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The Status of Green Purchasing in the Five Most Populous U.S. States

Abstract I present a new framework for qualitative assessment of the current green purchasing practices of U.S. state governments. Increasing demand from citizens for green public purchasing has prompted state governments to adopt new, and improve existing, practices. Yet there has been little assessment of public green purchasing in academic research; what has been done has not provided the conceptual support necessary to assess green purchasing practices as a single component of the procurement process. My research aims to fill that gap by developing a conceptual framework with which to assess the status of green purchasing practices and by applying this framework to determine and describe the status of green purchasing in the five most populous U... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Sharma, Lucky (Author) / Melnick, Rob (Advisor) / Dooley, Kevin (Advisor) / Basile, George (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Environmental law / Business / California / Green Purchasing / Public Purchasing / State law / State level purchasing / United States
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 89 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Sustainability 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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