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E-Procurement Practices: An Australian Survey

E-Procurement Practices: An Australian Survey
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Author(s): Paul Hawking (Victoria University, Australia)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch087
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


The role of procurement and the emerging use of large information systems to conduct e-procurement is analysed and presented with the results of a survey of 38 major Australian organisations. The current direct and indirect procurement practices of the sample organisations will be analysed together with an analysis of the e-procurement drivers and barriers. The main results show that direct procurement is heavily dependant upon traditional practices whilst indirect procurement is more likely to use ā€œeā€ practices. Technical issues dominate e-procurement barriers with cost factors dominating e-procurement drivers.

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