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E-procurement adoption process: an arduous journey for an Australian city council

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  • Md. Mahbubur Rahim
  • Sharif N. As-Saber
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    Unlike the private sector for which the adoption of e-procurement systems has widely been discussed, little is known about the motivations behind government agencies' introduction of e-procurement systems and the challenges they encounter in implementing them. This research addresses this gap through an exploratory case study involving a Melbourne-based city council. The findings indicate the reluctance of the council in fully committing to e-procurement system while being not entirely motivated by financial gains. A major hurdle is the difficulty to integrate e-procurement to the council's financial applications. The study has implications for public sector financial managers and IT practitioners.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Electronic Finance.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 150-168

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijelfi:v:5:y:2011:i:2:p:150-168

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    Keywords: e-procurement; e-finance; local government; city councils; challenges; motivations; adoption; case study; Australia; electronic procurement; online procurement; electronic finance; government agencies; public sector; financial management.;

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