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Outsourced contracts, buyer-supplier trust, supplier opportunistic behavior and supplier performance in ugandan public procuring and disposing entities (PDEs)

Arthur Ahimbisibwe (Victoria University of Wellington, is a Lecturer at Makerere Universit)
Moses Muhwezi (Department Procurement and Logistics Management, Makerere University)
Sudi Nangoli (Makerere University)

Journal of Public Procurement

ISSN: 1535-0118

Article publication date: 1 March 2012

Abstract

This study sought to examine the extent to which outsourced contracts, buyer-supplier trust and supplier opportunistic behavior explain supplier performance in Ugandan Public Procuring and Disposing Entities (PDEs). This study was prompted by reports of long lead times, failure to match specifications, late deliveries, poor quality of services delivered, contract violations, and increased supplier cheating. Cross sectional data from 116 central government PDEs concerning outsourced contracts was collected using a self-administered questionnaire. Hierarchical regression was used to indicate what happens to a model that was developed as part of this research as different predictor variables are introduced. The findings revealed that outsourced contracts, buyer-supplier trust, and supplier opportunistic behavior are significant predictors of supplier performance. The study has both managerial and policy implications which are discussed in this paper.

Citation

Ahimbisibwe, A., Muhwezi, M. and Nangoli, S. (2012), "Outsourced contracts, buyer-supplier trust, supplier opportunistic behavior and supplier performance in ugandan public procuring and disposing entities (PDEs)", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 435-470. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-12-04-2012-B001

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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