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,
Emeritus Professor and Principal Research Fellow, Institute for
Environment and Development (LESTARI), National University of Malaysia
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.
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).
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.
Government Procurement; Government Green Procurement; GGP; Structural Equation Modelling; SEM; Institutional Theory
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: K.
N. Adham and C. 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.
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