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E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics Vol. 3 (5) pp. 222-231, May 2012; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2141-7482

Research on factors of green purchasing practices of Chinese

Weifeng Yang 1 * , Yuelei Zhang 1
1 School of management, Wuhan Textile University, Wuhan, China
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Accepted 20 April 2012


Green purchasing is a key strategy for enterprises to reduce waste and improve efficiency and enhance competitiveness. Based on the survey of 144 companies, five Principal components of green purchasing practices were extracted through factor analysis using SPSS statistic software. And then, regression analysis were conducted to verify the hypothesis, it drawed a conclusion on leaders’ support will boost the green purchasing practices and cost of environmental management will hinder the green purchasing practices of Chinese enterprises.

Keywords: green purchasing, environment cost management, empirical study

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