Multidisciplinary approach to defining public e-procurement and evaluating its impact on procurement efficiency

Kishor Vaidya, John Campbell

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Utilising the methodology of content analysis, this study uses a multidisciplinary approach to define public eprocurement. Various aspects of e-procurement have been discussed from information systems, supply chain management, electronic commerce/electronic government, and public procurement to come up with an integrated definition of public e-procurement. Following this, e-procurement assimilation has been defined and its impact on procurement efficiency has been evaluated. Following the confirmatory factor analysis in structural equation modelling, dimensional level analysis in ANOVA has been undertaken for the three forms of e-procurement technologies namely e-tendering, ecatalogue management systems, and e-marketplace. The results show the positive and significant impact of the assimilation process on procurement efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-348
Number of pages16
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016


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