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Consumer Preferences for Local Food: Testing an Extended Norm Taxonomy
Consumer attitudes toward consuming and buying locally produced food are well studied. By contrast, the topic of consumer preferences for local food, with a special emphasis on the role of norms, still lacks empirical evidence. To study the influence of norms and morals on the intention to buy local food products, a quantitative study (N = 327) focusing on external social and internalized moral norms was conducted using the constructs of the theory of planned behavior in combination with an extended norm taxonomy and ...
Exploring the Supply-Demand-Discrepancy of Sustainable Financial Products in Germany from a Financial Advisor’s Point of View
Although retail investors’ interest in sustainable investment is constantly increasing, German credit unions and co-operative banks offer few sustainable financial products. The purpose of the study is to explore the current gap between supply and demand of sustainable financial investments in German retail banking from a financial advisor’s point of view. We use qualitative analysis of interviews with financial advisors based on a Grounded Theory approach with the aim to identify the key causation in the cause-effect ...
Sustainability Tensions in Supply Chains: A Case Study of Paradoxes and Their Management
The comprehensive coverage of sustainability issues in a supply chain incurs goal conflicts—i.e., sustainability tensions—and is often limited by market characteristics, such as the availability of sustainable materials and services. While the mainstream business is prioritizing economic goals, a number of entrepreneurs are trying to move forward to more sustainable business practices for their own company and their supply chain. Fairphone represents such a case in the electronics industry, which is openly communicating ...
Familienfreundliche Personalpolitik in der öffentlichen Verwaltung
Wie familienfreundlich ist die öffentliche Verwaltung und welchen Nutzen zieht sie daraus? Diese Arbeit untersucht den Stand familienfreundlicher Personalpolitik in der öffentlichen Verwaltung in Deutschland und die Auswirkungen von Familienfreundlichkeit auf die Verwaltungsziele am Beispiel von Kommunalverwaltungen. Während Familienfreundlichkeit in der Privatwirtschaft deutlich wahrnehmbar thematisiert wird und wissenschaftlich inzwischen gut erforscht ist, gibt es hinsichtlich der öffentlich-rechtlichen Organisationen ...
Changing market conditions and the Brexit - Challenges for the traditional and the shadow banking systems
Following the financial crisis of 2008/2009, the framework conditions for the financial sector, especially for banks and insurance companies in the Euro and US regions, have changed significantly. Banks and insurance companies in the Euro zone and the US are facing increasing regulatory requirements such as the Dodd Frank Act in the US and Basel II and III in the Euro zone. In addition, the environment for American and European banks and insurance companies has increasingly changed over the last few years as a result ...
Process is King: Evaluating the Performance of Technology-mediated Learning in Vocational Software Training
Technology-mediated learning (TML) is a major trend in education, since it allows to integrate the strengths of traditional- and IT-based learning activities. However, TML providers still struggle in identifying areas for improvement in their TML offerings. One reason for their struggles is inconsistencies in the literature regarding drivers of TML performance. Prior research suggests that these inconsistencies in TML literature might stem from neglecting the importance of considering the process perspective in ...