Ulf Schrader's research while affiliated with Technische Universität Berlin and other places

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Over the past two decades, mindfulness meditation has received increasing attention in academia and various fields of practice. More recently, it has also been introduced into environmental and sustainability education (ESE) settings. This study offers a first exploratory investigation of learner experiences with consumption-specific mindfulness tr...
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Wealth in time is thought to be instrumental for being more satisfied with one´s life while at the same time allowing time for sustainable consumption behavior. As a lack of theory-based measurement instruments has impeded thorough testing of those hypotheses, the current paper offers both a comprehensive definition and measurement. Reviewing the v...
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Die Digitalisierung birgt Chancen und Risiken für nachhaltigen Konsum. Ob und inwieweit diese Chancen genutzt und die Risiken minimiert werden können, hängt auch von den Kompetenzen der Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher ab. Eine Verbraucherbildung für nachhaltigen Konsum, die diese Herausforderungen anerkennt, sollte deshalb entsprechend weiterentwi...
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There is a dynamic stream of research, which examines why and how employees contribute and respond to corporate social responsibility (CSR). Building on these micro-CSR findings, this article makes a contribution to a better understanding of employee engagement in CSR by considering its determinants and effects. The research centres around the esta...
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In this paper, we provide a definition of time wealth for the social-ecological research project “Time Rebound, Time Wealth and Sustainable Consumption” (ReZeitKon) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. After a general introduction to the current debate on time wealth (mainly in Germany), we provide an overview on existin...
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Recent research suggests that mindfulness may foster sustainable consumption behavior through the reduction of the so-called attitude–behavior gap, or by weakening material values while increasing subjective well-being. The current controlled longitudinal study tested these propositions by employing a sustainability-adapted mindfulness-based interv...
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Unternehmen können einen wesentlichen Beitrag zum Übergang in eine Postwachstumsgesellschaft leisten, in der die dominierende Stellung von Erwerbsarbeit und Konsum verringert wird und andere Tätigkeiten an Bedeutung gewinnen. Dafür müssen sie die Erwerbsarbeit nachhaltig gestalten. Arbeit ist dabei nicht bloß ein Objekt einer sozial-ökologischen Tr...
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Although marketing strategies are often accused of stimulating overconsumption, businesses increasingly show potential as enablers of sufficiency. The concept of sufficiency contributes to sustainable development through the absolute reduction of resources and energy used for consumption by questioning the level of demand. This study analyzes reaso...
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Sustainability-oriented innovations (SOI) are indispensable to enable sustainable consumption and production. However, their multidimensional character makes the development of SOI an often difficult task for companies. This article addresses four major challenges which are in particular associated with SOI development, including defining an adequa...
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Work organizations that implement sustainability strategies can create supportive environments for the performance of sustainable routines. For instance, employers have the capacity to influence sustainable lifestyles of their employees by increasing spillover effects from workplaces to home settings. These circumstances provide a potential pathway...
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Recent studies in innovation management have explored the phenomenon of embedded lead users (ELUs): company employees who exhibit lead user characteristics with regard to a product marketed by their employer (Schweisfurth and Herstatt, 2014). Because they are doubly embedded, i.e., in both producer and user domain, these employees possess specific...
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Previous studies have examined whether a commitment to social responsibility can increase the attractiveness of the Engineering and Technology (ET) field for women. Because female employees feel that in ET professions they are not living out social values that are important to them, they tend to leave ET-associated professions in the long-term. One...
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Collaborative fashion consumption as a possible path towards more sustainable clothing has taken different forms all around the world. However, it has been differently received in different cultures. Collaborative fashion practices and initiatives have not been deeply studied in the academic literature. Employing a quantitative comparative study be...
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A central challenge in research on education for sustainable consumption (ESC) is to develop new approaches to engage adolescents with sustainable consumption (SC) in a way that addresses not only the cognitive but also the socio-emotional and behavioral levels. Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) that foster awareness, (self-)reflection, and et...
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Mindfulness-based approaches have been suggested as a potential remedy for an increasingly unsustainable consumption level in early industrialized countries. This article reviews twelve current empiric papers (2005–2013) on five different potential pathways in which mindfulness is thought to unfold its effects on sustainable behaviors. Unfortunatel...
