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The Role of Consumer Behaviour in E-Waste Management System in Romania


  • Nadia CIOCOIU

    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Catalin DOBREA

    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Valentina TARTIU

    (The Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


The environmental issues have gained worldwide a lot of space in the researches of the last years, due to the increasing awareness that the current lifestyles lead to depletion of many resources, pollution, climate change and so forth. In the same time, the issue of waste electrical and electronic equipments (WEEE, e-waste) became an important debate topic, taking into account the development of digital economy and their environmental impact. In this context, the paper aims to tackle the role of consumer behaviour in e-waste management system in Romania. In this sense, the paper is structured into three sections. The first section of the paper is devoted to the interdisciplinary literature review on attitude and behaviour towards environment, especially regarding the waste problem. The second section analyzes the driving forces that shape the consumer behaviour regarding electrical and electronic equipments and the waste management in Romania, and is followed by the conclusions of our analysis (in the last section).

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  • Nadia CIOCOIU & Catalin DOBREA & Valentina TARTIU, 2011. "The Role of Consumer Behaviour in E-Waste Management System in Romania," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(6), pages 208-214, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:12:y:2011:i:6:p:208-214

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    1. Nadia CIOCOIU & Stefan BURCEA & Valentina TARTIU, 2010. "The Weee Management System In Romania. Dimension, Strengths And Weaknesses," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 5(6(15)), pages 5-22, May.
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    private consumer; public consumer; behaviour; waste electrical and electronic equipments (e-waste; WEEE); corporate social responsibility.;

    JEL classification:

    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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