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Ethics in Consumer Choice

An Empirical Analysis based on the Example of Coffee

Authors: Langen, Nina

  • ​Publication in the field of economic sciences

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​This dissertation elaborates differences and similarities of forms of ethical behaviour in general and analyses whether German consumers differentiate between different types of ethical behaviour in particular. The thesis is characterised by its intensive combination of theoretical and empirical research. It furthermore contributes to the literature as the method triangulation applied in the different surveys reveals previously unknown relationships between different kinds of ethical behaviour, such as ethical consumption and charitable giving, as well as between different forms of ethical products. Choice experiment, latent class analysis, information display matrix and item-based attitude assessment allowed the comparison of stated and revealed preferences as well as an analysis of the relevance of ethical product features within the context of different product and process attributes. The dissertation provides insights into a research field which is becoming more and more relevant and improves the understanding of consumers’ assessment and the interdependencies of the possibilities of ethical behaviour. This allows the development of recommendations for consumer policy makers, business and NGOs concerned with the ethics of consumer choice as well as future research on ethical behaviour in general and ethical consumption in particular.

About the authors

Dr. Nina Langen obtained her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Bonn. She conducted her Ph.D. studies at the Center for Development Research in the Department of Economic and Technological Change and at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Food Market Research, both at the University of Bonn.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • What this Dissertation is about: Relevance, questions and approaches to arrive at the Ethics in Consumer Choice

    Langen, Nina

    Pages 1-18

  • Ethics and Consumers’ Choice

    Langen, Nina

    Pages 19-167

  • Empirical Studies based on the Example of Coffee

    Langen, Nina

    Pages 169-329

  • Synthesis: Ethics in Consumer Choice and Empirical Analysis based on the Example of Coffee

    Langen, Nina

    Pages 331-344

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-00759-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-00758-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethics in Consumer Choice
Book Subtitle
An Empirical Analysis based on the Example of Coffee
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-00759-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-00759-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-00758-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 344
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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