Public procurement: international cases and commentary

Louise Knight (Editor), Christine Harland (Editor), Jan Telgen (Editor), Khi V. Thai (Editor), Guy Callender (Editor), Kathy McKen (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

In many countries and sectors, public procurement is developing from a functional orientation to an effective socio-economic policy lever. There is a great interest among managers and academics to learn from other countries’ and other sectors’ change initiatives and how they dealt with the challenges they encountered. This text provides such learning opportunities, presenting case studies of public procurement, covering diverse nations, sectors and issues.
The cases are combined with editorial commentary and contextualizing chapters to assist the student reader in understanding this complex topic. The text combines descriptions of cases of public procurement with cross case analysis to draw out the key dimensions to enable further examination of the central themes. Each case study concludes with three questions to aid its use as a teaching and training text.
Edited by a team of internationally recognised experts in the field this innovative text illustrates the strategies and innovations within public procurement on a global scale and highlights common problems that all countries encounter. Public Procurement is vital reading for anyone with an interest in this topical area.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon (UK)
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages372
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-39405-5, 978-0-415-39404-8
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2007

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  • Research Output

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    Challenges facing public procurement

    Harland, C., Telgen, J., Knight, L., Callender, G. & Thai, K. V., 7 Jun 2007, Public procurement: international cases and commentary. Knight, L., Harland, C., Telgen, J., Thai, K. V., Callender, G. & McKen, K. (eds.). Abingdon (UK): Routledge, p. 351-358 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Procurement in the English National Health Service

    Harland, C., Rudd, A., Knight, L., Forrest, S. & Bakker, E., 7 Jun 2007, Public procurement: international cases and commentary. Knight, L., Harland, C., Telgen, J., Callender, G., Thai, K. V. & McKen, K. (eds.). Abingdon (UK): Routledge, p. 42-59 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Public procurement: an introduction

    Knight, L., Harland, C. M. & Telgen, J., 7 Jun 2007, Public Procurement: international cases and commentary. Knight, L., Harland, C., Telgen, J., Thai, K. V., Callender, G. & McKen, K. (eds.). Abingdon (UK): Routledge, p. 1-15 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Cite this

    Knight, L., Harland, C., Telgen, J., Thai, K. V., Callender, G., & McKen, K. (Eds.) (2007). Public procurement: international cases and commentary. Routledge.