Innovative and novel, this book extends its coverage of the topic well beyond the conventional themes of project solicitation and proposal evaluation. Using extensive experience gathered over five years of teaching postgraduate courses, Walker and Rowlinson build on Procurement Systems: A Guide to Best Practice in Construction to present a comprehensive and coherent volume that is invaluable to the wider project management community.
Cross-disciplinary in approach, coverage includes general historical issues and practical discussions of different types of projects and their procurement needs. It provides and discusses cutting-edge research and thought leadership on issues such as:
Helping readers to design project procurement implementation paths that deliver sustainable value, this indispensable volume is key reading for students, lecturers and professionals working in or studying project management.
"…significant, timely and a remarkable intellectual achievement of qualitative analytical skill, scholarship and insight."
- Institution of Civil Engineers
1. Introduction and Procurement Fundamentals 2. Project Types and Their Procurement Needs 3. Stakeholders and the Supply Chain 4. Business Ethics and Corporate Citizenship 5. The Role of Business Strategy in PM Procurement 6. Performance Measures and Project Procurement 7. E-Business and Project Procurement 8. Procurement Innovation and Organizational Learning 9. Culture and its Impact Upon Project Procurement 10. Project Procurement and the Quest for Talent 11. Case Study – Developing a Centre of Excellence (CoE) 12. Trust, Commitment and Mutual Goals in Australia Construction Industry Project Alliances 13. Innovation Management in Project Alliances 14. Business Transformation Through an Innovative Alliance