Procurement has long been, and remains, one of the most complex businessprocesses. It can be approached in many different ways. Characterised by itsnovel cross-disciplinary project management approach, this new book coversmore than the conventional themes of project solicitation and proposalevaluation. It builds on
Procurement Systems: A guide to best practice inconstruction
edited by Steve Rowlinson and Peter McDermott, and extendsits content to make it relevant to the wider project management community.Coverage includes general historical context issues, moving on to apractical discussion of different types of project and their procurementneeds. This book focuses upon value generation through helping readers todesign project procurement implementation paths that deliver sustainablevalue. It does this by showing readers how to facilitate project stakeholdersto identify and articulate both explicit tangible and implicit intangibleproject outcomes. The book also discusses and provides cutting-edgeresearch and thought leadership on issues such as:
Ethics and corporate governance issues
Business strategy implications on procurement
Innovation and organisational learning
Human resource developmentThese issues are focused upon how procurement delivers value – a perspectiveof procurement that has been of increasing interest.
is Professor of Project Management at RMIT University,Australia.
is Professor in the Department of Real Estate andConstruction at the University of Hong Kong.
AQ: Please checkthat it is ‘DerekWalker’ in Half title & full titlepage whereas in theContents page,Contributors list,& Chapter openerauthor’s name isspelt as ‘DerekH. T. Walker’.Please clarify whichis to be used.
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