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E-procurement as the ict innovation in the public services management: Case of slovakia

Maria Murray Svidronova (Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia.)
Tomas Mikus (Department of Public Economics and Regional Development, Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University, Slovakia.)

Journal of Public Procurement

ISSN: 1535-0118

Article publication date: 1 March 2015

Abstract

Information and communications technology (ICT) has enabled the creation of tools to organize, transmit, store and act on information in digital form in new ways (Atkinson - McKay, 2007). Combined with the reforms of government and public administration in the spirit of New Public Management, many innovations are driven by ICT in the public sector. In this paper we focus on several ICT driven innovations from the perspective of e-procurement in the conditions in Slovakia. E-procurement carries out a number of stages of the procurement process, including search, sourcing, negotiation, ordering, receipt and post-purchase review. Thus it contributes to a more transparent and competitive environment in which government has to operate. We confront these theoretical presumptions in the analysis of selected cases of e-procurement use in Slovakia.

Citation

Svidronova, M.M. and Mikus, T. (2015), "E-procurement as the ict innovation in the public services management: Case of slovakia", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 317-340. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-15-03-2015-B003

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