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Sustainable procurement: a literature review

Walker, Helen Lisbeth 2009. Sustainable procurement: a literature review. Presented at: 18th IPSERA Conference: Supply Management – Towards an Academic Discipline?, Wiesbaden, Germany, 5–8 April 2009. Proceedings of the 18th IPSERA Conference: Supply Management – Towards an Academic Discipline?, Wiesbaden, Germany, 5–8 April 2009. International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), pp. 742-756.

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Abstract

This literature review aims to provide an improved understanding of successful businesses and their approaches to procurement and the relevance of these to the debate on sustainable public procurement. Sustainable procurement is viewed here as the pursuit of sustainable procurement objectives through the purchasing and supply process, incorporating environmental, social and economic elements. The review found that businesses that engage in a range of sustainable purchasing and supply practices tend to perform better. Sustainable procurement research and practice are changing apace, and future research could usefully include how sustainable procurement might be affected by a recession, how to balance different elements of sustainable procurement, how sustainable procurement policy fits with the SME agenda, and sustainability issues in global supply chains.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: logistics and operations management
Publisher: International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA)
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:45
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25939

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