Green Procurements And Managerial Decision Making

1080 Words Dec 4th, 2014 5 Pages
GREEN PROCUREMENTS AND MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING IN SUPPLY CHAIN ENVIRONMENTS: A REVIEW OF NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY APPROACH
Research Background
Establishing the context
Increasingly, individuals, organizations and governments have become very concerned about the impacts of public procurement and utilizations of goods and services on the environment in particular and society as a whole. Regarding the scale, recent estimates suggest between 8-25 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries and 16 percent of European Union (EU) GDP being attributable to government purchases of goods and services (Alfonso et al 2005; OECD 2009 and cited in Brammer and walker, 2011). In spite of its long history and significant scale, public procurement has only relatively recently become a subject of academic research (Trionfetti, 2000; Brulhart and Trionfetti 2004 cited in Brammer and walker, 2011).
Identifying the gap and justification
The population of the world is estimated to reach a record figure of 9.4 billion by 2050 (US Census Bureau, June 2011). The challenge for meeting the needs of this projected population surge raises questions of the resilience of the environment upon which social and economic activities rest. But before the impact of economic activities of the firms on the natural environment became a significant social and political issue, purchasing and supply management (PSM) had managed surplus materials and…
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