The role of purchasers in successful circular purchasing: A comparative case-study

P.C.M. Neessen, M.C.J. Caniels, Bart Vos, Jeroen de Jong

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The transition towards circular economy, puts pressure on the purchasers to purchase in a circular manner. However there are many hurdles to overcome. The aim of this research is to investigate the role of the purchasers in the circular purchasing process and investigate the organisational factors that influence the purchaser. The results of this comparative case study show that purchasers that are motivated and have the ability to proactively convince project teams to purchase in a circular manner, increase circular purchasing within the organisation. Also organisational factors influencing the purchasers are identified.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2019
Event28th International IPSERA Conference : Art and Science of Procurement - Campus Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201917 Apr 2019
Conference number: 28


Conference28th International IPSERA Conference
Abbreviated titleIPSERA
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