Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Martin Paradine; Vasiliki Siopi , pp. 55. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Martin Paradine, Vasiliki Siopi
Titel / Title: Determinants of environmental awareness in small sized public organizations: A survey of environmental requirements in engineering projects' tender documents at a local authority
Abstrakt Abstract:

Environmental awareness among public authorities and governmental institutions has been a priority initiative for countries in the EU over the last years. The public sector is a major consumer of products and services, while their environmental policies are also at a top. Many EU Member Countries have already implemented EU legislation for greener purchasing in the public sector, while others are now preparing their National Action Plan. However, conscious acceptance of National Policy objectives and adoption of green environmental behavior in all scales of the public sector is a challenge. Researchers are concerned that public authorities and especially those of a small size are still focused on the lowest price as a leading factor in public tenders. Many studies have shown that lack of knowledge is a key determinant for the scarce environmental requirements in public procurements. Under this framework, this thesis explores the determinants that affect the implementation of environmental requirements in public procurements and consequently the environmental awareness of small sized public organizations. This thesis is based on a review of policy documents and a single case study investigation. The single case study was conducted on the Technical Department of a municipality in North Greece and the data sources were engineering projects’ public procurements and interviews from the local authority’s officers.

Ämnesord / Subject: Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Organization
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Information
Environmental Studies\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Environmental awareness, green public procurement, local authorities, engineering projects, tendering process.

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8vpnsr
Program:/ Programme Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/28/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Ossi Pesämaa
Examinator / Examiner: Henrik Sällberg
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: MAM/Sektionen för Management
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00

Files & Access

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