meant that governments across the world are now faced with significant challenges in dealing with the dramatically increased volume of waste. While research on waste management has previously focused on finding technological solutions to the problem, this book uniquely examines the social and cultural views of waste, shedding new light on the topic by emphasising the consumer perspective throughout. Drawing on a wide variety of disciplines including environmental, economic, social and cultural theories, the book presents philosophical reflections, practical examples and potential solutions to the problem of increasing waste. It analyses and compares case studies from countries such as Sweden, Japan, the USA, India, Nigeria and Qatar, bringing out valuable insights for the international community and generating a critical discussion on how we can move towards a more sustainable society. This book will be of great interest to post-graduate students and researchers in environmental policy, waste management, social marketing and consumer behaviour, as well as policymakers and practitioners in consumer issues and business.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption
Author: Russell W. Belk,Rosa Llamas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2013-05-07
ISBN 10: 1136253378
ISBN 13: 9781136253379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms. They, their teachers and their parents have been fundamentally affected by the digitization of text, images, sound, objects and signals. They interact socially, play games, shop, read, write, work, listen to music, collaborate, produce and co-produce, search and browse very differently than in the pre-digital age. Adopting emerging technologies easily, spending a large proportion of time online and multitasking are signs of the increasingly digital nature of our everyday lives. Yet consumer research is just beginning to emerge on how this affects basic human and consumer behaviours such as attention, learning, communications, relationships, entertainment and knowledge. The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption offers an introduction to the perspectives needed to rethink consumer behaviour in a digital age that we are coming to take for granted and which therefore often escapes careful research and reflective critical appraisal.

The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption

The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption
Author: Ayalla A. Ruvio,Russell W. Belk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN 10: 1136253521
ISBN 13: 9781136253522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are," said Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Today, "You are what you consume" is more apt. Barbara Krueger’s ironic twist of Descartes - "I shop therefore I am" - has lost its irony. Such phrases have become commonplace descriptions of our identity in the contemporary world. In our materialistic world it seems as if there is no debate that our consumption behaviour is fused with our self-identity - shaping it, changing it and often challenging it. The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption introduces the reader to state-of-the-art research, written by the world’s leading scholars regarding the interplay between identity and consumption. The book addresses the diverse issues regarding the ways identity affects our consumption behaviour and vice-versa and in doing so, presents a broad perspective on the dynamics of self-identity and consumption. With chapters discussing the theory, research and practical implications of these dynamics, including the way they change across our life span and their expression within different social, cultural and religious contexts, this book will be a valuable reference source for students and academics from a variety of disciplines.

Managing Retail Consumption

Managing Retail Consumption
Author: Barry J. Davies,Philippa Ward
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2002-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780471489122
ISBN 13: 0471489123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Managing Retail Consumption locates retailing in its social context and develops the position that retailing can be regarded as a site of consumption, identity, creation and pleasure. It develops a consumption perspective which provides a balanced approach between management and the social sciences. The consumption perspective considers the way retail sites are created or manipulated with a view to understanding the interplay between the provider's requirements and the consumer's ability to manage, structure and edit their repertoire of responses. The text looks at how retailing works and examines the narrative nature of retailing: how it can tell a story, be playful, and form a major element in the consideration of management of retail operations. It also examines retail in its social context including examples and cases of numerous well known companies such as Tesco, Next and Galleries Lafayette.

Handbook of Research on Consumerism in Business and Marketing Concepts and Practices

Handbook of Research on Consumerism in Business and Marketing  Concepts and Practices
Author: Kaufmann, Hans-Ruediger
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN 10: 1466658819
ISBN 13: 9781466658813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The modern era of business has prompted an increased focus on the consumer and the responsibility of corporations to consider their ethical and social obligations to their customers. The rise of the consumerist movement has encouraged further research and development on the topic of consumerism, enabling business to succeed in a consumer-driven market. Handbook of Research on Consumerism in Business and Marketing: Concepts and Practices features research on diverse topics on consumerism in the global marketplace, focusing on the ways in which businesses can improve their relationships with customers as well as analyze and influence purchasing behavior. As a comprehensive reference source on topics pertaining to consumer management, identity, and behavior, this publication is intended for use by marketing professionals, business managers, students, and academicians.

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism
Author: Clare Weeden,Karla Boluk
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2014-02-05
ISBN 10: 131799969X
ISBN 13: 9781317999690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neither the tourism industry nor the tourist has responded convincingly to calls for more responsibility in tourism. Ethical consumption places pressure on travellers to manage a large number of decisions at a time when hedonic motivations threaten to override other priorities. Unsurprisingly, tensions occur and compromises are made. This book offers new insight into the motivations that influence tourists and their decision-making. It explores how consumers navigate the responsible tourism market place and provide a rich understanding of the challenges facing those seeking to encourage travellers to become responsible. Not only will the book provide an improved interpretation of the complexity of ethical consumption in tourism, but it will also offer a variety of stakeholders a deeper understanding of: the key challenges facing stakeholders in the production and consumption of responsible tourism how ethical consumers can be influenced to consume ethically the gaps in consumer knowledge and how to broaden the appeal for individuals to make more informed ethical decisions how tour operators can respond to this emerging market by innovative product development how to design informative marketing communications to encourage a greater uptake for responsible holidays how destinations can tailor their products to the ethical consumer market how destination communities and management organisations can target responsible tourists through the provision of sustainable alternatives to mass-market holiday products. Written by leading academics from all over the world, this timely and important volume will be valuable reading for ubdergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism Ethics, Ethical Consumption and the global issue of Sustainability.

