The International Research Study of Public Procurement (IRSPP) was an idea that turned into a reality, representing one of the most signiﬁcant contributions to public procurement research and practice. This ﬁrst phase of the study saw academics and practitioners from around the world joining to ask each other ‘why’ and ‘how’. We entered the study not knowing what might be achieved and whether there was any long-term beneﬁt of working across nations on something that might be quite speciﬁc to individual countries. Getting into and understanding the detail in each country, in diﬀerent parts of the public sector, was a massive task given the vast amount of data we generated. However, it gradually became evident from that detail that diﬀerent nations were adopting diﬀerent approaches to public procurement. This ﬁrst study enabled two very important deliverables – ﬁrst, the network of people around the world and, second, a new framework for classifying public procurement.
|Title of host publication||Public Procurement|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Cases and Commentary|
|Editors||Louise Knight, Christine Harland, Jan Telgen, Khi V. Thai, Guy Callender, Katy McKen|
|Number of pages||7|
|ISBN (Print)||9780203815250, 9780415394048|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|