Preface  v
  List of Contributors  vi
1. Introduction
Khi V. Thai

Part I. Public Procurement Systems

2. Public Procurement and the Private Business Sector: Evidence from Firm-Level Data
Tania Ghossein, Asif M. Islam and Federica Saliola
3. Public Procurement Systems: A Comparative Study of Ireland and Saudi Arabia
Dhafer Al Ahmari and Paul Davis
4. Effects of Governance Structures on Sustainability- Oriented Supplier Behavior: Analysis of National Action Plans and Their Effects in Public Procurement
Andreas H. Glas, Julian Gaus, Michael Essig

Part 2. Public Procurement Methods and Strategies

5. Detecting Bid-Rigging in the “Big Data Era”
Paolo Buccirossi, Giulia Di Pierro and Luca Giangregorio
6. Alternative Approach to Public Procurement: Selling Put Options via Electronic Auction
Matias Huhtilainen
7. The Numbers Tell the Tale: A Spend Analysis in Five Government Procuring and Disposing Entities in Uganda
Charles Ndandiko, David N. Kiyingi, Francis Ssennoga and Roel van Weert
8. Adoption of Force Account Mechanism in Road Maintenance Works’ Procurements: Stakeholders’ Opinions in Uganda
Faith Mbabazi and Godfrey Mugurusi
9. The Desirability and Feasibility of Developing Sustainability Index for Public Procurement
Edward Schwerin, Eric Prier and Clifford McCue
10. Improvements In Services Contracting: The Defense Department’s Implementation Of Performance-Based Services Acquisition
William Lucyshyn and John Rigilano

Part 3. Use of Literature Review for Procurement Research

11. Performance Expectations Gap in Public Works Contracts: A Theoretical Review
Charles Kalinzi, Joseph Ntayi, Moses Muhwezi and Levi Kabagambe
12. An Exploratory Literature Review across Scientific Silos on Public Procurement
Timo Kivistö and Veli Matti Virolainen
13. A Framework For Collaborative Public Procurement (CPP): Developed From An International Survey
Andrea Patrucco, Christine Harland, Jane Lynch, Tunde Tatrai, and Jan Telgen

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News Release

The 8th International Public Procurement Conference, another Success

The 8th International Public Procurement was held in Arusha, Tanzania, August 8-10, 2018, was a success. There were:
- 103 paper proposals;
- 71 submitted papers;
- 56 paper presentations (five authors could not attend IPPC8 for a variety of reasons including last minute job demand, and passport application problems;
- 27 panels on various themes; and
- 312 participants from 46 countries.

In addition to the reported data above, IPPC8 had an intangible impact: IPPC became a more recognized and respected procurement conference in Africa.

IPPC is one of a very few conferences, if not the only one, to have refereed publications for distributions at the conference. All papers are now under peer review for publication in our conference book which will be published timely for our IPPC8 distributions.

The Hon. Dr. Phillip I. Mpango, Minister of Planning of the national government of Tanzania, flew in from the nation’s capital, to give an opening speech Read more..

Deadline for paper proposal submissions 15th September 2019
Notification of acceptance of paper proposals 30th September 2019
Closing date for full paper submissions 1st February 2020
Notification of acceptance of full papers 30th April 2020

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The deadline for Abstract/Paper Proposal Submissions (IPPC9) is 30th September, 2019...