Consumption and Management Book

Consumption and Management

  • Author : Bingxin Wu
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN 10 : 9781908818072

Consumption and Management Excerpt :

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 Book

Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption

  • Author : Karin M. Ekström
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317632658

Waste Management and Sustainable Consumption Excerpt :

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.

Sustainable Consumption  Production and Supply Chain Management Book

Sustainable Consumption Production and Supply Chain Management

  • Author : Paul Nieuwenhuis
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-02-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839108044

Sustainable Consumption Production and Supply Chain Management Excerpt :

This incisive book integrates the academic fields of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) as a framework for challenging the current economic paradigm and addressing the significant ecological and environmental problems faced by the contemporary business world.

Energy Centered Management Book

Energy Centered Management

  • Author : Marvin T. Howell
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000355741

Energy Centered Management Excerpt :

This book provides organizations with a guide to planning, developing, and implementing an energy reduction and management program. It is specially designed to achieve energy reduction deployment including top management for all employees and onsite contractors. Energy reduction deployment (ERD) can be implemented by itself and render significant savings; however, for even greater savings, this book shows how to implement energy centered management systems (ECMS) which can be in congruence with ISO 50001. This book assists in the hunt for energy waste and is designed to thoroughly cover ECMS plus addresses what additions are necessary to have ECMS conform to ISO 50001 Energy Management System (EnMS). It provides a checklist and information on how to perform an internal audit or self-inspection and discusses how to create an energy awareness organization culture.

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

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

  • Author : Kaufmann, Hans-Ruediger
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 668
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466658813

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

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.

Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing Book

Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing

  • Author : Jiri Klemes
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-06-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1056
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845694678

Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing Excerpt :

Effective water and energy use in food processing is essential, not least for legislative compliance and cost reduction. This major volume reviews techniques for improvements in the efficiency of water and energy use as well as wastewater treatment in the food industry. Opening chapters provide an overview of key drivers for better management. Part two is concerned with assessing water and energy consumption and designing strategies for their reduction. These include auditing energy and water use, and modelling and optimisation tools for water minimisation. Part three reviews good housekeeping procedures, measurement and process control, and monitoring and intelligent support systems. Part four discusses methods to minimise energy consumption. Chapters focus on improvements in specific processes such as refrigeration, drying and heat recovery. Part five discusses water reuse and wastewater treatment in the food industry. Chapters cover water recycling, disinfection techniques, aerobic and anaerobic systems for treatment of wastewater. The final section concentrates on particular industry sectors including fresh meat and poultry, cereals, sugar, soft drinks, brewing and winemaking. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Handbook of water and energy management in food processing is a standard reference for the food industry. Provides an overview of key drivers for better management Reviews techniques for improvements in efficiency of water and energy use and waste water treatment Examines house keeping proceedures and measurement and process control

The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption Book

The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption

  • Author : Ayalla A. Ruvio
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136253515

The Routledge Companion to Identity and Consumption Excerpt :

"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.

The Diffusion and Consumption of Business Knowledge Book

The Diffusion and Consumption of Business Knowledge

  • Author : Jose Luis Alvarez
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349258994

The Diffusion and Consumption of Business Knowledge Excerpt :

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.

Understanding Consumer Behavior and Consumption Experience Book

Understanding Consumer Behavior and Consumption Experience

  • Author : Rajagopal
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-01-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466675193

Understanding Consumer Behavior and Consumption Experience Excerpt :

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

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism Book

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism

  • Author : Clare Weeden
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317999690

Managing Ethical Consumption in Tourism Excerpt :

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 Production and Consumption Systems Book

Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems

  • Author : Charbel Jose Chiappetta Jabbour
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811647604

Sustainable Production and Consumption Systems Excerpt :

This book opens up a critical dimension to the field of industrial ecology. The book discusses the post COVID-19 trends in the field of industrial ecology and evolving practices adopted by firms for betterment of environment and society. The authors identify valuable lessons to be learned and present conceptual frameworks to guide future industrial ecology applications. Transforming industrial systems into closed-loop industrial ecosystems dramatically reduces the negative impact of industrial activities on the environment. Therefore, this book is important not only for operation management scholars but also those who are interested in ensuring an environmentally sustainable future.

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption Book

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption

  • Author : de Luna, Iviane Ramos
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-09-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522599302

Sharing Economy and the Impact of Collaborative Consumption Excerpt :

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.

Charity Shops Book

Charity Shops

  • Author : Suzanne Horne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134517824

Charity Shops Excerpt :

In the late 1990s, there was a distinct rise in interest in the non-profit sector, and in retailing and consumption. Drawing together these two concerns this book provides a comprehensive and international account of the retail charity sector. Charity shops are now significant occupiers of the UK high street, and are becoming familiar sites of consumption in the USA, Australia, Canada and Ireland. This volume provides the first overview of the history and development of the charity shop, incorporating material from a variety of disciplines, including marketing, retailing, cultural studies and social geography. Presenting recent research from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America, this book fills gap in the literature of the field, and will be of great interest to all practitioners, researchers and students wishing to study the charity shop phenomenon.

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption Book

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption

  • Author : Russell W. Belk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136253379

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption Excerpt :

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.