The Biographies of Things: Provenance and the Pursuit of Moral Consumption

Consumers are increasingly concerned about the biography of products they purchase and want this information to help guide their pursuit of moral consumption. Our findings suggest that product biographies are commonly incomplete and can create tension and dilemmas for consumers who feel they must balance their often-conflicting consumption objectives.



Citation:

Todd Weaver, Pam Ellen, and Carolyn Curasi (2017) ,"The Biographies of Things: Provenance and the Pursuit of Moral Consumption", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45, eds. Ayelet Gneezy, Vladas Griskevicius, and Patti Williams, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 955-956.

Authors

Todd Weaver, Point University, USA
Pam Ellen, Georgia State University, USA
Carolyn Curasi, Georgia State University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 45 | 2017



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