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Exploring the uptake and application of electronic procurement to central and local government

Doherty, Neil F.; McConnell, Danny and Ellis-Chadwick, Fiona (2010). Exploring the uptake and application of electronic procurement to central and local government. In: Fourth International Conference On Research Challenges, In Information Science Proceedings', (RCIS) , 19-21 May 2010, Nice, France, .

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In recent years, the private sector has witnessed a surge of interest in the potential of the Internet as a medium for managing procurement and purchasing. As a result, many commercial organisations have already reported very significant benefits. Some governmental agencies have also recognised the potential benefits of e-procurement, but relatively little progress has been made towards its wider adoption, within the public sector. The research presented in this paper attempts to help remedy this situation by presenting and empirically testing an embryonic e-procurement adoption model, for use in the public sector. The model has been derived from the extant literature, and draws heavily on institutional theory, and the testing of the model has been accomplished using the detailed case study of a UK-based governmental department.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
ISSN: 2151-1357
Extra Information: 2010 Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science : Proceedings
RCIS 2010 Nice, May 19-21, France
Editors: Peri Loucopoulos, Jean Louis Cavarero
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4840-1
Keywords: e-procurement; United Kingdom; public sector; applicability model; institutional theory
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
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Item ID: 27770
Depositing User: Fiona Ellis-Chadwick
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 10:55
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 16:20
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