Local buying: The easy answer for sustainable sourcing?

Linda C. Hendry, Maysara Sayed, Marta Zorzini

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Abstract

Local buying (LB) has been shown in the prior literature to be a commonly adopted sustainability practice in public procurement. This paper investigates whether this is the case for the Higher Education (HE) sector; and if so, to what extent it addresses key sustainability issues. The research takes a nested case study approach – with HE institutions as the focal organisations, and data also collected from customers and suppliers. Key findings to date suggest that there is a need to better understand the concept of LB and hence this paper proposes a taxonomy, based on a local to global buying continuum.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd International EurOMA Sustainability Operations and Supply Chains Forum - Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Mar 201524 Mar 2015
http://www.esade.edu/euromaforum

Conference

Conference2nd International EurOMA Sustainability Operations and Supply Chains Forum
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/03/1524/03/15
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