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Spring 5-2015

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Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics

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Studies in Government contracting are relatively new manifestation to academic research. Expanding theories to practitioner challenges may offer new concepts and insights to potential solutions to these challenges. Through a review of relevant literature, the researcher sought to 1) identify an operational definition of sustainability in government contracting and 2) bridge gaps in information by exploring sustainability factors available for successful performance in government contracting. Findings provide noteworthy contributions of practices available to both businesses and contracting professionals designed to improve contracting performance and enhance business longevity for government contractors.


Tamara P. Williams is a Contracting Officer for the U.S. Federal Government and Doctor of Business Administration student at Walden University. She can be contacted at [email protected]