Introducing socially responsible purchasing in private sector: Trends, barriers and drivers

Vygantas Paulikas, Giedrė Brazdauskaitė
2010 The 6th International Scientific Conference "Business and Management 2010". Selected papers   unpublished
Purchasing has a direct impact upon business capacity to reduce their contribution to environmental and social problems and enhance its performance. Studies on socially responsible purchasing have been mostly executed for the public sector; however few studies have investigated social and environmental issues with the private organizational buying process. Therefore, socially responsible purchasing in private sector continues to be an area of interest both from managerial and scholarly
more » ... scholarly perspectives. This article explores the barriers and drivers for private organizations to implement socially responsible purchasing. Integrally, the article presents a current discussion on varied managerial perspectives and research trends investigating socially responsible business practices in purchasing.
doi:10.3846/bm.2010.092 fatcat:tu2j3avbmrfsretgulfqdspcx4