A literature review of sustainable consumption and production: A comparative analysis in developed and developing economies

Chao Wang, Pezhman Ghadimi , Ming Lim, Ming-Lang Tseng

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Sustainable consumption and production is identified as one of the essential requirements for sustainable development. Due to different economic conditions and socio-cultural factors, sustainable consumption and production requires a diverse focus in developing and developed economies. To date, few efforts have been made to systematically compare the status of sustainable consumption and production and its direction from the perspective of developing and developed economies. This paper provides a literature review of published articles in international scientific journals related to sustainable consumption and production between 1998 and 2018 inclusive. Three carefully designed questions are proposed and answered in this article, forming the basis for conducting a comprehensive comparative analysis of the differences and challenges in sustainable consumption and production practices within developed and developing economies. The findings strongly suggest that countries in Europe hold international leadership in sustainable consumption and production practices. This finding, alongside others, is analyzed and discussed in greater detail in this paper, resulting in the articulation of gaps and future research opportunities in the current body of the literature.
LanguageEnglish
Pages741-754
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume206
Early online date22 Sep 2018
DOIs
StateE-pub ahead of print - 22 Sep 2018

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NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Cleaner Production. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 206, 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.172

© 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Keywords

  • Sustainable consumption and production
  • Developed economies
  • Developing economies
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Sustainable development

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A literature review of sustainable consumption and production: A comparative analysis in developed and developing economies. / Wang, Chao; Ghadimi , Pezhman; Lim, Ming; Tseng , Ming-Lang.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 206, 01.2019, p. 741-754.

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