Examining the effect of sustainable practices on organisational performance – the moderated-mediation roles of top management commitment and procurement capability

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Sustainable practices have become a necessary need in recent times because of numerous environmental issues including land degradation, global poverty, absence of human rights, general health deficiencies and corporate governance. As such, this study sought to explore the relationships among sustainable practices, procurement capability, top management commitment and firm performance: empirical study from the public sector in the greater-accra region of Ghana. This was done by selecting sample of respondents who were top officials in the public sector institutions in the greater-accra region of Ghana of which a response rate of 50.5% from a sample size of 200 was achieved using appropriate methodological approaches. The study revealed that social practices and environmental practices are sustainable practices which influence organisational performance. However, these sustainable practices do not contribute to procurement capability. The findings also revealed that procurement capability does not mediate the relationship between sustainable practices and organisational performance. Finally, it was found that at high levels of top management commitment, the indirect effect of sustainable practices on organisational performance through procurement capability is weakened. This implies that top management commitment does not moderate the relationship between sustainable practices and organisational performance through procurement capability. It is therefore incumbent on all stakeholders in the public sector to ensure socially and environmentally sustainable practices that would improve performance of public sector institutions in Ghana. It is therefore recommended that top management in the public sector should involve themselves in activities and programmes which would bring improvement in the social welfare of staff and the communities they serve as well as been environmentally-conscious so as to improve their performance.
A thesis submitted to the department of department of supply chain and information systems, institute of distance learning, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for award of degree of master of science (logistics and supply chain management)