Public procurement: International cases and commentary

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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages372
ISBN (Print)9780203815250
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


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