Reframing sustainable procurement for the 21st Century: Proposing Integrated Theory

Adela J. McMurray, Md Mazharul Islam, John Fien

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This study consolidates a comprehensive international literature review addressing sustainable procurement (SP) and thereby reframes this critical concept for the 21st century. In exploring the components of SP, the study engages in conceptual theory building and develops an innovative framework with the aim to uncover the factors that influence SP practices in applied research contexts such as workplaces. At this point in time, there is no integrated framework where the concept of SP informs Sustainable Development. This study provides the identification of the seven factors may be utilized by academics, business managers and consultants in the pursuit of embedding SP in an organization's culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-39
Number of pages12
JournalAcademy of Taiwan Business Management Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


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