Strategic sourcing, ethical culture, compliance and force sustainability: A case study of Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF)
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The study was focused at examining the relationship between ethical culture, strategic sourcing, compliance with the PPDA laws and force sustainability in the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF). The objectives of the study were to examine: the relationship between ethical culture, strategic sourcing and ethical compliance, the relationship between strategic sourcing and sustainability of forces, relationship between ethical culture and sustainability of forces and finally the relationship between ethical compliance and sustainability of forces. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect responses from respondents, data process and analysis was done using statistical package for social scientists. A cross-sectional research design was employed and primary data collected from services/branches in the UPDF mainly; the MOD Head quarters and the Land Forces. The findings revealed that both ethical culture and strategic sourcing are significant predictors of force sustainability while compliance with the PPDA laws is not.