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,.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/RCIS.2010.5507335

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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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 27770
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • 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 or School
  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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  • © 2010 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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  • Fiona Ellis-Chadwick