The Effect Of Ethical Sensitivity And Cynicism On Circular Procurement In The Context Of Pharmaceutical Industry

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This study set out to investigate the effects of cynicism and ethical sensitivity on public sector procurement performance in Ghana. This study used a cross-sectional research design to explain its findings, using inductive logic to interpret its numerical findings. The sample population for this study consists of individuals from the tender committee, procurement officials, and a subset of Ghanaian public institutions. A total of 180 individuals from the tender committee, procurement officers in public institutions in Ghana were chosen for the study. The study validated the hypotheses by using Structural Equation Modeling (SmartPLS 4). The data was summarized using descriptive statistics. Results showed that cynicism had a significant impact on public sector procurement performance. Ethical sensitivity was also proven to have a significant impact on procurement performance. The findings suggest that a more concerted effort to combat cynicism in Ghana's public sector might help the sectors procurement system function more smoothly and fairly. However, the sectors should promote ethical sensitivity activities in order to improve their procurement performance.
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 procurement and supply chain management