Using the behavioural perspective to explain the current state of horizontal collaborative purchasing the public sector in Uganda

Moses Muhwezi

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Abstract

The paper is part of the Doctoral research on horizontal collaborative purchasing in developing countries, and particularly in Uganda. The overall goals of the Doctoral research are tounderstand behavioural aspects in horizontal purchasing collaboration in developing countries (Uganda) and to know how to apply the understanding of the behavioural aspects to start and or enhance horizontal purchasing collaboration in developing countries (Uganda).This paper specifically addresses the influences of four major behavioural factors to horizontal collaborative purchasing in Uganda, trust, commitment, reciprocity and dependence. It considers their importance to the Ugandan public procurement systems and their current state, with a view to laying foundation for subsequent related research undertakings. Apart from MBA thesis work of Kalinzi (2005), there is no published work done in the area of collaborative purchasing in Uganda. Because the nature of the current state of purchasing activities (which came into existence in 2003), the paper aims at getting knowledge on the current state of purchasing activities in Uganda.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2008
Event24th IMP Conference 2008 - University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 4 Sep 20086 Sep 2008
Conference number: 24

Conference

Conference24th IMP Conference 2008
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period4/09/086/09/08

Keywords

  • METIS-291179
  • IR-82747

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