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Studying Consumers’ Ecological Consciousness – A Comparative Analysis of Romania, Malaysia and Pakistan

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  • Jamilah Ahmad

    (School of Communication, University Sains Malaysia)

  • Imran Ali

    (IQRA University Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • Georgiana Florentina Grigore

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Alin Stancu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

Abstract

In the context of an increasing discourse on sustainability and environmental protection, the research on ecological consumer behavior becomes a necessity for companies. The extension in number of multinational companies determines an adaptation of their policies from one country to another. Based on a comparative approach of consumers in Romania, Malaysia and Pakistan, this paper analysis the dimensions of ecological consciousness, and highlights similarities and differences between the countries. In order to reach this objective, the research presents a structural equation model founded on primary data collected from an online survey. Religion and national culture are the main differences outlined by the analysis, in terms of ecological consciousness.

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  • Jamilah Ahmad & Imran Ali & Georgiana Florentina Grigore & Alin Stancu, 2012. "Studying Consumers’ Ecological Consciousness – A Comparative Analysis of Romania, Malaysia and Pakistan," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(31), pages 84-98, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:14:y:2012:i:31:p:84-98
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    1. Mira Rakic & Beba Rakic, 2015. "Sustainable Lifestyle Marketing of Individuals: the Base of Sustainability," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(40), pages 891-891, August.
    2. Irina-Eugenia Iamandi, 2012. "Empirical Analysis on CSR Communication in Romania: Transparency and Participation," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 15(45), pages 25-50, December.

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    Keywords

    ecology; ecological consciousness; consumers; consumer behavior;

    JEL classification:

    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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