e-Procurement practices: an Australian survey

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Hawking, Paul (2003) e-Procurement practices: an Australian survey. In: Information Technology and Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges and Solutions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 18 - 21, 2003. Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi, ed. Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp. 349-351.


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 “e” practices. Technical issues dominate e-procurement barriers with cost factors dominating e-procurement drivers.

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Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25074
DOI 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch087
Official URL http://www.irma-international.org/viewtitle/32019/
ISBN 159140066X 159140097X (CD-ROM)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords e-procurement, e-commerce, supply chains, suppliers, business information systems, Australia
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