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The role of social media for a sustainable consumption

  • This study focuses on the different roles of social media for the promotion of a sustainable lifestyle, behaviour and consumption, especially with regard to the typically non-ethical fashion industry. Research findings include eight roles of social media influencing a sustainable consumption contrary to prior research naming one to five impacts. Results show that social media educates and engages the young and ethically interested target group besides increasing supply chain transparency and brand or theme awareness. Furthermore, social media provides a platform for organisations’ relationship management and social interaction since users get empowered to share experiences which leads to a higher level of trust.

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Author of HS ReutlingenSträhle, Jochen; Gräff, Chantal
Place of publication:Singapore
Document Type:Book chapter
Publication year:2017
Tag:E-WOM; fashion; social media; sustainability; sustainable consumption
Page Number:23
First Page:225
Last Page:247
DDC classes:650 Management
Open access?:Nein
Licence (German):License Logo  In Copyright - Urheberrechtlich geschützt