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable Consumption
Author: Dale Southerton,Heather Chappells,Bas van Vliet
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781781958025
ISBN 13: 1781958025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Consumption Book Review:

This text empirically examines key theoretical debates underpinning the social sciences at the beginning of the 21st century. These include: the relations between production and consumption; and the escalation of choice and the emergence of differentiation in service provision and lifestyle orientation.

Understanding Consumer Behavior and Consumption Experience

Understanding Consumer Behavior and Consumption Experience
Author: Rajagopal,Raquel Castano
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2015-01-31
ISBN 10: 1466675195
ISBN 13: 9781466675193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Consumer Behavior and Consumption Experience Book Review:

Abstract: "This book discusses the indispensable value of understanding consumer activities and the crucial role they play in developing successful marketing strategies by focusing on concepts such as consumer perceptions, consumption culture, and the influence of information technology"--Provided by publisher

The Diffusion and Consumption of Business Knowledge

The Diffusion and Consumption of Business Knowledge
Author: Jose Luis Alvarez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2016-07-27
ISBN 10: 1349258997
ISBN 13: 9781349258994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diffusion and Consumption of Business Knowledge Book Review:

In the context of a united Europe the influence of business knowledge has become increasingly relevant, as managers, employees and organisations have to learn new practices and techniques in response to new knowledge and institutions. This book addresses the way in which administrative knowledge is produced, diffused and consumed in Europe by academics, management gurus, publishing houses, consultants and practitioners. It also looks at its impact on European business systems and management practices.

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems
Author: Louis Lebel,Sylvia Lorek,Rajesh Daniel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN 10: 9789048130900
ISBN 13: 9048130905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems Book Review:

Sustainable Production Consumption Systems brings together a set of designed case studies intended to provide a more in-depth understanding of challenges and opportunities in bringing knowledge and actions closer together for the sustainable management of specific production and consumption systems. The case study approach enabled researchers to engage directly with some of the actors involved in the production, consumption or regulation of specific goods or services and other stakeholders affected by those processes. Such engagement was particularly worthwhile when it helped mobilize actors to pursue linking knowledge with action in ways that improve the prospects for sustainability.

Ephemeral Retailing

Ephemeral Retailing
Author: Ghalia Boustani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 0429996497
ISBN 13: 9780429996498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ephemeral Retailing Book Review:

Often described as the "hottest" retail phenomenon, ephemeral retail concerns the growth of pop-up stores as a new mode of retailing. These temporary stores "pop-up" without notice, quickly attract crowds, then disappear or morph into something else. Although they share similarities with traditional physical stores and online stores, ephemeral stores outshine existing retail formats as they have many unique and differentiating characteristics. These stores are becoming more popular among distribution channels as they offer exclusive and surprising retail experiences. Many established brands have already integrated these new points of sale into their distribution channels, while other brands are adopting them to raise communication, awareness, sales or just for experimentation. This phenomenon is finding its place amongst retailers not only for its efficiency and effectiveness but also for its unique impact, providing a sense of novelty that makes it particularly attractive to postmodern consumers seeking hedonic experiences. This concise text introduces all aspects of this growing phenomenon and contextualises it within existing channels of distribution. It explores brand atmospheric interventions that are designed to affect customer emotions, behaviours or experiences, as well as practices retailers adopt to build relationships with their customers. It will be of interest to scholars and advanced students in retail marketing and branding.

A Research Agenda for Sustainable Consumption Governance

A Research Agenda for Sustainable Consumption Governance
Author: Oksana Mont
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1788117816
ISBN 13: 9781788117814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} Evaluating achievements, challenges and future avenues for research, this book explores how new dimensions of knowledge and practice contest, reshape and advance traditional understandings of sustainable consumption governance.

Infrastructures of Consumption

Infrastructures of Consumption
Author: Elizabeth Shove,Heather Chappells,Bas Van Vliet
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 1136563016
ISBN 13: 9781136563010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructures of Consumption Book Review:

For many years, a uniform and uncontested picture of utility system organization has endured across Europe. Provider and consumer roles have been largely taken for granted, and consumers have had little choice but to use the infrastructure of the only network provider available. Recent transformations have challenged this model. This book examines the ongoing environmental restructuring of consumption and provision in energy, water and waste systems. In accounting for the distinctive environmental qualities, technical features, and institutional dynamics of utility systems this book challenges contemporary conceptualizations of consumers as the autonomous drivers of environmental change. Instead, utilities and users are positioned as the 'co-managers' of utility systems, and processes of environmental innovation are seen to depend on the systemic restructuring of demand.

