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.
|Title of host publication||International Handbook of Public Procurement|
|Editors||Kishor Vaidya, Guy C. Callender, A.S.M. Sajeev|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|