Faculty Advisor

Taylor, Steven S.

Abstract

Authenticity is being abandoned in modern society in order to have mass-produced goods and easy likes on Instagram’s. During my time in Bangkok, Thailand, I explore the development and promotion of Authentic Coconut Cider Vinegar while working with the Chaipattana Foundation. In order to have something authentic, there needs to be a human connection to either ourselves or others. To find this connection it takes time and passion. Through research, I have found authentic and inauthentic examples in economics, people, and culture. This research has taught me what it means to be authentic. My attempt to make an authentic product has taught me to be an authentic person and therefore, I have been able to fulfill my need for esteem and self-actualization.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2019

Major

International Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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