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Die sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF) ist seit fast 20 Jahren ein Förderschwerpunkt des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung. Zur Weiterentwicklung dieses Förderschwerpunktes wurde bereits in der Vergangenheit ein Austausch mit relevan- ten Akteuren organisiert, um gemeinsam die Inhalte und Themenschwerpunkte der SÖF zu diskutieren. Ein ne...
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Es klingt paradox: Gewinnorientierte Unternehmen unterstützen mit ihrem Marketing suffizientes Konsumverhalten. Aufgrund zunehmender Nachhaltigkeitsherausforderungen steigen auch die Anforderungen an Unternehmen, und die Digitalisierung bietet neue Möglichkeiten für ein suffizienzförderndes Marketing.
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In the face of existing obstacles in the interdisciplinary research on sustainable consumption behaviors, we argue for the need of an integrative framework from an interdisciplinary perspective. Such a framework is presented in the form of a three-dimensional cube model of sustainable consumption behavior (SCB-cube) extended by a fourth impact dime...
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Does a mindfulness-based intervention at school lead to more sustainable consumption behavior in adolescents?
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Purpose This paper provides the conceptual basis of Collaborative Fashion Consumption (CFC) as a possible path toward more sustainable clothing. A definition and a typology of CFC are introduced and possible environmental effects of CFC are structured and discussed. This provides a solid conceptual basis for future empirical studies on CFC as an e...
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Mindfulness, derived from Buddhist origins, refers to deliberate, unbiased and openhearted awareness of perceptible experience in the present moment. With its focus on cultivation of benevolent and clear-headed values and actions to self, others and the world, as well as its possible value in fostering greater coherence between values, attitudes an...
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Several widespread approaches to Education for Sustainable Consumption (ESC) have emerged from the tradition of consumer information. A major shortcoming of such cognitive-focused approaches is their limited capacity to facilitate reflection on the affective processes underpinning people’s engagement with consumption. More holistic pedagogies are t...
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Sehr geehrte Frau Ministerin Hendricks, sehr geehrter Herr Minister Schmidt, sehr geehrter Herr Staatssekretär Billen, mit Ihrer Eröffnung der " Nationalen Konferenz ‚Umsetzung nachhaltiger Konsum in Deutschland' " am 23. März 2017 richten Sie den Blick auf die Implementierung des vor einem Jahr im Bundeskabinett verabschiedeten Nationalen Programm...
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Abstract: The food choices consumers make have considerable consequences for the environment. In the Western world, about one-third of all negative environmental impact is directly related to food consumption. Although many consumers are concerned about environmental issues, this frequently has little effect on actual nutritional behavior and new a...
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Unternehmenskommunikation zur Förderung des nachhaltigen Konsums ist ein innovativer Ansatz im Rahmen eines Sustainable Marketing Management. Dabei kommunizieren Unternehmen neben dem sozial-ökologischen Mehrwert von Produkten und Prozessen sowie dem gesellschaftlichen Unternehmensengagement auch die Verantwortung von Konsumenten (Consumer’s Social...
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The book focuses on responsible living as the individual's contribution to sustainable development. We believe that sustainable development can only be achieved if individual freedom and responsibilities are balanced on a high level while taking social, ecological and economic needs into account. A crucial element to achieve this is to integrate di...
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Mitarbeiter wollen ihre personlichen Uberzeugungen auch am Arbeitsplatz leben. Wenn sie damit Erfolg haben und wenn sie ihren Arbeitgeber als sozial-okologisch verantwortlich wahrnehmen, werden zentrale Faktoren des Personalmanagements positiv beeinflusst.
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This book is a compilation of the best papers presented at the 1st International Conference of The Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL). The Conference, held in March 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey, had the same title as the present book: Enabling Responsible Living. Thus, this book - like the related conference - claims...
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Responsible consumers are often employees, spending more time in their professional life than in their private life. Many of them are willing to live up to private values, attitudes and experiences during working hours as well. Some even would like to act as sustainable intrapreneurs and pull and push colleagues and management towards increased sus...
