The Mediating Role Of Eco-Innovation On The Effect Of Environmental Concern On Sustainable Procurement In The Context Of Construction Firms

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The primary objective of this research was to investigate how eco-innovation might serve as a mediator between environmental concerns and sustainable procurement practices in the context of construction firms. The problem statement elaborates on the shortcomings that inspired the suggestion of three separate objectives. The research was conducted using a cross-sectional survey and quantitative method that included both descriptive and explanatory design. Leaders in the Ghanaian construction industry were the study's target population. 350 completed questionnaires were returned from a study of 400 procurements, logistics, and senior executives or managers at all Ghanaian construction firms. Primary data was gathered using a combination of convenience and purposive sampling techniques. Structural Equation Modeling in the form of SmartPLS 4 was used to verify the study's hypotheses. The data were summarized using descriptive statistics, also called summary statistics. According to the results of the research, sustainable procurement is significantly influenced by environmental concerns in the construction industry. It was also found that the link between environmental concern and sustainable procurement is mediated by eco-innovation, which has a substantial effect on sustainable procurement. Based on the findings, it seems that construction firm managers may improve sustainable procurement by committing to and placing more emphasis on environmental concern and eco-innovation. The study recommended that construction managers adopt more environmentally friendly practices, such as the use of high-quality, recyclable materials and components that are easily removed and returned to manufacturers at the end of the building's life cycle.
A thesis submitted to the department of supply chain and information systems, knust school of business in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of science in procurement and supply chain management