Government Green Procurement: A Fuzzy-DEMATEL Analysis of Barriers

Yijie Dou, Joseph Sarkis*, Chunguang Bai

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Government green procurement has been a major driver of demand for environmental products and services in developing countries. This reality is not lost in China. However, government green procurement in China has still seen limited utilization. To address the obstacles facing government green procurement adoption in China, various barrier factors that may contribute to limited adoption of this practice are investigated. A fuzzy-based DEMATEL and fuzzy clustering approach is applied to identify the relative relationship and significance of various factors that negatively influence Chinese government green procurement at a municipal level. Further, managerial and research implications, and future research directions are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupply Chain Management Under Fuzziness : Recent Developments and Techniques
EditorsCengiz Kahraman, Başar Öztayşi
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)9783642539381
ISBN (Electronic)9783642539398
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameStudies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
ISSN (Print)1434-9922


  • Fuzzy c-means clustering
  • Fuzzy set
  • Government green procurement
  • 512 Business and Management


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