Affiliate Faculty share an interest and enthusiasm for the Center's mission, conduct tourism research activities in conjunction with the Center, serve as thesis advisors and members, and mentor students working on sustainable tourism related research.
Green Consumerism and Marketing
Jason D. Oliver
Assistant Professor, Dept of Marketing & Supply Chain Management
College of Business
East Carolina University
3104 Bate Building
Greenville, NC 27858
Community Outreach Interests
My interests are centered on advising and assisting businesses and organizations who want increase the adoption of environmentally friendly goods and services. I focus on non-adopters and on understanding barriers to environmentally friendly product adoption. The goal is to design solutions that apply marketing techniques to overcome these barriers and motivate non-adopters to change consumption behaviors. I am interested in outreach that helps companies and organizations apply this understanding to increase the rate of green product adoption, including the adoption of sustainable tourism.
In the past, the majority of research on marketing environmentally friendly products has focused on why “green” consumers buy “green” products. However, these self-labeled eco-conscious consumers only comprise approximately 5% of the population. I am focused on understanding the other 95% of the population.
My research interests include diffusion of sustainable innovations, green marketing, and customer loyalty.
- Oliver, J. D. (2007). Increasing the adoption of environmentally friendly products: Who are the non-adopters, and what will get them to buy green? (Doctoral dissertation, University of Rhode Island, 2007).
- Oliver, J. D., & Perfetto, R. (2007). Readiness to go green: Using a transtheoretical approach to better understand non-adopters of environmentally friendly products. Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, Savannah, GA.
- MKTG 3832: Marketing Management
- MKTG 4972: Special Session (Customer Relationship Management)