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Green marketing today – a mix of trust, consumer participation and life cycle thinking

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A transition for a green, circular economy has encouraged companies to use new tools which boost sustainability. The purpose of this article is to discuss the consideration of life cycle thinking in green marketing as realized by companies. This theoretical-conceptual study aims to analyze life cycle assessment (LCA) as a useful tool for assessing green marketing goals. We also intend to highlight the importance of creating consumer trust for green business by displaying the green credentials of the products and activities. The article presents t he virtues and shortcomings of the LCA results relative to marketing management. As a result, the literature presents some gaps in terms of addressing life cycle thinking in marketing management and linking with consumer participation and trust.

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Life cycle sustainability assessment of municipal waste management systems

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Life cycle sustainability assessment of municipal waste management systems The core element of all waste management systems that determines further treatment is the collection, transportation and sorting of waste. There is a spectrum of options that ranges from the complete source separation of waste with little or no consecutive sorting to the minimum separation at source and the consecutive central sorting of fully commingle waste. As each of the collection - transportation - sorting methods has particular characteristics, in assessing the most sustainable solution, a number of factors have to be taken into consideration. To assist decision makers (ad exemplum local authorities), the authors of this article has specified environmental, economic and social criteria that need to be considered while designing the integrated waste management systems. They can be grouped into environmental effectiveness (conservation of resources and reduction of environmental pollution), economic affordability and social acceptability. The article refers to the authors’ research on “The application of life cycle assessment in the integrated municipal waste management” founded by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst).

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Inverse problem of life cycle assessment (LCA): its application in designing for environment (DfE)

Technologies , Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56 (5S), 23-32. 23. Luza, S.M, Caldeira-Pires, A. and Ferrao, P. (2010), Environmental benefits of substituting talc by sugarcane bagasse fibers as reinforcement in polypropylene composites: Ecodesign and LCA as strategy for automotive components , Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 54, 1135–1144. 24. Masternak-Janus, A. and Rybaczewska-Błażejowska, M. (2015), Life cycle analysis of tissue paper manufacturing from virgin pulp or recycled waste paper , Management and Production Engineering

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Circular Economy as a Management Model in the Paradigm of Sustainable Development

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Demand and Characteristics of Customers of Reusable Products in Slovenia

metals embedded in ICT and consumer equipment. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 98, 9–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2015.03.003 Cox, J., Griffith, S., Giorgi, S., & King, G. (2013). Consumer understanding of product lifetimes. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 79, 21–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2013.05.003 Dindarian, A., Gibson, A. A. P., & Quariguasi-Frota-Neto, J. (2012). Electronic product returns and potential reuse opportunities: A microwave case study in the United Kingdom. Journal of Cleaner Production, 32, 22

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Qualitative Research in WoS of the Link between Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Financial Performance

2019. Gulf Oil Spill available at https://ocean.si.edu/conservation/pollution/gulf-oil-spill accessed March 2019, it is recognized as the worst oil spill in US history. The Deepwater Horizon oil platform accident concerns the catastrophic explosions of April 20, 2010, which took place at the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, located in the Gulf of Mexico, about 65 kilometers south of the Louisiana State Coast the area of the oil field known as Macondo Prospect. Inoue, Y., and Lee, S. (2011). Effect of different dimensions of corporate

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An Exploration for the Motives behind Enhancing Senior Banker’s Level of Organizational Resilience: A Holistic Case Study

Machines and Systems – Beyond Lean Manufacturing . Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 19 (6), pp. 695–711. Pless, N.M. (2007) . Understanding responsible leadership: role identity and motivational drivers . Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 74, No. 4, pp. 437–456. Redman, C.L. & Kinzig, A.P. (2003) . Resilience of past landscapes: resilience theory, society, and the longue duree . Conservation ecology, 7 (1). Sawalha, I.H.S. (2015) . Managing adversity: understanding some dimensions of organizational resilience . Management research

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Effect of Self-esteem on Perceived Job Insecurity: The Moderating Role of Self-efficacy and Gender

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Value of Professional Property Managers in Residential Project Development

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Property management has often been described as an after-sale service because the participation of professional property managers is only required upon completion of the building. Recently, however, property management has become an integral part of project development based on its value. These days, managing recreational facilities such as residents’ clubs, gyms and swimming pools, given the frequent use of electronic installations, no longer falls under basic caretaking services. The early detection of hidden problems such as poor quality concealed cables, conduits and pipes and the improper selection of building materials saves time and money in subsequent maintenance and repair work, simultaneously reducing any inconvenience experienced by end-users due to a breakdown in services or defective rectification.

Environmental protection and energy conservation are becoming increasingly important in our daily lives, and thus are unavoidable agendas in the design and construction of buildings, be they domestic, commercial or industrial. The input of professional property managers based on their foresight and past work experience with end-users is crucial to the success of such schemes. This paper reviews the value of professional property managers in residential project development.

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The Millennials’ Effect: How Can Their Personal Values Shape the Future Business Environment of Industry 4.0?

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The main purpose of this paper is to assess a possible impact millennials will have on the future business environment of Industry 4.0, based on their personal value orientations. Millennials are taking over important roles in organizations, but their personal values are significantly different from those of older generations. This paper shows that, based on the Schwartz’s value survey with N=371 Slovenian respondents, millennials are in general more inclined toward values connected to personal growth and freedom from anxiety, emphasizing self-transcendence and openness to change, than toward self-protection and anxiety avoidance, understating conservation and self-enhancement values. These cognitions can have significant implications in shaping the future business environment of Industry 4.0, as it can become more open, understanding, collaborative, accepting, and generally more supporting, thus creating the evident millennials’ effect. Even though millennials are in general well prepared for the future business environment, organizations will have to, in order to retain the millennials, reshape their current organizational environment to better reflect the millennials’ views.

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