Consumption as voting: a path to sustainability

Black, I. and Shaw, D.S. (2009) Consumption as voting: a path to sustainability. In: 1st International Conference on Sustainable Management of Public and Not For Profit Organisations, Bologna, Italy, 1-3 July 2009,

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This paper examines ‘consumption as voting’ with the aim of critiquing it as a practice and evaluating whether if promoted, it could help satisfy the objectives of not for profit organisations engaged in the development and management of sustainability. The review shows that it can motivate market place change and send messages regarding broad sustainability issues including consumers desire to see action upon them. It is limited however, in its ability to directly affect social change and lead development of a sustainable economy. Overall, it is a useful practice to promote, capable of advancing not for profit organisational objectives.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shaw, Professor Deirdre
Authors: Black, I., and Shaw, D.S.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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