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A Framework for Understanding Sustainable Public Purchasing

EasyChair Preprint no. 1160

21 pagesDate: June 10, 2019


Increasing scholarship within the public management and business research literatures identifies the significant promise that sustainable public purchasing (SPP) has for reducing negative environmental impacts throughout the supply chain. While these studies identify the merits and limitations of SPP adoption and the mechanics of SPP implementation, a growing number of researchers identify the need for a broader conceptual framework of the factors related to SPP adoption. This paper responds to this need by developing a framework of SPP adoption that consists of three theoretical constructs – capacity, disposition, and stakeholders. It discusses the multiple dimensions of each construct and how the overall framework is nested within the broader economic setting. The constructs are the basis for research propositions that inform a broader research agenda for understanding the important issue of sustainable purchasing in the public sector.

Keyphrases: capacity, organization culture, Organization mission, policy adoption, Procurement, Stakeholders, Sustainable public purchasing

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Nicole Darnall and Lily Hsueh and Stuart Bretschneider},
  title = {A Framework for Understanding Sustainable Public Purchasing},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1160},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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