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Nachhaltigkeitsinnovationen, die einen sozialen und/oder ökologischen Mehrwert stiften, stehen im Wettbewerb mit herkömmlichen Marktangeboten. Ist der wahrgenommene Nettonutzen von Nachhaltigkeitsinnovationen kleiner als der wahrgenommene Nettonutzen von herkömmlichen Produkten, werden die Konsument/- innen mehrheitlich an letzteren festhalten (alt...
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Companies have discovered Consumers’ Social Responsibility (CnSR). Within CnSR communication consumers are addressed upon their individual responsibility for a behavioural change towards sustainability. Can CnSR communication strengthen sustainable consumption in the mainstream or is it mere greenwashing?
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This paper proposes that Green HRM can meet its full potential only by considering employees in their twofold role as producers and consumers. Employees learn different kinds of behaviour not exclusively at the workplace, but also in private life. Since reciprocal interactions between working life and private life occur, a “green work-life balance...
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Armin Grunwald warnte in GAIA 3/2010 vor einer ,,Privatisierung der Nachhaltigkeit“; davor, den Schlüssel zur Lösung der Nachhaltigkeitsprobleme im individuellen (Konsum-)Handeln statt auf der politischen Ebene zu sehen. Michael Bilharz et al. werfen ihm in diesem Heft eine ,,Bagatellisierung der Konsumentenverantwortung“ vor: Konsumhandeln sei dur...
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Seit Beginn des dritten Jahrtausends findet ein neuer Begriff in der Diskussion um die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen breite Verwendung: ›Corporate Citizenship‹. Die Bezeichnung kommt aus den USA, wo sie unter anderem von dem 1985 gegründeten Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship eingeführt wurde. In Europa verbreitete si...
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Was sind die Schlüsselfaktoren, die echtes Nachhaltigkeitsmarketing von traditionellem Marketing unterscheiden? Knüpft man an der Definition der nachhaltigen Entwicklung an, dann muss Nachhaltigkeits-marketing normativ fundiert sein, die gesamte Unternehmung betreffen und einen Schwerpunkt auf Innovationen legen. Alle drei Schlüsselfaktoren basiere...
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VHB-JOURQUAL represents the official journal ranking of the German Academic Association for Business Research. Since its introduction in 2003, the ranking has become the most influential journal evaluation approach in German-speaking countries, impacting several key managerial decisions of German, Austrian, and Swiss business schools. This article...
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Unternehmen spielen eine zentrale Rolle nicht nur für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung insgesamt, sondern insbesondere für einen nachhaltigen Konsum. Allerdings nehmen Unternehmen die Konsumenten bisher fast ausschließlich als Kunden wahr. Dass auch die Mitarbeiter im eigenen Betrieb Konsumenten sind, wird dagegen zumeist übersehen.
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Nachhaltige Entwicklung (sustainable development) ist erklärtes politisches Leitbild fast aller Regierungen weltweit. Mehr als 170 Staaten haben 1992 in Rio de Janeiro die Agenda 21, das globale Aktionsprogramm zur Nachhaltigkeit, unterzeichnet (BMU 1992) und fast alle haben dieses Bekenntnis 2002 auf der Rio-Nachfolgekonferenz in Johannesburg bekr...
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Die Bedeutung des Konsums für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung findet in den letzten Jahren zunehmende Beachtung (siehe auch Kapitel 2 in diesem Band). Diese Aufmerksamkeit ist allein schon deshalb verständlich, da in modernen Volkswirtschaften private Haushalte in der Regel über die Hälfte der erzeugten Güter und der erbrachten Dienstleistungen in Ans...
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Als Lehrer, Forscher und Berater nehmen BWL-Professoren Einfluss auf Studierende und Unternehmen. Auf Basis einer umfangreichen internationalen Befragung zeigt der vorliegende Beitrag, dass deutschsprachige Hochschullehrer dabei eine unterdurchschnittliche Intention zur Beeinflussung von Werten im Allgemeinen und von gesellschaftsorientierten Werte...
