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The Environmental Implications of Electronic Commerce - A Critical Review and Framework for Future Investigation

Abukhader, Sajed LU and Jönson, Gunilla LU (2003) In Management of Environmental Quality 14(4). p.460-476
Abstract
There are accelerating trends for the implementation of electronic commerce(e-commerce) as an extra marketing channel for selling products globally via the access of the

Internet. This is expected to in¯uence the shape of future cities and the conservation of natural

resources. This paper critically reviews the current research work to date regarding the

environmental implications of e-commerce. The main observation is that there are dif®culties to

generalise the results. There is a general agreement that it is highly dif®cult, if not impossible, to

state if the damaging effects of e-commerce on the environment can weigh over the advantageous

effects or the contrary. One proposition in... (More)
There are accelerating trends for the implementation of electronic commerce(e-commerce) as an extra marketing channel for selling products globally via the access of the

Internet. This is expected to in¯uence the shape of future cities and the conservation of natural

resources. This paper critically reviews the current research work to date regarding the

environmental implications of e-commerce. The main observation is that there are dif®culties to

generalise the results. There is a general agreement that it is highly dif®cult, if not impossible, to

state if the damaging effects of e-commerce on the environment can weigh over the advantageous

effects or the contrary. One proposition in this context is that instead of looking at e-commerce as

ªa vehicle driving towards freely satisfying the market needsº, we should look at e-commerce as ªa

cart attached to our vehicle towards sustainable developmentº. (Less)
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Internet, Life cycle assessment, Enviromental management, Electronic commerce, Environment, Environmental assessment, Energy consumption, packaging logistics
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Management of Environmental Quality
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460 - 476
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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  abstract     = {There are accelerating trends for the implementation of electronic commerce(e-commerce) as an extra marketing channel for selling products globally via the access of the<br/><br>
Internet. This is expected to in¯uence the shape of future cities and the conservation of natural<br/><br>
resources. This paper critically reviews the current research work to date regarding the<br/><br>
environmental implications of e-commerce. The main observation is that there are dif®culties to<br/><br>
generalise the results. There is a general agreement that it is highly dif®cult, if not impossible, to<br/><br>
state if the damaging effects of e-commerce on the environment can weigh over the advantageous<br/><br>
effects or the contrary. One proposition in this context is that instead of looking at e-commerce as<br/><br>
ªa vehicle driving towards freely satisfying the market needsº, we should look at e-commerce as ªa<br/><br>
cart attached to our vehicle towards sustainable developmentº.},
  author       = {Abukhader, Sajed and Jönson, Gunilla},
  issn         = {1477-7835},
  keyword      = {Internet,Life cycle assessment,Enviromental management,Electronic commerce,Environment,Environmental assessment,Energy consumption,packaging logistics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {460--476},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Management of Environmental Quality},
  title        = {The Environmental Implications of Electronic Commerce - A Critical Review and Framework for Future Investigation},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2003},
}