Sustainable procurement performance of large enterprises across supply chain tiers and geographic regions

Abhijeet Ghadge, Euan Kidd, Arnab Bhattacharjee, Manoj Kumar Tiwari

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Sustainable procurement is steering today’s supply chains towards responsible business practices. This research aims to examine the trend in the sustainability performance of large enterprises for supplier selection across supply chain tiers and geographic locations. Secondary data on 83 global, large enterprises discussing sustainable procurement practices are analysed using hierarchical multiple regression analysis. Dynamic capabilities view and stakeholder theory are utilised to develop the hypotheses. The results show that sustainable procurement performance for large enterprises varies across supply chain tiers and increases in the direction of the end-customer. Due to standardisation of regulations and dynamic capabilities of global, large enterprises, no significant difference is observed across geographic regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-778
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number3
Early online date5 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019


  • dynamic capabilities view
  • large enterprises
  • multi-tier supply chains
  • regression analysis
  • stakeholder theory
  • supplier selection
  • sustainable procurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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