Cooperative purchasing is not new – either in scientiﬁc research or in practical application. Historically, forms of cooperation and consortia in purchasing were ﬁrst discussed by Mitchell (1927) and Gushée and Boﬀey (1928). According to Sanders and Knapp (1979), the ﬁrst Ph.D. thesis on cooperative sourcing was written in 1969 at the University of Denver. According to Encarta (1999), cooperatives as we know them go back to the cooperation by the labour movement in the United Kingdom in the eighteenth century.
|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||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9780203815250, 9780415394048|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Walker, H., Essig, M., Schotanus, F., & Kivistö, T. (2007). Cooperative purchasing in the public sector. In L. Knight, C. Harland, J. Telgen, K. V. Thai, G. Callender, & K. McKen (Eds.), Public Procurement: International Cases and Commentary (pp. 325-342). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203815250-29