Unveiling barriers to sustainable public procurement in emerging economies: evidence from a leading sustainable supply chain initiative in Latin America

Delmonico, D., Jabbour, C.J.C., Pereira, S.C.F., de Sousa Jabbour, A.B.L., Renwick, D.W.S. ORCID: 0000-0001-6819-5746 and Thomé, A.M.T., 2018. Unveiling barriers to sustainable public procurement in emerging economies: evidence from a leading sustainable supply chain initiative in Latin America. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 134, pp. 70-79. ISSN 0921-3449

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Abstract

In light of the theory of ecological modernisation, this is the first work to explore the organisational barriers that have been affecting one of the most significant sustainable public procurement initiatives in Latin America: the Brazilian Environmental Agenda for Public Operations Management (called ‘A3P Programme’). After conducting a survey with program managers, the first recommendation based on the results is to group the barriers analysed into five aspects: organisational culture, motivation, economic uncertainty, market, and operations. Further recommendations are that the ‘organisational culture’ factor stands out as a particular barrier to sustainable public procurement, and that ecological modernisation theory can be useful in understanding why variables related to costs and budget are not barriers to preventing sustainable public procurement initiatives.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Creators: Delmonico, D., Jabbour, C.J.C., Pereira, S.C.F., de Sousa Jabbour, A.B.L., Renwick, D.W.S. and Thomé, A.M.T.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: July 2018
Volume: 134
ISSN: 0921-3449
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1016/j.resconrec.2018.02.033DOI
S0921344918300922Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 23 Mar 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 09:13
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33079

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