Information processing capabilities for managing public procurement complexity

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As governments become increasingly reliant on private organizations for the delivery of public goods and services, public clients in the construction sector increasingly depend on effective procurement capabilities to achieve the required performance of civil infrastructures. For effective procurement, we propose that public clients develop information processing capabilities. Specifically, this study aims to identify and describe information processing drivers and mechanisms in PCP. Based on findings following a qualitative case study, we identified and described three drivers of information processing needs and four mechanisms for information processing that public clients respectively experienced and employed when procuring complex performance.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2021
Event30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021: Purchasing Innovation and Crisis Management - Online Event, Knoxville, United States
Duration: 29 Mar 20211 Apr 2021
Conference number: 30


Conference30th Annual IPSERA Conference 2021
Abbreviated titleIPSERA 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • Project management
  • Public procurement
  • Digitalization


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