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International Journal of Public Sector Management

ISSN: 0951-3558

Online from: 1988

Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management

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Improving purchasing’s contribution - The purchasing strategy of buying council


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Title:Improving purchasing’s contribution - The purchasing strategy of buying council
Author(s):J. Gordon Murray, (Institute of Public Finance, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Citation:J. Gordon Murray, (2001) "Improving purchasing’s contribution - The purchasing strategy of buying council", International Journal of Public Sector Management, Vol. 14 Iss: 5, pp.391 - 410
Keywords:Change, Local government, Politics, Purchasing, Purchasing techniques
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/EUM0000000005567 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Considers the development and delivery of purchasing strategy within a local government setting. It demonstrates that purchasing can contribute to the political objectives of local government and suggests that strategic alignment leads to a repositioning of purchasing. Consideration is given to the intended and realised strategy prior to a change model being presented which could form the basis for further research.



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