Denmark, Aarhus

The Sustainable Company - a Scandinavian Perspective

when 1 August 2011 - 19 August 2011
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

The aim of the course is to give a good knowledge base in the subject of sustainable production and consumption issues, both from the consumer as from the producer perspective. It will equip students with a set of examples of successful ideas and solutions in this area. They will be able to explain the most relevant issues in converting current production and consumption into a more sustainable system, and to come up with new ideas based on their background-knowledge. Course offered by Department of Business studies, Aarhus School of Business, AU.

Course leader

Zhaohui Wu, Oregon State University

Target group

Seats are distributed according to:
• Relevant education (BSc)
• Achieved ECTS
• GPA on the achieved ECTS

Course aim

The course touches on relevant topics in consumer behavior with regard to sustainability and sustainable products (e.g. consumer trends, consumer decision making process, ethical consumerism and environmental behaviors), the interaction between consumers and producers with regard to sustainability issues (via marketing measures and communication), governmental interventions into the latter (for example standards and labels) and producer-driven engagement (e.g. corporate social responsibility, leadership). Also, access to energy in various forms as electricity and fuel at reasonable prices is so important to the world economy. So the course contains scenarios for the supply of energy in the future. Examples from Denmark and Norway will be integrated.

The course will contain practical examples of market-based reactions and solutions on producer and consumer level, to the environmental problems and its economic sources that are covered.

Fee info

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