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The paper addresses the extent of, and preconditions for, consumers' moral responsibility for sustainable consumption. Starting from the concept of consumer citizenship it is argued that full citizenship includes both rights and duties. The established set of Kennedy's consumer rights is used as a basis for deriving corresponding consumer duties, w...
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Ethical investment is a growing but still small market in many countries. One obstacle for further diffusion is the lack of information transparency. The actors with the highest potential to improve transparency and to develop ethical funds into mass market products are large retail banks. To realize this potential they have to meet a high service...
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From the very beginning of the Internet, a decisive shift from supplier power to consumer power was predicted by several authors and is still maintained in recent literature. Although the Internet has grown rapidly within the last years and electronic markets have evolved, a theoretical framework for consumer power on the Internet still cannot be i...
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Die aktuelle Beschäftigung mit gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung von Unternehmen findet in betriebswirtschaftlicher Wissenschaft und Praxis unter verschiedenen Bezeichnungen statt. Corporate Citizenship ist dabei der jüngste Begriff, der international Verbreitung gefunden hat. Ein erster Blick auf die Bedeutungsinhalte, die unter Corporate Citizensh...
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In light of shrinking budgets and growing international competition, universities are required to become transparent with respect to their teaching and research performance. In terms of research evaluation, the assessment of journal articles plays a vital role. However, existing journal rankings suffer from weaknesses that limit their usability for...
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Nicht nur Staat und Verbraucherorganisationen, auch Unternehmen stellen reglementierte Verbraucherinformationen bereit. Unternehmerische Verbrauche­rinformationen beruhen auf gesetzlich vorgeschriebenen Informationspflichten oder auf Informationsstandards, an die Unternehmen sich freiwillig binden. Warum sollten Unternehmen – im eigenen und im gese...
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Der private Haushalt der Zukunft muss nachhaltig sein oder es wird langfristig keine lebenswerte Zukunft geben. Dies war die normative Ausgangshypothese eines von der Europäischen Kommission finanzierten Forschungsprojektes. Das Projektteam zog daraus die Konsequenz, sich an der wünschenswerten, der nachhaltigen und nicht an der wahrscheinlichen Zu...
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The importance of consumption in modern societies is constantly growing. To guide consumer oriented policy, a model of consumption is needed which reflects consumers increased significance. The model of consumption prevailing in the theory of market economies as well as in consumer policy was traditionally based upon the notion of consumers soverei...

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... According to social learning theory (Frolli et al., 2021), the concept of role model is helpful in understanding the formation of social entrepreneurship orientation: social entrepreneurship behavior is the result of socialization --in socialization, parents have relatively close and frequent contact with them, thus becoming an important role model of social entrepreneurship orientation for the latter (Dunfield and Kuhlmeier, 2013). Specifically, in the process of mindfulness upbringing perception influencing the development of social entrepreneurship orientation, the actual bridge may include not only parents' attitudes and behaviors but also children's reactions (Michael and Cunningham., 1988;Stephan, 2011;Hair et al., 2013;Barker and Lori, 2021;Frank et al., 2021;Nascan et al., 2021). External stress is one of the most apparent constraining factors --increasing external stress diminishes the effect of mindfulness upbringing perception. ...
... Chai et al., 2015) but also, indirectly, own's perception of time available and the presence or lack of pressure perceived matters (e.g. Geiger et al., 2021). To change a rooted behaviour or attitude people need time to "reflect" on how to modify their personal habits and concerns. ...
... Werbung kann aber auch Sachinformationen, emotionale Erlebnisse oder Zeitvertreib bieten (Felser 2015). Hieraus entsteht ein Spannungsfeld, vor allem wenn besonders hohe Ansprüche an den Informationsgehalt und die Glaubwürdigkeit der Kommunikation von Unternehmen erhoben werden, wie bei nachhaltigen Produkten (Schrader 2005). Dies beruht auf den Besonderheiten der sozial-ökologischen Dimension, die als Vertrauenseigenschaft von Produkten auf die Aussage von Experten angewiesen sind und von Konsumenten nicht selber beurteilt werden können. ...
