1st Edition

Procurement Systems
A Cross-Industry Project Management Perspective





ISBN 9780415416061
Published October 31, 2007 by Routledge
480 Pages

USD $105.00

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Book Description

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:

  • stakeholder management
  • ethics and corporate governance issues
  • business strategy implications on procurement
  • e-business
  • innovation and organizational learning
  • cultural dimensions
  • human resource development.

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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

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"...significant, timely and a remarkable intellectual achievement of qualitative analytical skill, scholarship and insight."

- Institution of Civil Engineers