1Rebecca Olufunke Olutoye, 2Prof. Romanus Odhiambo & 3Dr. George Orwa
1Department of Purchasing and Supply (CBMS) Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Nigeria
2 Department of Entrepreneurship and Procurement, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
3 Department of Entrepreneurship and Procurement, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
CITATION:Olutoye R. O, Odhiambo R, & Orwa G,. (November, 2015), Green procurement and the socioeconomic development of small and medium enterprises in Nigeria. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 17 - 34. ISSN 2105 6008.
The use of Green procurement to trigger a national socio-economic development is widespread in European first world countries but its effect in Nigeria is quite unfelt yet and detailed information about how it operates to bring about an economic development is scanty. This paper hence explored green procurement and socio-economic development of Nigeria. This paper also portrays the influence of small and medium enterprise as a major channel to causing this national socio-economic development. The variables of the study are; management skills, entrepreneurial skills, environmental factors, capacity enhancement which are the independent variables which will serve as triggers for a socio-economic development of SMEs in Nigeria and green procurement which is the dependent variable. This paper adopted an exploratory approach using a descriptive survey which was conducted in Kaduna state of Nigeria. All analysis was conducted to obtain final result of the study sample of 120 registered SMEs drawn from the target population in Kaduna state. Also, the target population was grouped into the manufacturing industry, trade and services. Statistical analyses were conducted with the help and data from Kaduna Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADCCIMA) to calculate descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, factor analysis, regression, correlation ANOVA. Data collected was analyzed using the SPSS software.
Keywords: Green Procurement, Socio-Economic Development, Small and Medium Enterprises, Entrepreneurship.