LITERATURE REVIEW: THE TREATMENT OF ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT IN CORE IS JOURNALS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS

Jørn Longva, University of South-Eastern Norway, Norway

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JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Volume 19, Issue 4, p15-24, December 2019

ABSTRACT

Procurement forms a vital part of any business' operation and accrues more than 50% of most companies' costs (Van Weele 2005). Electronic procurement (e-procurement) plays an increasingly important role when enterprises obtain equipment, materials or supplies. In order to describe research on e-procurement in core IS outlets, a literature review of the "Basket of Eight" (AIS 2019), plus two key IS conference papers, has been performed. The review reveals that out of 71 papers containing "procurement" in abstracts, 49 are considered to belong to at least one of three categories defining IS research. The review examines how these 49 papers contribute and complement each other using Benbasat and Zmud (2003) as a framework in order to ascertain how core IS research has covered e-procurement, providing a reference point to other IS researchers studying electronic procurement.

Keywords

Core IS Research, e-Procurement, IT artifact


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