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CfP - Prospects and Challenges of Sustainable Public Purchasing - deadline extension

  • 1.  CfP - Prospects and Challenges of Sustainable Public Purchasing - deadline extension

    Posted 19 days ago

    Dear Colleagues,


    Please note the October 15 deadline extension. Papers are published as they are accepted.



    Call for Special Issue Papers




    "Prospects and Challenges of Sustainable Public Purchasing"


    Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 Oct 2020


    Special Issue Editors

    Profs. Nicole Darnall, Justin M. Stritch, and Stuart Bretschneider

    Arizona State University


    Special Issue Information

    The public sector represents the largest single buyer of goods and services worldwide (World Bank Group, 2016), accounting for more than 17 percent of global GDP. Even at the local level, public sector purchasing has enormous economic impact. For instance, in the U.S. alone, local governments purchase $1.72 trillion of goods annually (U.S. Census, 2016), which accounts for between 25 percent and 40 percent of all tax dollars collected (Coggburn, 2003). Collectively, these purchases generate environmental impacts that are nine times greater than the impacts associated with managing the public sector's buildings and fleets (Tangherlini, 2014). However, only recently has the public sector begun to implement more broad-sweeping sustainable purchasing (or procurement) policies. 


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    Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions or wish to discuss your paper ideas.


    Best wishes, Nicole


    Nicole Darnall

    Associate Dean | Professor of Management and Public Policy

    School of Sustainability | Arizona State University

    Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

    P.O. Box 875502 | Tempe, Arizona | 85287-5502 | +1 602 496 0445

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