The Effect of Regulation on Sustainable Procurement: Organisational Leadership and Culture as Mediators

Daniel Etse, Adela McMurray, Nuttawuth Muenjohn

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Abstract

The study reported in this paper sought to examine the extent to which organisational leadership support and organisational culture explain the effect of regulation on sustainable procurement practice, as insights into this relationship is lacking in the extant literature. Useable survey data from 322 Ghanaian organisations were analysed using descriptive statistics, and structural equation modelling techniques. The analysis examined the nature of sustainable procurement practice in an African context, and the potential mediating effects of organisational leadership support and organisational culture on regulation’s relationship with sustainable procurement. The findings reveal a moderate sustainable procurement practice in Ghanaian organisations, a significantly positive effect of regulation on related practices, and a mediation effect of organisational leadership support on regulation’s relationship with sustainable procurement. There was, however, no mediation effect relative to organisational culture. Potential relevance and implications of the study for theory and practice are explored in the discussion and conclusion sections.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Early online date4 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Mediating effect
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational leadership
  • Regulation
  • Sustainable procurement

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