Governance Issues in the EU's E‐Procurement Framework

19 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2015

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Sangeeta Khorana

Bournemouth University

Kirsten Ferguson‐Boucher

Aberystwyth University

William A. Kerr

University of Saskatchewan - College of Agriculture - Agricultural Economics

Date Written: March 2015

Abstract

Government procurement accounts for a considerable proportion of economic activity in the European Union (EU) yet resists integration and harmonization. The European Commission believes that the solution to integrating government procurement into the single market lies in e‐procurement. While technology has the potential to improve the efficacy of procurement processes among EU Member States, its use raises governance issues that must be addressed as a co‐requisite to adopting the technological solution. This article outlines the Commission's e‐procurement policy, develops an analytical structure for assessing the framework and highlights governance issues that need addressing if e‐procurement is to deliver on its promise.

Suggested Citation

Khorana, Sangeeta and Ferguson‐Boucher, Kirsten and Kerr, William A., Governance Issues in the EU's E‐Procurement Framework (March 2015). JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 292-310, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2562653 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12179

Sangeeta Khorana (Contact Author)

Bournemouth University ( email )

The Business School
Bournemouth University, Dorset BH8 8ER
United Kingdom

Kirsten Ferguson‐Boucher

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth, SY23 3DD
United Kingdom

William A. Kerr

University of Saskatchewan - College of Agriculture - Agricultural Economics ( email )

51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8
CANADA

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