Green Public Procurement within Copenhagen Municipality´s Construction Sector

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Green Public Procurement within Copenhagen Municipality´s Construction Sector

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dc.contributor.author Berntsen, Synnøve
dc.contributor.author Manner, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-10T09:38:41Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-10T09:38:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10417/4045
dc.description.abstract This thesis conducts an in-depth investigation into the implementation of Green Public Procurement (GPP) within the construction sector of Københavns Kommune (KK). We take on Grounded Theory as our research strategy, with the aim of developing a model suited for the specific empirical case of GPP in KK’s construction sector. The combination of GPP as a tool for achieving sustainable development, the magnitude of Danish public procurement and KK’s ambitious climate targets, immediately captured our attention. However, it was the surprising results of a major GPP study from 2009 that solidified our further investigation and eventually this thesis. The study, Collection of statistical information on Green Public Procurement in the EU, by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC et al., 2009), revealed that Denmark is lagging considerably behind the other Green-7 nations (Austria, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) on GPP progress in the construction sector. The consequences of Denmark’s lack of GPP progress within the construction sector are magnified by the sector’s unique financial and environmental GPP potential. With these realizations in mind, we set out on a research journey with the purpose of explaining the discrepancy between GPP’s progress and potential within the construction sector of KK. Through analysis of the European Union’s tender database and a series of semi-structured interviews with stakeholders, we gain significant insights into the current progress and practices of GPP in KK’s construction sector. Our findings support those of PWC et al. (2009) and we determine that a GPP discrepancy is still present in KK. Furthermore, these insights allow us to identify barriers that can explain this discrepancy. Through our analysis, barriers to GPP progress are observed on three distinct levels: political, organizational and practical. Additionally, we identify external influences that have indirect negative impacts on GPP’s progress in KK. These realizations led to our development of the Berntsen-Manner Model, which addresses barriers at the different levels, as well as external influences. To further strengthen our analysis, we apply Hydén’s Norm- Model as a complementary analytical tool to highlight the importance of values and motivation to GPP’s progress. Following these findings, we outline some recommendations meant for KK’s public procurement authorities. en_US
dc.format.extent 132 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Kandidatafhandlinger en_US
dc.title Green Public Procurement within Copenhagen Municipality´s Construction Sector en_US
dc.type mop en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.corporationshort Department of Intercultural Communication and Management. ICM en_US
dc.contributor.corporationshort Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse. IKL en_US
dc.contributor.department MSc in Economics & Business Administration en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort 22 en_US
dc.description.notes Cand.merc.fsm. Finance and Strategic Management Cand.merc.ibs. International Business Studies en_US
dc.publisher.year 2013 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US

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