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A number of marketing scholars have highlighted the need for more research in areas that serve the public and societal interests. Furthermore, western societies are moving towards encouraging business and people to produce and consume sustainably. Socially conscious consumers are consumers who take into account the public consequences of their private consumption or who attempt to use their purchasing power to affect in social change (Webster, 1975). Conscious consumption research includes subjects relating to social, green, fair-trade, not tested on animals, and environmentally friendly consumption. For this special issue, all submissions linked to conscious consumption and sustainability are welcomed, although we will give particular preference to submissions linking conscious consumption with the consequent disposal stage, including, for example, discarding and recycling, donations and reselling; the usage stage, the pre-consumption activities, shared consumption, and consumption rituals; and the desire stage, focusing on needs wants and motivation.
The editors welcome contributions reflecting different disciplinary perspectives, methodological approaches, and international and cross-cultural contexts. While empirical papers are strongly encouraged, theoretical and conceptual contributions are also appreciated.
For more information and to submit, please see: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Conscious_Consumption
Prof. Dr. Charles Dennis
Dr. Athina Dilmperi
Middlesex University Guest Editors