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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2017.086403

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 *

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