Exploring relationship between environmentalism and consumerism in amarket economy society: A structured systematic literature review

Panizzut, N., Rafil-Ul-Shan, P.M., Amar, H., Sher, F., Mazhar, M.U. and Klemes, J.J 2021. Exploring relationship between environmentalism and consumerism in amarket economy society: A structured systematic literature review. Cleaner Engineering and Technology. 2 100047. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clet.2021.100047

TitleExploring relationship between environmentalism and consumerism in amarket economy society: A structured systematic literature review
TypeJournal article
AuthorsPanizzut, N., Rafil-Ul-Shan, P.M., Amar, H., Sher, F., Mazhar, M.U. and Klemes, J.J
Abstract

Managing environmental sustainability has become a critical challenge and an essential agenda for academics and corporations alike. This study conducted evidence-based research to explore whether it is possible to maintain a balance between environmentalism and consumerism in a capitalist society. A triangulated approach is followed by combining systematic literature review (SLR) and text mining for cross-validation, thus, limiting subjective bias. The findings suggest that, although, it is possible to achieve a balance in the long run but this necessitate enormous amount of efforts and resources due to the complexity and paradoxical nature of environmentalism and consumerism coupled with the current way of capitalist societies’ life. Building on the findings and the Operations Management Input-Transformation-Output model, a research framework is proposed. The proposed framework suggests that to keep a balance between environmentalism and consumerism in a capitalist society, a progressive and transformational change could be instrumental for a viable solution. Finally, building on current gaps in the research domain, six future research directions are proposed to carry forward the notion of environmentalism and consumerism in a capitalist society.

KeywordsEnvironmentalism
Consumerism
Capitalist society
Sustainability
Cleaner production and COVID-19
Article number100047
JournalCleaner Engineering and Technology
Journal citation2
ISSN2666-7908
Year2021
PublisherElsevier
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clet.2021.100047
Publication dates
Published online06 Feb 2021

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