Factors Influencing E-Procurement Practice in Pakistan

Amish Aqeel, Muhammad Asim

Abstract


The concept of E-procurement has been widely spread with the growing use of informational technology in every field. Organizations are adopting methods of procurements that are more reliable, less time consuming and relatively stronger than the traditional methods. This quantitative study investigates factors influencing e-procurement practice in Karachi, Pakistan. A sample of 319 respondents was taken to observe the influence of internal organizational support, integration with suppliers’ electronic systems, supplier willingness, perceived improvements to purchasing tasks and supplier pressure on e-procurement intention. The results information indicates that internal organizational support, supplier willingness and perceived improvements to purchasing tasks significantly influences e-procurement intentions. However, the factors integration with suppliers’ electronic systems and supplier pressure does not have any significant impact on e-procurement intention. The result recommends the use of e-procurement system for organizations to facilitate the current practices of procurement.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/bms.v10i2.15073

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