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Does Organic Food Consumption Signal Prosociality? : An Application of Schwartz’s Value Theory
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-09-19)
Current research suggests that sustainable consumption choices (including favoring organic foods) can act as signals of prosociality. However, who actually perceives such acts as indicators of prosocial, altruistic tendencies ...
Sweet taste of prosocial status signaling : When eating organic foods makes you happy and hopeful
As the current research suggests that there are links between prosocial acts and status signaling (including sustainable consumer choices), we empirically study (with three experiments) whether food consumers go green to ...
Empowered by stigma? Pioneer organic farmers’ stigma management strategies
Pioneers of organic farming often faced social challenges as their innovative ideas on agriculture not only encountered opposition in the conventional farming community, but led to stigmatization of organic farmers as ...
Towards the establishment of renewable energy technologies' market : An assessment of public acceptance and use in Pakistan
(AIP Publishing, 2018-08-23)
Adoption of renewable energy technologies is a complex and intricate process affected by a multitude of factors. The objective of this study is to examine the factors influencing consumers' intention to use renewable energy ...
Perceptions on the Importance of Forest Sector Innovations : Biofuels, Biomaterials, or Niche Products?
New innovations are called for to renew the European forest sector into bioeconomy. However, little research exists on how the industry innovativeness is publicly perceived. Using data collected with an online questionnaire ...
ISO 26000 in Corporate Sustainability Practices : Case Study of the Forest and Energy Companies in Bioeconomy
(Springer International Publishing, 2018-08-04)
In the emergence of bioeconomy in the European Union, sectorial boundaries are becoming blurred: renewable energy production is becoming increasingly integrated with the forest sector via the use of biomass for energy. The ...
The new wave of luxury : The meaning and value of luxury to the contemporary consumer
Purpose The aim of this study was to explore what luxury represents to contemporary consumers in their own life contexts. Design/methodology/approach A mixed-method qualitative approach was adopted that comprised ...
How culture shapes user responses to firm-generated content on social media : the role of cultural dimensions of in-group collectivism, indulgence, and masculinity
(Inderscience Publishers, 2018-03-02)
As users across the globe interact with firms on social media, firms operating in international markets are striving to generate desired responses to their social media content in culturally diverse markets. The objective ...
Internal and external factors of competitiveness shaping the future of wooden multistorey construction in Finland and Sweden
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-10-01)
In transitioning to a renewable material-based bioeconomy, growing public and industry interest is apparent for using wooden multistorey construction (WMC) as a sustainable urban housing solution in Europe, but its business ...
Forest certification and country of origin : choice experiment analysis of outdoor decking material selection in e-commerce market in Finland
Since the early 1990s, there has been hope that the uptake of certified forest products would ensure more sustainable forest management and also deliver business benefits along the value chain. Our study applies a Discrete ...