The Effects Of Innovation Orientation On Sustainable Procurement Practices: The Mediating Role Of Circular Procurement.

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The main objective of this study is to investigate the indirect role of circular procurement in the direct link between innovation orientation and sustainable procurement practices with evidence from mining firms in Ghana. The study employed a cross-sectional research design. This survey was conducted using a quantitative approach. Stratified sampling was used to choose 381 participants. A prepared questionnaire was the main tool used for data collection. Both SPSS v26 and SmartPls v4 were used for the statistical analysis. Both descriptive and inferential approaches were used to analyse the data. The finding revealed that innovation orientation had a significant direct influence on sustainable procurement and circular procurement. The finding concluded that circulars have a direct effect on sustainable procurement. The finding also indicated that circular procurement positively and partially mediates interactions between innovation orientation and sustainable procurement. The study concluded that managers should reuses procurement resources, recycles procurement resources, and regenerates resources through purchase to seek operations management innovations and embrace innovation in their activities to enforce procurement rules, practices sustainable development, include sustainability in their purchase procedures, acquire sustainable products, services, and works according to their procurement policy, and contracts for sustainability.
A thesis submitted to the department of supply chain and information systems, school of business in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in logistics and supply chain management