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Public Administration, Governance and Globalization

International Public Procurement

Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Editors: Thai, Khi V. (Ed.)

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  • Covers many critical and controversial procurement concerns, including procurement innovation and reforms, transparency concerns, and sustainable public procurement
  • Combines theory and scholarly analysis with case studies to propose effective solutions to current issues in public procurement
  • Profiles a wide selection of countries to provide a truly international perspective on public procurement
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Using a comparative framework, this volume presents case studies of issues of public procurement and discusses how procurement professionals and policy makers in different regions are responding to these challenges. This book discusses current issues in public procurement. Over the past few decades, public procurement has had to evolve conceptually and organizationally in the face of unrelenting budget constraints, government downsizing, public demand for increased transparency in public procurement, as well as greater concerns about efficiency, fairness and equity. Procurement professionals have also had to deal with a changeable climate produced by emerging technology, environmental concerns, and ongoing tension between complex regional trade agreements and national socioeconomic goals. The first section discusses innovation and reforms in public procurement and how practitioners are adapting to and making use of new technologies. The second section addresses the challenges of maintaining transparency, equity, and fairness in public procurement. The final section discusses preferential public procurement and introduces strategies for building sustainable public procurement systems. By combining theory and analysis with evidence from the real world, this book is of equal use to academics, policy makers, and procurement professionals.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • International Public Procurement: Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

    Pages 1-10

    Thai, Khi V., PhD

  • Contract Management Innovation in Public Procurement: Costa Rica’s Experience

    Pages 13-29

    Palaco, Ileana, BA (et al.)

  • The Municipal Partnering Initiative: Mixed Contracting in Local Government Procurement

    Pages 31-56

    Rauch, David

  • The Impact of Changing Patterns of Commercial Card Use by the US Government on Governmental Efficiency and Cost Savings

    Pages 57-88

    Palmer, Richard, PhD (et al.)

  • Defense Management Research Capacities and Topics: Blind Spots in Defense Acquisition Management?

    Pages 89-127

    Deimling, Christian (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13434-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13433-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38570-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Public Procurement
Book Subtitle
Innovation and Knowledge Sharing
Editors
  • Khi V. Thai
Series Title
Public Administration, Governance and Globalization
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13434-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13434-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13433-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38570-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 325
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations
Topics