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Can one-click save the planet?

Hasanzade, Ulvi LU and Sajrina Islam, Syeda (2021) SMMM20 20211
Department of Service Management and Service Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
Reducing the ecological footprint and achieving environmental sustainability is regarded
as one of the main goals of the world in recent decades. To achieve these goals, some practices
in people’s life should be changed. As an essential part of human needs, food consumption is one
of the practices that significantly impact environmental sustainability. In the last few decades,
modern technologies, especially, digital devices and apps are presented as practical tools to
achieve sustainable development by changing practices. As one of the raising concerns regarding
environmental sustainability is about consumers' food purchasing. Consumers can contribute to
reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 ("Responsible Consumption and... (More)
Reducing the ecological footprint and achieving environmental sustainability is regarded
as one of the main goals of the world in recent decades. To achieve these goals, some practices
in people’s life should be changed. As an essential part of human needs, food consumption is one
of the practices that significantly impact environmental sustainability. In the last few decades,
modern technologies, especially, digital devices and apps are presented as practical tools to
achieve sustainable development by changing practices. As one of the raising concerns regarding
environmental sustainability is about consumers' food purchasing. Consumers can contribute to
reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 ("Responsible Consumption and Production") by
changing their food purchasing practice sustainable. This study aims to understand how
consumers' use of smartphone applications changes consumers' food purchasing practices in
terms of environmental sustainability by using the qualitative research based on the ground
theory. The influence of three food apps ("Karma," "Too Good To Go," "ICA") is studied with
the help of empirical data from 15 semi-structured interviews. Practice theory and empirical data
gained from the interviews show that consumers’ use of these applications makes changes in
material, competence, meaning dimensions of consumers' food purchasing practice. It also shows
that digitalization contributes to achieving sustainable food purchasing, namely purchasing
sustainable food and non-purchasing practice. By using a smartphone app as a material,
consumers can gain new knowledge and competencies in relation sustainability. These
knowledge and techniques help consumers to accept sustainability as a new meaning in food
purchasing practice. These changes make consumers to contribute sustainability by purchasing
sustainable food, also avoiding unnecessary food purchasing that is a big step to achieve SDG12. (Less)
Popular Abstract
Reducing the ecological footprint and achieving environmental sustainability is regarded
as one of the main goals of the world in recent decades. To achieve these goals, some practices
in people’s life should be changed. As an essential part of human needs, food consumption is one
of the practices that significantly impact environmental sustainability. In the last few decades,
modern technologies, especially, digital devices and apps are presented as practical tools to
achieve sustainable development by changing practices. As one of the raising concerns regarding
environmental sustainability is about consumers' food purchasing. Consumers can contribute to
reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 ("Responsible Consumption and... (More)
Reducing the ecological footprint and achieving environmental sustainability is regarded
as one of the main goals of the world in recent decades. To achieve these goals, some practices
in people’s life should be changed. As an essential part of human needs, food consumption is one
of the practices that significantly impact environmental sustainability. In the last few decades,
modern technologies, especially, digital devices and apps are presented as practical tools to
achieve sustainable development by changing practices. As one of the raising concerns regarding
environmental sustainability is about consumers' food purchasing. Consumers can contribute to
reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 ("Responsible Consumption and Production") by
changing their food purchasing practice sustainable. This study aims to understand how
consumers' use of smartphone applications changes consumers' food purchasing practices in
terms of environmental sustainability by using the qualitative research based on the ground
theory. The influence of three food apps ("Karma," "Too Good To Go," "ICA") is studied with
the help of empirical data from 15 semi-structured interviews. Practice theory and empirical data
gained from the interviews show that consumers’ use of these applications makes changes in
material, competence, meaning dimensions of consumers' food purchasing practice. It also shows
that digitalization contributes to achieving sustainable food purchasing, namely purchasing
sustainable food and non-purchasing practice. By using a smartphone app as a material,
consumers can gain new knowledge and competencies in relation sustainability. These
knowledge and techniques help consumers to accept sustainability as a new meaning in food
purchasing practice. These changes make consumers to contribute sustainability by purchasing
sustainable food, also avoiding unnecessary food purchasing that is a big step to achieve SDG12. (Less)
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author
Hasanzade, Ulvi LU and Sajrina Islam, Syeda
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The impact of consumers’ use of smartphone applications on sustainable food purchasing practice
course
SMMM20 20211
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Sustainable purchasing, sustainable consumption, sustainable food, non-purchasing, practice theory, grounded theory, material, competence, meaning.
language
English
id
9066987
date added to LUP
2021-10-18 15:56:03
date last changed
2021-10-18 15:56:03
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  abstract     = {{Reducing the ecological footprint and achieving environmental sustainability is regarded
as one of the main goals of the world in recent decades. To achieve these goals, some practices
in people’s life should be changed. As an essential part of human needs, food consumption is one
of the practices that significantly impact environmental sustainability. In the last few decades,
modern technologies, especially, digital devices and apps are presented as practical tools to
achieve sustainable development by changing practices. As one of the raising concerns regarding
environmental sustainability is about consumers' food purchasing. Consumers can contribute to
reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 ("Responsible Consumption and Production") by
changing their food purchasing practice sustainable. This study aims to understand how
consumers' use of smartphone applications changes consumers' food purchasing practices in
terms of environmental sustainability by using the qualitative research based on the ground
theory. The influence of three food apps ("Karma," "Too Good To Go," "ICA") is studied with
the help of empirical data from 15 semi-structured interviews. Practice theory and empirical data
gained from the interviews show that consumers’ use of these applications makes changes in
material, competence, meaning dimensions of consumers' food purchasing practice. It also shows
that digitalization contributes to achieving sustainable food purchasing, namely purchasing
sustainable food and non-purchasing practice. By using a smartphone app as a material,
consumers can gain new knowledge and competencies in relation sustainability. These
knowledge and techniques help consumers to accept sustainability as a new meaning in food
purchasing practice. These changes make consumers to contribute sustainability by purchasing
sustainable food, also avoiding unnecessary food purchasing that is a big step to achieve SDG12.}},
  author       = {{Hasanzade, Ulvi and Sajrina Islam, Syeda}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  note         = {{Student Paper}},
  title        = {{Can one-click save the planet?}},
  year         = {{2021}},
}