Purchasing consortia and electronic markets:a procurement direction in integrated supply chain management

Huber, Bernd, Sweeney, Edward and Smyth, Austin (2004). Purchasing consortia and electronic markets:a procurement direction in integrated supply chain management. Electronic Markets, 14 (4), pp. 284-294.


In supply chain management literature, there has been little empirical research investigation on purchasing consortium issues focusing on a detailed analysis of information and communication (ICT) based procurement strategies. Based on the exploration of academic literature and two surveys among purchasing organisations as well as e-Marketplaces / procurement service providers (PSPs) in the automotive and electronics industry sectors, the research methodology follows a positivistic approach in order to assess the overall statement: ‘Effective participation in electronic purchasing consortia (EPC) can have the potential to enhance competitive advantage. Implementation therefore requires a clear and detailed understanding of the major process structures and drivers, based upon thetechnology-organisation-environment framework.’ Key factors and structures that affect the adoption and diffusion of EPC and the performance impact of adoption are investigated. The empirically derived model for EPC can be a valuable starting point to EPC research.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10196780412331311739
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering systems & management
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Electronic markets on 2004, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10196780412331311739
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-procurement, electronic purchasing consortia,demand aggregation, supply chain management
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Published Date: 2004
Authors: Huber, Bernd
Sweeney, Edward ( 0000-0002-8389-4446)
Smyth, Austin



Version: Accepted Version

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