Application of web services in the context of e-procurement: an SME foci

Oliver, Stan and Maringanti, Kiran (2007) Application of web services in the context of e-procurement: an SME foci. E-Procurement in Emerging Economies: Theory and Cases. Idea Group International, pp. 265-305. ISBN 9781599041537

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Abstract

This chapter highlights the importance of e-procurement and the barriers affecting its widespread adoption in the context of small and medium enterprises. The chapter takes a technical perspective and critically analyzes the importance of information systems in the procurement domain and the integration challenges faced by SMEs in today's digitally networked economy. Next, the role of XML-based Web services in solving the integration challenges faced by SMEs is discussed. Subsequently, a procurement transformation framework enabled by Web services which provides a clear methodology of the way in which information systems should be introduced in the procurement domain is discussed. The chapter concludes by a discussion of the measures that must be undertaken by various stakeholders like the government and universities in increasing the awareness levels of SMEs to the latest e-business mechanisms.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Full-text of this chapter is not available in this repository. Published in E-Procurement in Emerging Economies: Theory and Cases, Copyright © 2007 IGI Global
Divisions: Business, Accountancy and Law > Business Logistics Innovation and Systems Research
Business, Accountancy and Law > Business Management
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 12:11
Identification Number: 10.4018/978-1-59904-153-7.ch010
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/468

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