Title: Comparison of green procurement framework using fuzzy TISM and fuzzy DEMATEL methods
Authors: Surajit Bag
Addresses: Tega Industries South Africa Pty Ltd., 2 Uranium Road, Vulcania Ext 2, Brakpan, 1541, South Africa
Abstract: This paper argues for the use of fuzzy TISM and fuzzy DEMATEL in building theory of green procurement. To address the gap in existing green procurement literature, this study first systematically reviews the green procurement literature, secondly, these drivers were refined through expert interview from South African manufacturing sector and thirdly, it illustrates the use of fuzzy TISM and fuzzy DEMATEL method to find the intensity of influence of green procurement drivers and make a comparative study of elements. The paper concludes with managerial implications and directions of future research.
Keywords: green procurement; drivers; theory building; fuzzy total interpretive structural modelling; total interpretive structural modelling; TISM; fuzzy decision-making trial and evaluation laboratory; DEMATEL.
International Journal of Procurement Management, 2017 Vol.10 No.5, pp.600 - 638
Received: 20 May 2016
Accepted: 09 Aug 2016
Published online: 10 Sep 2017 *