Sustainable Procurement in Practice: Explaining the Degree of Sustainable Procurement from an Organisational Perspective

Jolien Grandia, SM (Sandra) Groeneveld, Ben Kuipers, Bram Steijn

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Abstract

Sustainable procurement is often used to reduce negative environmental impacts related to production and consumption. Several studies in the sustainable procurement literature have identified potential drivers of and barriers to sustainable procurement, which are often organisational in nature. Using an organisational perspective, this paper examines if and how three organisational factors – top management support, expertise and commitment – influence the degree of sustainable procurement in procurement projects in the Dutch national government. The article concludes that both organisational factors (especially commitment) and the actions of individual actors are important.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-66
Number of pages26
JournalRivista di Politica Economica
Volume2
Issue numberApril/June 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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