The relationship between sustainable procurement and e-procurement in the public sector
Walker, Helen and Brammer, Stephen. (2012) The relationship between sustainable procurement and e-procurement in the public sector. International Journal of Production Economics, Vol.140 (No.1). pp. 256-268. ISSN 0925-5273Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2012.01.008
This study examines the relationship between sustainable procurement and e-procurement, two recent initiatives in public procurement in many countries. A survey of sustainable procurement and e-procurement adoption was conducted with a sample of over 280 public procurement practitioners from 20 countries and with collective responsibility for expenditure totalling $45 BN. Using multiple regression, we develop a model to show that e-procurement and communication with suppliers supports some types of sustainable procurement, and hinders others. E-procurement and communication with suppliers may help environmental, labour, health and safety aspects of sustainable procurement. Conversely, e-procurement may hinder buying from small local firms that are not e-enabled.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Marketing & Strategic Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Production Economics|
|Official Date:||November 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 256-268|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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