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Green purchasing practices of US firms

Hokey Min (Logistics and Distribution Institute (LoDI), University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and)
William P. Galle (Department of Management, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 September 2001



Over the last two decades, growing concerns about eroding ecosystem quality have led to a renewed interest in environmentalism. Such concerns have prompted purchasing professionals to reassess their current purchasing strategy. To help purchasing professionals configure an environmentally conscious (green) purchasing strategy, the empirical findings from a survey of US firms with greater environmental risks are reported. Based on the empirical findings, aims to identify variables that either promote or inhibit the successful implementation of green purchasing and to evaluate the effects of green purchasing on the firm’s supplier selection, waste management, packaging, and regulatory compliance.



Min, H. and Galle, W.P. (2001), "Green purchasing practices of US firms", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 21 No. 9, pp. 1222-1238.




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