The Triumph of Emptiness

The Triumph of Emptiness
Author: Mats Alvesson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-30
ISBN 10: 0199660948
ISBN 13: 9780199660940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumph of Emptiness Book Review:

The book views the contemporary economy as an economy of persuasion, where firms and institutions assign resources to rhetoric, image, and reputation rather than production of goods and services. It examines critically phenomena such as the knowledge society, consumption, higher education, organizational change, professionalization, and leadership.

Routledge Handbook on Consumption

Routledge Handbook on Consumption
Author: Margit Keller,Bente Halkier,Terhi-Anna Wilska,Monica Truninger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 1317380908
ISBN 13: 9781317380900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook on Consumption Book Review:

Consumption research is burgeoning across a wide range of disciplines. The Routledge Handbook on Consumption gathers experts from around the world to provide a nuanced overview of the latest scholarship in this expanding field. At once ambitious and timely, the volume provides an ideal map for those looking to position their work, find new analytic insights and identify research gaps. With an intuitive thematic structure and resolutely international outlook, it engages with theory and methodology; markets and businesses; policies, politics and the state; and culture and everyday life. It will be essential reading for students and scholars across the social and economic sciences.

Multifaceted Explorations of Consumer Culture and Its Impact on Individuals and Society

Multifaceted Explorations of Consumer Culture and Its Impact on Individuals and Society
Author: Burns, David J.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 1522561218
ISBN 13: 9781522561217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifaceted Explorations of Consumer Culture and Its Impact on Individuals and Society Book Review:

Consumer culture influences virtually all activities within modern societies and has become an important area of study for businesses. Logical analysis of consumer behavior is difficult as humans have different reasons for repeatedly buying products they need or want, and it is challenging to follow why they buy unneeded or unwanted products regularly. Without a comprehensive understanding of consumer culture as the basis, market discussions become empty and produce little insight into the power consumers hold in affecting other individuals and society. Multifaceted Explorations of Consumer Culture and Its Impact on Individuals and Society provides emerging research from different perspectives on the basis and ramifications of consumer culture, as well as how it affects all aspects of the lives of individuals. While providing a platform for exploring interpersonal interactions and issues related to ethics in marketing, readers will gain valuable insight into areas such as consumer vs. producer mentality, the effects of consumerism on developing countries, and the consequences of consumerism. This book is an important resource for marketing professionals, business managers, sociologists, students, academicians, researchers, and consumer professionals.

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption
Author: de Luna, Iviane Ramos,Fitó-Bertran, Àngels,Lladós-Masllorens, Josep,Liébana-Cabanillas, Francisco
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2019-09-20
ISBN 10: 1522599304
ISBN 13: 9781522599302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption Book Review:

The introduction of new technology and technological services worldwide has ushered in a new wave of peer-to-peer and access-driven companies that are disrupting the most established business categories. The emergence of these new business models has upset the flow in contemporary society and transformed people's behavior towards sharing-based economies. Companies and entrepreneurs can see this significant change in people’s behavior as both an opportunity and a threat. Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption provides emerging research on the impact that the sharing services are having on society as well as the importance of the sharing economy development in the coming years, dealing with relevant issues such as regulations, the technological aspects involved in these platforms, the impact in the tourism sector, and consumer behavior in relation to these services. Multidisciplinary in nature, this publication establishes links between economics, finance, marketing, consumer behavior, and IT, and covers topics that include e-commerce, consumer behavior, and peer economy. It is ideally designed for researchers, students, business professionals, and entrepreneurs seeking current research on the impact that this industry has on various economic, marketing, and societal aspects of different countries.

Tilapia

Tilapia
Author: Renae Wakefield
Publsiher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN 10: 9781633219816
ISBN 13: 163321981X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tilapia Book Review:

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture globally. Production in freshwater and marine fisheries has plateaued or is declining, and the increasing demand for seafood and need for affordable protein sources in third world countries will ensure growth of aquaculture in the future. Tilapia are the second most cultured fish worldwide behind the carps, and even though they are easily cultured in a wide variety of environments and are relatively resistant to aquaculture stressors compared to other cultured finfish species, significant losses to disease still occur under intensive culture. This book discusses the biology, management practices and human consumption of tilapia.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability
Author: Raghbendra Jha,K.V. Bhanu Murthy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN 10: 1134227329
ISBN 13: 9781134227327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

With globalization fast becoming an irreversible process, it is necessary to pay increased attention to the implications for environmental sustainability. However, the so-called environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) argument implies that rapid economic growth in many developing countries should be environmentally unsustainable. Environmental Sustainability addresses this dichotomy and articulates a notion of consumption sustainability that is both universal and pertains to the indefinite future. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of addressing a broad spectrum of sources of environmental degradation and relates this measure to an index of economic achievement more complete than per capita income. As well as the EKC, authors Jha and Murthy also critique the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) and empirically substantiate the proposition that a certain type of development in the presently high-income countries is primarily responsible for global environmental degradation. Several policy conclusions for global environmental management are also advanced. Throughout, Jha and Murthy comprehensively evaluate existing approaches to environmental sustainability and critically review empirical studies of environmental degradation, and economic development, making this an invaluable source of information for those concerned with environmental economics and political economy.