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Cultural Sustainability by Design: A Case of Food Systems in India

Abstract In response to the rapid rise of emerging markets, shorter product lifecycles, increasing global exchange and worldwide competition, companies are implementing `sustainable development' as a mechanism by which to maintain competitive global advantage. Sustainable product development approaches used in industry focus mainly on environmental issues, and to a certain extent on social and economic aspects. Unfortunately, companies have often ignored or are unsure of how to deal with the cultural dimensions of sustainable product development. Multi-nationals expanding their business across international boundaries are agents of cultural change and should be cognizant of the impact their products have on local markets. Companies need to devel... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Dhadphale, Tejas Ravindra (Author) / Giard, Jacques (Advisor) / Boradkar, Prasad (Advisor) / Broome, Benjamin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Design / Cultural anthropology / Sustainability / Culture / Design / Food systems / Sustainability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 212 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Design 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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