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dc.contributor.authorAragao, Claudiaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJabbour, Charbel Jose Chiappettaen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-10T00:13:18Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-10T00:13:18Z-
dc.date.issued2017en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23949-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The practices of human resources, particularly regarding environmental training, play a key role in the dissemination of sustainable supply-chain practices, especially sustainable procurement. Both environmental training and sustainable procurement can prompt environmental maturity among organizations. However, little is known about the relationship between environmental training and the adoption of sustainable procurement in public sector organizations of emerging economies, such as Brazil. In this context, this research aims to investigate the relationship between environmental training and the adoption of sustainable procurement in three Brazilian public/state universities. Design, methodology, approach - This research is qualitative and includes an exploratory study based on in-depth interviews with experts from the procurement section of Brazilian public universities. A methodological framework is proposed to analyze the results. The main questions that guided this study were (a) is there a relationship between the environmental-training initiatives and the adoption of sustainable procurement?; (b) does this relationship, whether positive or negative, improve the maturity of environmental sustainability?, and (c) what is the future outlook for this issue in the context of public universities in Brazil? Findings - According to the results' analysis, the impact of sustainable procurement practices among the public organizations analysed were almost void. The environmental training produced limited accomplishments, although respondents viewed it as a source of potential improvement, which indicates a co-evolution of sustainable procurement, environmental training and environmental maturity. In the cases analyzed, an alignment was identified among the levels of sustainable procurement and environmental training adoption. Research limitations/implications - It was identified that the lacks of training and support from senior management, environmental culture, great bureaucracy and economic factors were considered barriers and difficulties to implementing environmental procurement practices. These barriers deserve further study. Originality and value - There is a lack of research on the relationship between environmental training and the adoption of sustainable procurement in emerging economies and in public sector organizations.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherEmeralden_UK
dc.relationAragao C & Jabbour CJC (2017) Green training for sustainable procurement? Insights from the Brazilian public sector. Industrial and Commercial Training, 49 (1), pp. 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1108/ICT-07-2016-0043en_UK
dc.rightsPublisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Industrial and Commercial Training by Emerald. The original publication is available at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/ICT-07-2016-0043. This article is deposited under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial International Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0). Any reuse is allowed in accordance with the terms outlined by the licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/). To reuse the AAM for commercial purposes, permission should be sought by contacting permissions@emeraldinsight.com.en_UK
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en_UK
dc.subjectsustainable human resource managementen_UK
dc.subjectgreen trainingen_UK
dc.subjectsustainable procurementen_UK
dc.subjectsustainable supply chain managementen_UK
dc.titleGreen training for sustainable procurement? Insights from the Brazilian public sectoren_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ICT-07-2016-0043en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleIndustrial and Commercial Trainingen_UK
dc.citation.issn0019-7858en_UK
dc.citation.volume49en_UK
dc.citation.issue1en_UK
dc.citation.spage48en_UK
dc.citation.epage54en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.author.emailc.j.chiappettajabbour@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date03/01/2017en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSao Paulo State University (Universidade Estadual Paulista)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationEconomicsen_UK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000411724100007en_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-85007556305en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid553889en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-6143-4924en_UK
dc.date.accepted2016-07-01en_UK
dc.date.filedepositdate2016-08-04en_UK
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