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An organizational perspective on the implementation of strategic goals in public procurement

Andreas H. Glas (Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer)
Markus Schaupp (Researcher and Doctorate Candidate)
Michael Essig (Full Professor and Director at the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement of the Bundeswehr University Munich)

Journal of Public Procurement

ISSN: 1535-0118

Article publication date: 1 April 2017

Abstract

In the EU and especially in Germany, public procurement is bound to a tight legislation that also sets and enforces strategic goals such as innovation or sustainability. The purpose of this paper is to analyze whether different archetypes of public procurement organizations (centralized or decentralized; state-level or local-level) perceive and implement strategic goals differently. A survey with data from 104 entities is used for this purpose. The findings reveal that the implementation of strategy is different in centralized or state-level organizations compared with decentralized or local organizations. Centralized organizations give goals such as innovation, transparency, and sustainability a high priority, while local ones highlight regional development and SME support

Citation

Glas, A.H., Schaupp, M. and Essig, M. (2017), "An organizational perspective on the implementation of strategic goals in public procurement", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 17 No. 4, pp. 572-605. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-17-04-2017-B004

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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