Title: Factors of green purchasing behaviour

Authors: Gregor Jagodič; Valerij Dermol; Kristijan Breznik; Silva Roncelli Vaupot

Addresses: ISSBS, Mariborska cesta 7, 3000 Celje, Slovenia ' ISSBS, Mariborska cesta 7, 3000 Celje, Slovenia ' ISSBS, Mariborska cesta 7, 3000 Celje, Slovenia ' VŠTP, Ozare 19, 2380 Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

Abstract: People in developed societies are increasingly aware of threats modern consumerism might represent to the natural environment. As a result, consumers understand the importance of more responsible attitudes towards environment as well, which is reflected in their purchasing decisions. Providers of green products implement marketing communication to inform the consumers about their products as well as promote or encourage the purchase. Consumers' attitudes towards the use of green high technology might also have an influence on their decisions about the possible purchase of such products as well as the demand for green products. In our study we investigate the extent: 1) consumers' attitudes towards environment; 2) their environmentally related behaviour reflecting the values in a society in which they live; 3) marketing support provided by the green manufacturers; 4) consumers' attitudes towards the use of high green technology, affect purchase decisions of a modern consumer.

Keywords: green products; high tech products; high technology; green purchasing; consumer behaviour; green marketing; buying decisions; decision making; consumer attitudes; environmental behaviour; society values; green manufacturing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2016.077844

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2016 Vol.20 No.2, pp.138 - 153

Received: 26 Jun 2015
Accepted: 15 Aug 2015

Published online: 17 Jul 2016 *

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