Facilitators of Public E-Procurement: Lessons Learned from the U.K., U.S., and Australian Initiatives

Kishor Vaidya, Guy C. Callender, A. S.M. Sajeev

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This chapter presents the results of a literature survey developed to support a proposed model of the facilitators likely to impact the success of electronic procurement (E-procurement) initiatives in the public sector. It identifies a number of relevant variables for facilitator and presents a proposition for future research. The chapter analyzes the relative importance of different facilitators and argues that organization and management factors are the most important category for success of E-procurement initiatives. It discusses the background, requirements, and the barriers to E-procurement implementation in the public sector. The chapter provides an analysis of the relative importance of the facilitators and focuses on the differences and similarities of E-procurement projects compared with traditional information technology projects in the public sector. It examines a number of specialized reports on E-procurement initiatives in the UK, US, and Australian public sectors readily available to practitioners and decision makers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Public Procurement
EditorsKishor Vaidya, Guy C. Callender, A.S.M. Sajeev
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781351562393
ISBN (Print)9781420054576
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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