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.
Louise Knight is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS), University of Bath. Christine Harland is Director of the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS) at the University of Bath. Jan Telgen is NEVI Professor of Purchasing Management at Twente University, The Netherlands. Khi V. Thai, Ph.D., is Professor of Public Budgeting and Public Procurement at Florida Atlantic University, USA. Guy Callender is Foundation Chair and Professor of Strategic Procurement at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Katy McKen is Centre Manager at the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing and Supply (CRiSPS), University of Bath.