Biotechnology and the Consumer: A research project sponsored by the Office of Consumer Affairs of Industry Canada / Edition 1by B.M. Knoppers
This volume analytically explores consumer perspectives of biotechnolo gy and the ability of the marketplace to address consumer needs and co ncerns regarding this frontier technology. This includes an examinatio n of: how science-based industries with complex market transactions pr ovide information and choice to consumers; how consumers' perspectives of risk… See more details below
This volume analytically explores consumer perspectives of biotechnolo gy and the ability of the marketplace to address consumer needs and co ncerns regarding this frontier technology. This includes an examinatio n of: how science-based industries with complex market transactions pr ovide information and choice to consumers; how consumers' perspectives of risk and uncertainty extend beyond scientific assessments of risks and hence their market demand for new products; how consumers influen ce the economy and societal values by bringing to their purchasing dec isions a broader range of ethical, social and environmental concerns; how consumers gain a greater understanding of the importance of consum er acceptance to the successful development of this technology by exam ining the linkages between capital markets and consumer perspectives; how companies compete and are structured in the marketplace and how th eir behavior impacts on consumer welfare; and mechanisms for consumer participation and consultation.
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Table of Contents
Introduction; B.M. Knoppers, A.D. Mathios. Consumers and Biotechnology: A Synopsis of Survey and Focus Group Research; H. Sheehy, et al. Consumers' Decision-Making and Risk Perceptions Regarding Foods Produced with Biotechnology: J. Wohl. The Market for Credible Information in Biotechnology; E. Einsiedel. An Overview of Public Consultation Mechanisms Developed to Address the Ethical and Social Issues Raised by Biotechnology; T. Leroux, et al. The Commercialization of Human Genetics: A Discussion of Issues Relevant to the Canadian Consumer; T. Caulfield. International Comparisons of Biotechnology Policies; Zhiqi Chen, A. McDermott. An Information-Based Approach to Labeling Biotechnology; G.K. Hadfield, D. Thomson. Economic Perspectives on the Dissemination of Science-Based Information to Consumers; A.D. Mathios. Using Advertising to Generate Information and Signals for Product Quality Lessons for Biotechnology Markets in Canada from Pharmaceutical Markets in the United States; A.N. Kleit. Biotechnology and the Media; S. Strauss. The Federal Biotechnology Regulatory System: A Commentary on an Institutional Work in Progress; G.B. Doern, H. Sheehy. The Industrial Economics of Biotechnology; C. Green. Biotechnological Innovation and Industrial Performance; C. Crampes, A. Hollander. Consumer Controversy and the Funding of Biotechnology Research; J.G. MacIntosh, D. Cumming. Appendix A: Integration Document. Biotechnology, the Consumer, and the Canadian Marketplace; M. Legault, et al. Appendix B: Rapporteur's Remarks. Symposium on Biotechnology and the Consumer; B. Purchase.
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