Antoni-Komar, Irene and Lautermann, Christian and Pfriem, Reinhard (2012) Unternehmen und Konsumenten in Verantwortungsgemeinschaft jenseits des Konsumismus: Nachhaltigkeit erfordert, das Zusammenwirken zwischen Produzieren und Konsumieren neu zu denken. Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, 13 (3). 297–316. ISSN 1862-0043

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Abstract

Um das Verhältnis von Unternehmens- und Konsumentenethik näher zu bestimmen, schlägt dieser Beitrag vor, das Zusammenwirken von Produzieren und Konsumieren unter dem Gesichtspunkt der Befähigung zur gemeinsamen Verantwortungsübernahme für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung neu zu konzipieren. English Abstract: Starting with the problems of consumerism we argue that the goal of sustainable development requires a reconceptualization of the interaction between companies and consumers. The culture of consumerism, even if it was maximum resource-efficient, can neither be sustainable nor contribute to a good life as long as consumption is augmented permanently. We suggest that the spiral of consumerism can only be broken if companies and consumers engage in communities of responsibility. To this end, instead of further focusing only on (constantly new) needs, the relevance of capabilities to a good life needs to become center-stage. Companies and consumers can achieve this end together, if the companies develop the cultural competences necessary to enable consumers’ capabilities – taking into account the ecological and social boundaries to freedom.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social sciences > Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Social sciences > Economics
Social sciences > Natural resources, energy and environment
Social sciences > Social problems, social services, insurance
Divisions: School of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law > Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 13:02
URI: https://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/id/eprint/1443
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-15240
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