... For instance, habituated decisions around food consumption are efficient for handling daily life because they are quasi-automatic and are rarely questioned. Consumption patterns mirror the respective production and provision systems available to the consumer (Reisch et al., 2020). UN (2015) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 integrates both sustainable consumption and production. ...
... Hal ini sejalan dengan pendapat (Bailey, 2010) yang mengatakan bahwa pemberdayaan masyarakat selalu cenderung parsial dan bergantung pada kondisi dan konteks lokal. Oleh sebab itu menurut (Harrach et al., 2020), perguruan tinggi memerlukan suatu terobosan atau Selanjutnya (Lyons et al., 2001) mengatakan terdapat faktor keberlanjutan pemberdayaan masyarakat sangat ditentukan oleh partisipasi dan pemberdayaan dan ketiganya menunjukkan hubungan yang sangat kuat. Pada tingkat pertama, partisipasi masyarakat mengarah pada inisiatif pembangunan di masa depan, sebagai hasil dari proses pemberdayaan dan pada tahap selanjutnya pemberdayaan masyarakat akan berkembang baik pada tingkat individu proyek/program, dan masyarakat. ...
... First, the study offers a comprehensive understanding of the role of mindfulness in sustainable consumption. Although previous studies have investigated this role (Bahl et al., 2016;Brown & Kasser, 2005;Geiger et al., 2020;Rosenberg, 2004) and have examined how mindfulness affects sustainability and proenvironmental behaviour (Fischer et al., 2017;Siqueira & Pitassi, 2016;Wamsler, 2018;Wamsler et al., 2018), academic studies on mindfulness remain scarce in sustainability research (Wamsler, 2018). Second, most of the studies found a modest positive relationships between different aspects of mindfulness and different types of self-reported sustainable consumption behaviour (Geiger et al., 2020). ...
... Thus, the possibilities for businesses to integrate sufficiency-oriented strategies have recently gained the attention of scholars. Studies have defined sufficiency-oriented strategies for businesses (Schneidewind and Palzkill-Vorbeck, 2011;Bocken and Short, 2016;Reichel, 2018), developed frameworks for sufficiencyoriented business models (Bocken et al., , 2022Niessen and Bocken, 2021), or identified marketing approaches to promote sufficiency-oriented consumption (Gossen et al., 2019;Frick et al., 2021). ...
... Different research streams are focusing on and analyzing specific issues aimed at understanding and facilitating SOI implementation. Some relevant issues are, for example, impact of SOI on organizational performance [80,81]; alliance proactiveness, cooperation networks, and supply chain relationships as necessary to pursue SOI in an open innovation setting [79,82,83]; the role of different stakeholders involved in SOI [84]; information technology as SOI facilitator [85]; design thinking as tool for SOI development [86][87][88]; the role of individuals' SOI narratives on the adoption of nature-inspired innovations [89,90]; and the potential of blockchain to contribute as SOI [91]. ...
... Die von Watt et al. (2012) entwickelte FIT-Choice Scale zur Abfrage der Berufswahlmotivation für das Lehramt überschneidet sich inhaltlich mit den sozialen Zielen einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung, durch Berücksichtigung folgender Dimensionen: die nächste Generation beeinflussen (intergenerative Gerechtigkeit), etwas für die sozial Benachteiligten tun (intragenerative Gerechtigkeit), etwas Nützliches für die Gesellschaft tun (Gestaltungskompetenz, Mitwirken an gesellschaftlichen Veränderungsprozessen) (siehe auch Spangenberger, Meyser & Schrader, 2019). In der Skala werden jedoch ökologische Motive von Nachhaltigkeit nicht berücksichtigt. ...
... Frezza et al. (2019),Fenyves et al. (2019),Ghvanidze et al. (2019), andMartin and Brandao (2017).Four factors were distinguished on the basis of the performed principal component analysis (F1) Organic Food Preference Factor, (F2) Price awareness factor; (F3) Quality Aspects Factor; and (F4) Food Information Factor. This is consistent with the findings of several studies, such as Nie et al. (2017), Annunziata and Mariani (2018), Van Huy et al. (2019), and Verain et al. (2017), Mózner (2014), La Lama et al. (2018), Ghvanidze et al. (2019), and Hrubá (2019). ...