Moderating Effect of Collaborative Capability on the Relationship between Green Procurement and Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Kenya
Purpose: to establish moderating effect of collaborative capability on the relationship between green procurement and performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya. The theoretical background arose from the literature on competitive strategy, firm performance and green supply chain management.
Methodology/Material: The study adopted descriptive survey design using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The study targeted 943 manufacturing firms in Kenya registered under the Kenya Association of Manufacturers as at the year 2017. A sample size of 330 firms was targeted and obtained by use of stratified random sampling. Primary data was collected using questionnaire that was addressed to firms operational and procurement managers. Descriptive statistics was used aided by Statistical Packages for Social Sciences version 21 to compute percentages of respondents ‘answers. Inferential statistics using multiple regression and correlation analysis was applied to assist examining relationship between the research variable.
Findings: The findings showed that green procurement had significant and positive effect on performance of manufacturing firms in Kenya. Further, collaborative capacity moderates the relationship green procurement and firm performance.
Conclusion/implication: As such, adoption of flexible green procurement practices through appropriate research will help the manufacturing firm to meet diverse yet drastic changing needs as well as address challenges arising from a dynamic global business environment. Therefore, it is utmost necessary for the firms to use inputs with relatively low environmental impacts.