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Influence of consumers' socioecological and economic orientations on preferences for wood products with sustainability labels

Title data

Hansmann, Ralf ; Koellner, Thomas ; Scholz, Roland W.:
Influence of consumers' socioecological and economic orientations on preferences for wood products with sustainability labels.
In: Forest Policy and Economics. Vol. 8 (April 2006) Issue 3 . - pp. 239-250.
ISSN 1389-9341
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2004.06.005

Abstract in another language

A questionnaire was developed to assess people's sustainability orientation concerning forests considering the ecological, social, and economical dimension and to assess their knowledge of labels for sustainable forestry (SF). The questionnaire items were used to analyze the relationship between the individual sustainability orientation of a person and the knowledge of sustainability labels and the attention to and preference for labeled wood products. An experimental design embedded in the survey showed that the communication of corresponding label information enhances (stated intentions concerning) attention to and preference for labeled products in a prospective purchasing situation. Moreover, results showed that a sustainability orientation favoring ecological and social aspects, as compared to economical aspects of forestry, correlates positively with the stated intentions in favor of the purchasing of labeled wood products. The positive correlation of these intentions with the a priori knowledge of the participants was only marginally significant. The results indicate that it is possible to successfully promote SF and to enhance the demand for correspondingly certified products through marketing and other strategies. These might include the generation of innovative certification systems in a transdisciplinary, participatory process.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sustainable forest management; Certification; Sustainable forestry; Wood labels;
Sustainability; Communication
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Ecological Services > Professorship Ecological Services - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Köllner
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Ecological Services
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 09:13
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/44814