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


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: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain 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
Publication ISSN: 1422-8890
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 08:19
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 09:15
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Published Date: 2004
Authors: Huber, Bernd
Sweeney, Edward (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8389-4446)
Smyth, Austin



Version: Accepted Version

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