The Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) “Sustainable Consumption: Fostering Good Practices and Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century” took place on June 27–30 2018 in Copenhagen. Oksana Mont served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the conference.
The conference brought together 200 researchers and practitioners from around the globe, who presented on a wide range of topics from Consumer Behavior, Envisioning & Governing Social Change, Culture & Practices, Transitions to Sustainable Lifestyles, Emergent Research Trends, Practice & Education, and Innovation.
The Urban Sharing team from the IIIEE, comprising Oksana Mont and Matthias Lehner, organized three sessions on the sharing economy as part of the track on Culture & Practices in collaboration with SHARECITY: Assessing the practice and potential of urban food sharing: www.sharecity.ie team from the Trinity College in Ireland.
Oksana Mont presented her research co-authored with Yuliya Voytenko Palgan and Lucie Zvolska on developing an explanatory framework for institutionalisation processes of urban sharing organisations.
Matthias Lenher presented his article co-written with Steven Curtis presenting systematic literature review on the definitions, meanings and delimitations of the sharing economy.
The results of the conference can be published as articles or book chapters in several outlets. For example, a Call for Papers for a special issue of the Journal of Consumer Policy is now available (http://scorai.org/call-for-papers-for-a-jcp-special-issue-on-behaviour-change-for-sustainable-consumption). Proposals for special issues of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy can be sent to the Editor in Chief Maurie Cohen. Publishing projects are also welcomed that fit into the remit of the Routledge-SCORAI Book Series on Sustainable Consumption (https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-SCORAI-Studies-in-Sustainable-Consumption/book-series/RSSC).
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