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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608240
Title:
Sustainable procurement strategies for competitive advantage: an empirical study
Authors:
Suresh, Subashini ( 0000-0001-5266-128X ) ; Renukappa, Suresh; Akintoye, Akintola; Egbu, Charles
Abstract:
Procurement plays a key role in sustainability as policies and practices need to extend beyond organisations’ boundaries to incorporate their whole supply chains. There is, however, a paucity of empirical research on sustainable forms of procurement initiatives currently being implemented in the UK construction sector to improve competitiveness – which is the core driver of this paper. In order to achieve this aim, a mixed research methodological approach was adopted to collect and analyse data. The findings are based primarily on quantitative data obtained from 53 completed postal questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with 17 professionals from 12 UK construction organisations. As revealed by this study, sustainable procurement is becoming increasingly important in the UK construction sector. The paper concludes that the process of integrating sustainable procurement initiatives into existing business models is often a complex issue. Therefore, there is an urgent need to explore the drivers and impediments associated with the successful integration of sustainable procurement initiatives into existing construction business models. It is also suggested that there is a need for cross-sector collaboration to capture and share best and worst practices relating to sustainable procurement strategies.
Citation:
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, volume 169 Issue 1, February 2016, pp. 17-25
Publisher:
ICE Publishing
Journal:
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law
Issue Date:
20-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608240
DOI:
10.1680/jmapl.15.00006
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
ISSN:
1751-4304
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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dc.contributor.authorSuresh, Subashinien
dc.contributor.authorRenukappa, Sureshen
dc.contributor.authorAkintoye, Akintolaen
dc.contributor.authorEgbu, Charlesen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T14:18:25Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T14:18:25Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-20en
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, volume 169 Issue 1, February 2016, pp. 17-25en
dc.identifier.issn1751-4304en
dc.identifier.doi10.1680/jmapl.15.00006en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/608240en
dc.description.abstractProcurement plays a key role in sustainability as policies and practices need to extend beyond organisations’ boundaries to incorporate their whole supply chains. There is, however, a paucity of empirical research on sustainable forms of procurement initiatives currently being implemented in the UK construction sector to improve competitiveness – which is the core driver of this paper. In order to achieve this aim, a mixed research methodological approach was adopted to collect and analyse data. The findings are based primarily on quantitative data obtained from 53 completed postal questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with 17 professionals from 12 UK construction organisations. As revealed by this study, sustainable procurement is becoming increasingly important in the UK construction sector. The paper concludes that the process of integrating sustainable procurement initiatives into existing business models is often a complex issue. Therefore, there is an urgent need to explore the drivers and impediments associated with the successful integration of sustainable procurement initiatives into existing construction business models. It is also suggested that there is a need for cross-sector collaboration to capture and share best and worst practices relating to sustainable procurement strategies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherICE Publishingen
dc.subjectCorporate responsibilityen
dc.subjectProcurementen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.titleSustainable procurement strategies for competitive advantage: an empirical studyen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Lawen
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