e-Procurement drivers and barriers

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Hawking, Paul and Stein, Andrew (2002) e-Procurement drivers and barriers. In: Enabling organisations and society through information systems : proceedings of the thirteenth Australasian Conference on Information Systems : 4-6 December 2002 Melbourne, Australia. Wenn, Andrew, McGrath, Michael and Burstein, Frada, eds. Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne.


The trend towards globalisation and increased competitiveness across markets has meant that many businesses are looking at solutions to increase efficiency. Businesses have previously focussed on workforce levels and streamlined internal operations to achieve efficiencies. Increasingly businesses are now looking at the supply chain and more specifically procurement to provide additional efficiencies. Many companies are looking at e- Procurement to increase efficiencies and decrease the bottom line. E-Procurement is evolving as one of the shining lights in the evolving e-Business story and this paper will look at a research survey of Australian organisations to determine what is driving and hindering e-Procurement. A model of e-Procurement drivers and barriers is presented with an analysis of the views of 38 organisations. The main outcomes of the survey show that cost based factors are driving e-Procurement whilst technology issues are the main barriers to e- Procurement. --ACIS 2002

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paper 31

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25125
Official URL http://aisel.aisnet.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?articl...
ISBN 1862726167 (CD-ROM) 1862726159 (volumes 1-3)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Keywords procurement, survey research, B2B, supply chain management, e-commerce, business-to-business, suppliers, supply chain management, business information systems, online auctions, Australia
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