Middle East Journal of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Sustainable Development (MEJELSD)

(pp.61-88) K. N. Adham and C. Siwar ‘Factors influencing government green procurement practices: structural equation modelling analysis’, MEJELSD, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017

Khairul Naim Adham*
National Biodiversity Centre Core Team, Biodiversity and Forestry Management Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
E-mail: khairulnaim@nre.gov.my
Chamhuri Siwar
Emeritus Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI), National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
E-mail: csiwar@ukm.my

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of seven exogenous latent constructs namely (1) Environmental Knowledge (ENK); (2) Environmental Concern (ENC); (3) Perceived Costs Efficiency and Business Benefits (PCE); (4) Perceived Product and Supplier Availability (PPS); (5) Organisational Incentives and Pressures (OIP); (6) Policies and Regulations (PR); and (7) perceived benefits of implementation tools and competency (PBI) on Government Green Procurement (GGP) practices.
Design/methodology/approach: The theoretical framework of this study is built based on the institutional theory, underpinned by previous researchers’ conceptual models. This study uses Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) analysis to determine a measurement model that best fits data at hand and a structural model to test the causal relationship among the constructs.
Findings: This study finds that all latent exogenous constructs in this study have a positive and significant effect on latent endogenous constructs that is GGP practices (p , 0.05).
Original/value: This study is one of the first attempts to empirically investigate the practice of GGP in Malaysia. Practical implications: At the government level, the findings of this study will assist the government in formulating strategies towards the implementation of GGP in a more systematic and effective manner. At the suppliers’ level, the findings will help suppliers to make adaptations in fulfilling the government’s requirements.
Keywords: Government procurement; Government Green Procurement; GGP; Structural Equation Modelling; SEM; Institutional theory.
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Khairul Naim Adham and Chamhuri Siwar (2017) ‘Factors Influencing Government Green Procurement Practices: Structural Equation Modelling Analysis’, Middle East Journal of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.61-88.

MEJELSD_V1_N1_2017_Khairul Naim Adham_Chamhuri Siwar.pdf
MEJELSD_V1_N1_2017_Khairul Naim Adham_Chamhuri Siwar.pdf

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