Title: Green purchasing is key to superior performance: an empirical study
Authors: Rameshwar Dubey; Surajit Bag; Sadia Samar Ali; V.G. Venkatesh
Addresses: Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Plot No. A-23, Shravan Sector, CIDCO, New Nashik, Nashik, India ' Tega Industries Limited, 147, Block-G, New Alipore, Kolkata-700053, India ' Fortune Institute of International Business, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110057, India ' Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Plot No. A-23, Shravan Sector, CIDCO, New Nashik, Nashik, India
Abstract: Globally environmental rising concern has directed organisations towards the sustainable development and environmentally sensitive practices. This paper reviews the current trend in 'green procurement' practices and conceptualises a strategic framework to further strengthen the linkage between the organisation's performance and green procurement adoption. Researcher(s) tested the theoretical framework and concluded that market pressure, leadership, regulatory framework and quality management are critical drivers which enhance customer satisfaction.
Keywords: green procurement; firm performance; partial least squares regression; PLSR; sustainable development; environmentally sensitive practices; sustainability; market pressure; leadership; regulatory framework; quality management; customer satisfaction.
International Journal of Procurement Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.2, pp.187 - 210
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