Quotation Waginger, Eva. 2008. Evolution of Commodity Science in Central Europe with special consideration to the development in Austria and Germany and new European Perspectives. 60th Anniversary of the Commodity Science Department - Traditions and Perspectives, University of Economics Varna, Bulgarien, 24.10.


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We observe the development from a relatively small basis of goods (few groups of goods in few quantities) at the beginning of modern time to a tremendous amount of goods of different kinds and quality today. Starting with mere description of natural products and manmade commodities, commodity science developed from an encyclopaedic phase up to the 18th century, to an empirical phase in the 19th century of investigating and testing commodities. In the 20th century consumer orientation and fitness for use became important subjects, before in the 21th century investigation of products´ impacts on health and environment was focused and supported by information based technologies. This contribution considers initiatives and instruments within the EUs Strategy of Integrated Product Policy as an important starting point to adjust commodity science to modern demands of society and science.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Evolution of Commodity Science in Central Europe with special consideration to the development in Austria and Germany and new European Perspectives
Event 60th Anniversary of the Commodity Science Department - Traditions and Perspectives
Year 2008
Date 24.10.
Country Bulgaria
Location University of Economics Varna
Invited Talk Y

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Technology and Sustainable Product Management IN (Former organization)
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