Cooperative Purchasing Micro-Evolutions: A Longitudinal International Study

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Schotanus, Fredo and Bakker, Elmer and Walker, Helen and Eßig, Michael (2007) Cooperative Purchasing Micro-Evolutions: A Longitudinal International Study. In: 16th Annual IPSERA Conference - Practice Makes Perfect, 1-4 APRIL 2007, Hilton Bath City, Bath, United Kingdom.

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Abstract:This paper deals with the evolution of relatively young purchasing groups. Although previous research focussed on macro-evolutionary phases of purchasing groups, no attention has yet been paid to the intra-phase developments, the so-called ‘micro-evolutions’. Insight into micro-evolutions is crucial to better understand how purchasing groups (can) develop over time. We conducted three in-depth case studies in different countries and identified five dimensions of micro-evolutions: member relationships, objectives, activities, organisation, and resources. For each dimension, we provide an overview of micro-evolutions to guide purchasing groups in developing the dimension. We conclude that the dimension ‘activities’ is very important and that purchasing groups do not have to develop the dimensions simultaneously.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional information:IPSERA = International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association
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Management and Governance (SMG)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/57988
Organisation URL:http://www.ipsera.com/
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