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


  • Md. Mahbubur Rahim
  • Sharif N. As-Saber


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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  • Md. Mahbubur Rahim & Sharif N. As-Saber, 2011. "E-procurement adoption process: an arduous journey for an Australian city council," International Journal of Electronic Finance, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(2), pages 150-168.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijelfi:v:5:y:2011:i:2:p:150-168

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