A Grounded Theory on Sustainable Circular Public Procurement in Germany: Specific Product Case and Strategies

dc.contributor.authorWurster, Simone
dc.contributor.authorSchulze, Rita
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Ramona G.
dc.contributor.authorHoyer, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T10:51:55Z
dc.date.available2022-01-06T10:51:55Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-07
dc.date.updated2022-01-03T20:53:46Z
dc.description.abstractBy using its purchasing power to procure environmentally friendly goods and services, the public sector can significantly contribute to sustainability in production and consumption. The sector’s support is also needed for the development of a circular economy (CE), but the absence of a suitable procurement practice often constitutes a barrier. A pressing example for a global need to develop the CE further exists in the tyre context. By the end of 2030, the number of end-of-life tyres (ELT) is expected to rise significantly. This article analyses the role and situation of public procurement and the necessity of quality infrastructure elements to support a sustainable tyre CE in the European Union’s member state Germany. It relies on a multiple case case study-based Grounded Theory approach and 22 interviews with public procurement professionals. Five types of barriers for sustainable circular tyre procurement were identified, concerning regulatory, technical, social, market, and ecological aspects. Possible strategies to overcome them were developed, leading to 14 recommendations for German policymakers and public procurement organisations. In particular, the recommendations focus on the two quality infrastructure elements ‘standards’ and ‘labelling’, with four standardization aspects and eight labelling topics in total.en
dc.description.sponsorshipBMBF, 033R236E, ReziProK - Verbundvorhaben: ConCirMy - Entwicklung eines stufen- und kreislaufübergreifend vernetzten Konfigurators zur Gewährleistung geschlossener Material- und Komponentenflüsse im Rahmen der zirkulären Ökonomie, Teilvorhaben 4: Sozioökonomische Analysen und Geschäftsmodelleen
dc.description.sponsorshipDFG, 414044773, Open Access Publizieren 2021 - 2022 / Technische Universität Berlinen
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/16067
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-14841
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftde
dc.subject.othercircular economyen
dc.subject.otherpublic procurementen
dc.subject.othersustainabilityen
dc.subject.othertyresen
dc.subject.otherpolicy instrumentsen
dc.subject.otherquality infrastructureen
dc.subject.otherGrounded Theoryen
dc.titleA Grounded Theory on Sustainable Circular Public Procurement in Germany: Specific Product Case and Strategiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber13525en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/su132413525en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue24en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSustainabilityen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume13en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Management::Inst. Technologie und Management (ITM)::FG Innovationsökonomiede
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Managementde
tub.affiliation.groupFG Innovationsökonomiede
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Technologie und Management (ITM)de
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen

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