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Nudge to budge - social marketing in restaurants: A pilot study in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research was to conduct a pilot study to identify if increased written communication at restaurants would affect customer and staff awareness of the restaurant’s sustainability efforts. By using before-after questionnaires among employees and customers possible changes among the two stakeholder groups be recorded. As the restaurants had recently joined the new network Sustainable Restaurants in Sweden, the effect of this collaboration on their CSR efforts and communication was evaluated through semi-structured interviews with the restaurant representatives. Social marketing was the underlying theory for this study, with focus on opportunity and ability. The restaurants communication efforts were identified as nudges. The study showed that collaborating in order to start communicating can prove to be an effective support mechanism. Increased communication proved to have somewhat an effect on customer awareness and staff awareness. Increased awareness amongst all actors of the food chain is a necessary step for a sustainable future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 73 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 255
Keyword [en]
Collaboration, communication, corporate social responsibility, hospitality, nudging, sustainable development
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-260098DiVA: diva2:846355
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2015-06-03, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 11:00 (English)
Available from: 2015-08-19 Created: 2015-08-16 Last updated: 2015-08-19Bibliographically approved

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