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Consumption of Energy, CO2 Emissions and Materials Usage Efficiency Per Capita: A Cluster Analysis of Europe and Eurasia


Adam J. Sulkowski


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business; University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth

D. Steven White


University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business

June , 2009

Global Management Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 55-65, 2009

Abstract:     
Most studies investigating the environmental impact of business activities across countries do so from a macroeconomic vantage point. While this widely accepted methodology has its merits, the purpose of this research is to present an alternative form of analysis focusing on consumption per capita. The three consumption measures are energy use per capita, CO2 emissions per capita, and paper and paperboard consumption per capita. Using model-based cluster analysis, three distinct clusters are identified among the forty-five countries investigated across Europe and Eurasia. Finally, business concerns associated with the findings are presented and discussed. The paper contributes to the management literature in three ways. First, it proposes that consumption-based measures may provide a better picture of current and future environmental impact. Next, it introduces the discipline to the technique of model-based cluster analysis. And finally, it provides insight into the business consequences associated with patterns of consumption in both developed and developing economies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: model-based cluster analysis, resource use per capita, ecological footprint

JEL Classification: C21, E2, N5, O1, Q4

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Date posted: June 6, 2009 ; Last revised: February 17, 2014

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Sulkowski, Adam J. and White, D. Steven, Consumption of Energy, CO2 Emissions and Materials Usage Efficiency Per Capita: A Cluster Analysis of Europe and Eurasia (June , 2009). Global Management Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 55-65, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1414938

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Adam J. Sulkowski
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747
United States
University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth
333 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-1252
United States
D. Steven White (Contact Author)
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth - Charlton College of Business ( email )
Department of Management & Marketing
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States
5089998267 (Phone)
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