Consumer eco-innovation adoption: Assessing attitudinal factors and perceived product characteristics
2011 (English)In: Business Strategy and the Environment, ISSN 0964-4733, E-ISSN 1099-0836, Vol. 20, no 1, 192-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
For business and environmental reasons, increased understanding of green consumer behavior is essential. This paper addresses consumer adoption and non-adoption of a high involvement eco-innovation (the alternative fuel vehicle, AFV). The purpose is to integrate two research streams to explore factors driving and hindering adoption. The factors are rooted in environmental psychology research and the diffusion of innovation literature. Survey results on Swedish car owners are reported. The results indicate that adopters and non-adopters differ on norms, attitudes, novelty seeking and on how innovation attributes are perceived. Furthermore, the results show that the groups rank car attributes such as fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions differently. The main contribution of the paper is the integration of norms and attitudes together with consumer adoption factors in analyzing green consumer behavior in relation to a high involvement product. The implications for business and marketing strategy and for environmental policy are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and ERP Environment , 2011. Vol. 20, no 1, 192-210 p.
Alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), Personal norms, Social norms, Innovativeness, Automobiles, Innovation characteristics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35387DOI: 10.1002/bse.690ISI: 000289734200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-35387DiVA: diva2:343944
Manuscript version included in dissertation with the title "Consumer adoption of an eco-innovation: The effects of norms, attitudes, innovativeness and perceived innovation characteristics"2010-08-162010-08-162015-01-20