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Konsumentenverantwortung in der Wirtschaftsethik – Ein Beitrag aus Sicht der Lebensstilforschung (Consumer responsibility in business ethics. A lifestyle centered approach)

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  • Schmidt, Imke
  • Seele, Peter
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    Der Artikel verbindet Ergebnisse der Lebensstilforschung mit den moraltheoretischen Voraussetzungen einer Verantwortung von Konsumenten als integraler Bestandteil der Wirtschaftsethik. Die Bedeutung von Schichtfaktoren wie Einkommen und Bildung sowie Grundorientierungen der sozialen Milieus in Deutschland werden im Hinblick auf die sozial-oekologischen Handlungsspielraeume von Konsumenten analysiert und hinsichtlich Umsetzungsfragen und Foerderungsmoeglichkeiten einer Konsumentenverantwortung diskutiert. (Next to the social responsibility of corporations (CSR) consumer decisions also have a major impact on the (ethical) orientation of an economy and its consequences for society and environment. Therefore this paper addresses consumer responsibility by combining findings from the sociology of lifestyles with philosophical contributions on responsibility and their theoretical conditions. Based on this theoretical framework the paper discusses the social and ecological latitudes of consumers regarding the question of how to strengthen and put into practice the consumers’ social responsibility.)

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 169-191

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:ethics:doi_10.1688/1862-0043_zfwu_2012_02_schmidt
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