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  • In this study of architecture's role in present-day consumer society, architect Antti Ahlava argues that the attempt to study the ever-more individualistic needs of consumers in architecture is a vain act. With an approach based on the theories of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard, Ahlava argues the calls for satisfaction, indivisualisation, personalisation and creativity are actually the very core of a "magical" manipulation and "mythical" control within the socio-economic system of the culture industry.

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  • Depletion of mineral resources is one of the major problems in the world. We have consumed available resources as if they were unlimited, and at the same time we generate a huge quantity of waste, thereby contaminating the Earth. The amount of waste in our society reflects how much resources we consume. We, as modern society, create more products and packaging which is visually appealing but cannot be easily decomposed. Energy demands, resource limitations, and environmental pollution are closely linked.

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  • Depletion of mineral resources is one of the major problems in the world. We have consumed available resources as if they were unlimited, and at the same time we generate a huge quantity of waste, thereby contaminating the Earth. The amount of waste in our society reflects how much resources we consume. We, as modern society, create more products and packaging which is visually appealing but cannot be easily decomposed. Energy demands, resource limitations, and environmental pollution are closely linked.

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  • An economic system must provide the incentives to do those things that alleviate scarcity—produce more and consume less.An economic system must provide the incentives to do those things that alleviate scarcity—produce more and consume less.

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  • This lecture demonstrates how demographics can be used in consumer behaviour. In this chapter, you will learn to: Use of demographic factors, anticipating demographic shifts, subcultures and their influence on behaviour, changing roles in society, lifestyle and how it is measured, psychographics and its applications, using lifestyle and psychographics for market segmentation.

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  • Chapter 7 - E-commerce marketing concepts. After reading this chapter, you will be able to: Identify the key features of the Internet audience, discuss the basic concepts of consumer behavior and purchasing decisions, understand how consumers behave online, describe the basic marketing concepts needed to understand Internet marketing, identify and describe the main technologies that support online marketing,...

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  • Chapter 6 - E-commerce marketing concepts: social, mobile, local. In this chapter, you will learn to: Consumers online: the internet audience and consumer behavior, consumer behavior models, the online purchasing decision, a model of online consumer behavior.

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  • This volume contains edited versions of papers that were presented at the 2001 Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference in Seattle, Washington. This annual conference was sponsored by the Society for Consumer Psychology (Division 23 of the American Psychological Association) with sponsorship assistance from Accenture Institute for Strategic Change.

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  • Chapter 15 - Consumer protection. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Analyzing the reasons for consumer advocacy and the methods consumer organizations use to advance their interests, knowing the five major rights of consumers, assessing the ways in which government regulatory agencies protect consumers and what kinds of products are most likely to be regulated,...

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  • Technological change is today central to the theory of economic growth (Teixeira and Fortuna, 2010). It is recognized as an important driver of productivity growth and the emergence of new products from which consumers derive welfare (Verspagen, 2010).

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  • In a globalized world, we are confronted everywhere with the encouragement to consumption, the purchase of goods and services. This is something characteristic of the consumer society in which we live, whether it is caused by consumption needs and their satisfaction or because saturation has already set in, or it may even be caused by social statement (Baudrillard 1995).

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  • Economics is often defined as something along the lines of “the study of how society manages its scarce resources.” The starting point of most such studies is that individuals allocate their resources such that they themselves will get the highest possible level of utility. An individual has an idea of what the consequences of different actions will be, and she chooses that action she believes will produce the best result for her.

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  • Since the 1980s, the food and beverage industry has made children and adolescents the targets of intense and specialized food marketing and advertising efforts. The proliferation of electronic media, the deregulation of and declining support for public service advertising, and the booming economy of the 1990s all contributed to the transformation of children into a consumer group (Packaged Facts, 2000). In addition, the overabundance of certain foods in the U.S. food supply (such as corn and grains) along with decreased food production costs, allows food...

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  • The technological advancement of our civilization has created a consumer society expanding faster than the planet's resources allow, with our resource and energy needs rising exponentially in the past century. Securing the future of the human race will require an improved understanding of the environment as well as of technological solutions, mindsets and behaviors in line with modes of development that the ecosphere of our planet can support.

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  • The advent of modernity has produced and incorporated to the human way of life a variety of technologies and the risk became the distinguishing feature of this generated complexity. More and more, the sources of hazards1 were associated with daily social practices. In today's society, it is difficult to separate the manmade dangers of the "natural" dangers (Beck, 2003). A flood for example, that occurred as a completely spontaneous phenomenon, today can happen as a consequence of human action on nature.

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  • Private insurance companies sell long-term care insurance policies. You can buy an individual policy from an agent or through the mail. Or, you can buy coverage under a group policy through an employer or through membership in an association. The federal government and several state governments offer long-term care insurance coverage to their employees, retirees and their families. This program is voluntary, and premiums are paid by participants. You can also get long-term care benefits through a life insurance policy. ...

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  • By the 1980s, however, manufacturing losses in both new and old plants were being exac- erbated by foreign competition. As the United States embraced free trade, the aggregate effect was beneficial, but in some sectors and regions adverse impacts were undeniable, especially in older cities. The rise of new competitors—notably from Japan—opened the way to globalization of consumer goods production, both durable and nondurable, that was cheaper and frequently better.

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  • The world of the twenty first century is an energy consuming society. Due to increasing population and living standards, each year the world requires more energy and new efficient systems for delivering it. Furthermore, the new systems must be inherently safe and environmentally benign. These realities of today’s world are among the reasons that lead to serious interest in deploying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source.

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  • Online marketing communications are moving toward interactions between individual recipients and consumers rather than being directed from a marketing organization to masses of consumers. It is now possible for an individual to be just as efficient in broadcasting information, both positive and negative, about an organization as it is for a large corporation to promote itself.

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  • Sweden's government has published its budget proposal for 2005 re-confirming its "strategy for transforming Sweden into an ecologically sustainable society". The budget's key environmental feature is a continuation of the country's ambitious green tax shift program. In 2005, the increase in environmental taxes will total about SKr 3.3 billion (€364m). Many of these will fall on road transport, including increases averaging SKr 340 and SKr 100 in vehicle taxes on petrol-driven and diesel-driven cars respectively. Vehicle taxes on light trucks and light buses will rise by 40%.

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