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The impact of e-procurement application on business activities in Malaysian construction industry

Mastor, Saiful Hadi The impact of e-procurement application on business activities in Malaysian construction industry. In: National Conference on Management of Technology and Technology Entrepreneurship : MOTTE 2005, 31st May - 2nd June 2005 .


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The emergence of internet technology has spurred new and cost effective ways besides various innovative applications that business organizations could take advantage of. Among crucial business application is using the internet technology as a method of procurement for business-to-business, which is also known as Electronic Procurement (e-procurement). It is a method of procurement using the electronic catalog and automated workflow processes. One of industries that really need this e-procurement system is construction industry. In Malaysia, this industry is one of the largest networks of supply chain from the clients, the consultants, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, the financier, insurance institutions and the consumers. Throughout this paper, the practice of e-procurement system in Malaysia, the challenges and the impact of adopting e-procurement will be discussed. As this is a conceptual paper, the findings could contribute much in expanding construction industries’ motivation to embark on e-procurement endeavor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-procurement; construction industry; challenges; impact
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 01:50
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 01:50
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2678
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