A Study of Companies' Business Responses to Apparel E-commerce's Environmental Impact

dc.contributor.author Bertram, Rose
dc.contributor.author Chi, Ting
dc.date 2018-10-19T02:29:41.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:36:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:36:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-09
dc.description.abstract <p>E-commerce is an innovation in the retail industry that has grown exponentially since it first began, and continues to expand its influence and capabilities globally. The effects of e-commerce on the environment are complicated and can be difficult to measure, because it reduces emissions in some areas yet increases emissions in other areas. Although the environmental effects of e-commerce have drawn attention in recent years, our understanding on this issue is still limited. Using a content analysis based qualitative method, this research analyzed prior studies regarding e-commerce with a focus on the main elements of the supply chain where e-tailing and traditional retailing differ. These four areas analyzed are packaging, transportation, returns, and disposal. The exemplary companies' business responses to apparel e-commerce's environmental impact in these four areas were discussed. The findings imply that there are ways that companies can continue to improve their sustainability.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/itaa_proceedings/2016/posters/140/
dc.identifier.articleid 1787
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/51235
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings
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dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.title A Study of Companies' Business Responses to Apparel E-commerce's Environmental Impact
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