Purpose: The present paper aims to reveal how different cultures, as reflected by cultural norms, traditions, and social expectations, influence food waste behaviour in different regions of the world. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic multifaceted literature review was employed as a main research tool. Findings: The focal role of education and awareness campaigns in reducing household food waste and promoting responsible food consumption behaviours is revealed. The importance of guilt, behavioural control, negative attitudes towards leftovers, and social norms are among the most important factors predicting intentions to reduce food waste. Cultural beliefs significantly shape food attitudes and waste. Tailoring sustainable practices to traditions helps to ensure food security. Embracing cultural diversity can lead to the development of effective and sustainable food consumption patterns across different parts of the world. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first paper fully devoted to revealing how different cultural backgrounds shape food consumption habits and which marketing strategies aiming to nudge positive changes in responsible food consumption are preferred in different cultural contexts.

Morkunas M., Wang Y., Wei J., Galati A. (2024). Systematic literature review on the nexus of food waste, food loss and cultural background. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING REVIEW [10.1108/IMR-12-2023-0366].

Systematic literature review on the nexus of food waste, food loss and cultural background

Galati A.
2024-01-01

Abstract

Purpose: The present paper aims to reveal how different cultures, as reflected by cultural norms, traditions, and social expectations, influence food waste behaviour in different regions of the world. Design/methodology/approach: A systematic multifaceted literature review was employed as a main research tool. Findings: The focal role of education and awareness campaigns in reducing household food waste and promoting responsible food consumption behaviours is revealed. The importance of guilt, behavioural control, negative attitudes towards leftovers, and social norms are among the most important factors predicting intentions to reduce food waste. Cultural beliefs significantly shape food attitudes and waste. Tailoring sustainable practices to traditions helps to ensure food security. Embracing cultural diversity can lead to the development of effective and sustainable food consumption patterns across different parts of the world. Originality/value: To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first paper fully devoted to revealing how different cultural backgrounds shape food consumption habits and which marketing strategies aiming to nudge positive changes in responsible food consumption are preferred in different cultural contexts.
2024
Settore AGR/01 - Economia Ed Estimo Rurale
Morkunas M., Wang Y., Wei J., Galati A. (2024). Systematic literature review on the nexus of food waste, food loss and cultural background. INTERNATIONAL MARKETING REVIEW [10.1108/IMR-12-2023-0366].
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