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Public procurement re-examined

Khi V. Thai (School of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University)

Journal of Public Procurement

ISSN: 1535-0118

Article publication date: 1 April 2001



Academically, public procurement has been a neglected area of study even though governmental entities and public procurement practitioners have diligently worked to improve public procurement practices. This article will identify common elements of public procurement knowledge through a brief analysis of the literature and will provide a summary of government efforts to improve public procurement practices. In addition, this article will comprehensively re-examine public procurement by using a systems approach as a method of inquiry. Finally, implications of the proposed public procurement system regarding future research and study will be discussed.


Thai, K.V. (2001), "Public procurement re-examined", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 9-50.



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