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, & Gakure R. (November, 2015), The Role of Capacity Enhancement in Determining Green Procurement Opportunity Exploitation by Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria. International Journal of Human Resource & Procurement (IJHRP), volume 1 (4), 1 - 16. ISSN 2105 6008.

Abstract

Capacity enhancement is a central priority for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs and government organizations alike have developed a range of activities and programmes to enhance their capacity as they work towards the common goal of improving the economy. Green procurement is one of such programmes as it creates a world in which biodiversity and green information is freely and universally available for science, society and a sustainable future. Capacity enhancement empowers all SMEs in every community to carry out their work in the most effective, self-sustainable and stable way possible. It includes improving the way SMEs can adopt, contribute to and benefit from entrepreneurial opportunities such as green procurement which are most vital to the economic growth and sustainability of every nation in the world. This study seeks to explore the role of capacity enhancement in green procurement opportunity exploitation by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. The study adopted an exploratory approach using a descriptive survey which was conducted in Kaduna state of Nigeria. The survey was stratified into sub-sectors that were sampled which are agro-based, chemical, construction and engineering. All analysis was conducted to obtain final result of the study sample of 120 registered SMEs drawn from the target population in Kaduna state. 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 the descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The major factors of capacity enhancement needed for SMEs to adopt green procurement in this study include: Training, Technology Development and Mastery and Research for New Ventures.

Keywords: Capacity Enhancement, Green procurement, Small and Medium Enterprises, Entrepreneurship.

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