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ItemHow Consumers Perceive the Ethical Conduct of Businesses and their Managers(American Scholars Press, 2012)Over the last twenty years, corporate responsibility and ethical standards have been under fire. We have seen the Enrons and Worldcoms lose their standing in the corporate world because of unethical behavior by their managers. This research will evaluate why it is important for all organizations to be ethical in all of their dealings and what needs to be done in the future to ensure that a viable organization will survive for the future in the global economy. This research is a case study based on a literature review of what constitutes corporate social responsibility and how the public views organizations and their management as it pertains to ethical standards. A survey asking consumers in Hawaii how they perceive organizations and how they perceive the ethical behavior of an organization and its leaders was conducted, as well.
ItemEnvironmental Consumerism and the Role of the Hybrid Auto in Hawaii(International Management Review, 2010)The purpose of the research is to explore the relationship between consumer behavior and the impact of the hybrid on the auto industry and the environment. The research is a case study based on a literature review of relevant Hawaiian, national, and international publications and a survey of Hawaiian consumers. The results of the research revealed that regardless of age and gender, respondents agreed that they would purchase a hybrid car if the cost was the same as a traditional gas-fueled car and to support environmentally friendly legislation.
ItemConsumer behaviour and environmental quality in Hawaii(Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2009)Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to add to the body of knowledge on the relationship between consumer behavior and environmental quality. The specific purpose is to gauge the predisposition of Hawaii residents to purchase a hybrid auto and their level of agreement to support legislation that improves and protects environmental quality.
Design/methodology/approach – The research is a case study based on a literature review of relevant Hawaii, national, and international publications and a survey of Hawaii consumers. The survey is an exploratory study using a non-random sample of 350 Hawaii residents identified as owners of non-hybrid cars.
Findings – Regardless of age and gender, respondents agreed that they would purchase a hybrid car if the cost was the same as a traditional gas fueled car. There were significant correlations between agreement to purchase a hybrid car and agreement to support legislation that provides tax credits to consumers who purchased a hybrid car and other environmentally safe products, tax credits to companies that produce environmentally safe products, and penalties for government agencies, private organizations, and individuals who pollute the environment.
Originality/value – The paper is based on primary data from a survey of Hawaii consumers. Its content is not only valuable to people in the same field, but generates hypotheses for future research. Keywords Consumer behaviour, Cars, Social responsibility, Legislation, Environmental management, United States of America
Paper type Case study