Overcoming the barriers to green procurement in the county: Interest groups and administrative professionalism

Christy Smith, Jessica Terman
2016 Journal of Public Procurement  
Scholars and practitioners have come to understand the important role of local governments in the causes and effects of climate change. The literature has examined both the substantive and symbolic determinants of urban sustainability policies in addition to the implementation issues associated with those policies. At the heart of these policies is the idea that local governments have the desire and ability to engage in socially and environmentally responsible practices to mitigate climate
more » ... tigate climate change. While important, these studies are missing a key component in the investigation of local government involvement in sustainability policies: government purchasing power. This study examines the effect of administrative professionalism and interest group presence on the determinants of green procurement in the understudied context of counties in the United States.
doi:10.1108/jopp-16-03-2016-b001 fatcat:lgk4qcfhxnaffl56x7joj6wumm