Seminar: 2.02.914 Communication of Supply Chain Sustainability to Consumers - Details

Seminar: 2.02.914 Communication of Supply Chain Sustainability to Consumers - Details

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General information

Course name Seminar: 2.02.914 Communication of Supply Chain Sustainability to Consumers
Course number 2.02.914
Semester WiSe20/21
Current number of participants 4
expected number of participants 10
Home institute Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law
participating institutes Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thursday, 22.10.2020 16:15 - 17:45, Room: V02 0-004
Pre-requisites The module is held in German. However, English literature will be used primarily. Besides these language skills, there are no formal or informal prerequisites. Basic knowledge of corporate sustainability, marketing as well as behavioral and sales psychology is advantageous but not necessary. Familiarity with management theories and research methods will also help students.
Learning organisation All dates will be organized completely virtually/online via. BigBlueButton. In doing so, the lecturer will also be guided by the students’ needs, aiming to find a comfortable solution for the concrete design.
Lehrsprache deutsch und englisch
ECTS points 3

Rooms and times

V02 0-004
Thursday, 22.10.2020 16:15 - 17:45
Thursday, 05.11.2020 10:00 - 17:00
Friday, 06.11.2020 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday, 03.12.2020 10:00 - 17:00
Friday, 04.12.2020 10:00 - 16:00

Module assignments


Social and environmental problems, especially in global supply chains, are often multifaceted, complex and difficult to address by a multitude of involved actors. More sustainable solutions or alternatives for existing practices and products do exist, but they are often associated with higher efforts and do not spread as far as they need in order to maximize their impact.
The recognition and appreciation of consumers can be a decisive incentive for companies to adopt more sustainable practices. But what exactly is it that distinguishes more sustainable solutions from the consumer's perspective? What stands in the way of a more sustainable consumption? How and by whom can a further spread of such solutions and a more sustainable consumer behavior be promoted? What role can marketing and communications play in this context? We will address these and other questions in the module "Communication of Supply Chain Sustainability to Consumers". The aim is to promote a critical and reflective view of consumers’ behavior and the contested role of marketing in fostering sustainability.
Scientific publications provide the basis for the content. However, there should also be opportunities for practical transfer, examples and implications.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Anmeldung gesperrt (global)".
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