Public Procurement of Information Systems – A Dialectical Analysis
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Original versionMoe, C. E. (2015). Public Procurement of Information Systems – A Dialectical Analysis (Doctoral thesis). University of Agder, Kristiansand.
In this thesis I identify dialectics in public procurement of Information Systems (IS), and for some of the dialectics I identify synthesis. My study is based on a research gap, revealed through a literature review that I conducted. Public procurement in general and public procurement of IS in particular has been a neglected field of study. This is surprising, given the fact that public procurement account for a high proportion of the gross domestic product in the western world, and that procurement of IS especially is a highly complex task. My literature review identified a lack of research on the challenges in public procurement of IS and a lack of research on the actual procurement process. Based on these findings, I conducted a Delphi study to identify the key challenges. This study found that some of the key challenges were related to requirements specification, but further, it found that key stakeholders (vendors, and CIO’s and procurement managers in procuring entities) had different views on these key challenges. This led to my two main research questions: What conflicting goals are held by public entities when procuring IS, and: What strategies do public entities use to cope with these challenges and with contradictory goals?
The paper III and IV are excluded from the dissertation with respect to copyright.
Has partsPaper I: Moe, C. E. (2014). Research on Public Procurement of Information Systems: The Need for a Process Approach. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 34, 1319-1335. https://doi.org/10.17705/1CAIS.03478. Published version. Full-text is not available in AURA as a separate file.
Paper II: Moe, C. E. & Päivärinta, T. (2013). Challenges in Information Systems Procurement in Public Sector. Electronic Journal of e-Government 11(1), 307-322. http://www.ejeg.com/volume11/issue1. Published version. Full-text is available in AURA as a separate file.
Paper III: Moe, C. E. & Newman, M. (2014). The Public Procurement of IS - A Process View. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (p. 2158-2167). Published version. Full-text is not available in AURA as a separate file.
Paper IV: Moe, C. E. & Kyaw, S. M. (2014). Dialectics and Contradictions in Public Procurement of Information Systems. In M. Janssen, H. J. Scholl, M. A. Wimmer & F. Bannister (Eds.), Electronic Government (8653, p. 289-300). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44426-9_24. Published version. Full-text is not available in AURA as a separate file.
Paper V: Moe, C. E., Newman, M. & Sein, M. K. (2014). The public procurement of information systems: dialectics in requirements specification. European Journal of Information Systems, 26, 143-163. Author´s submitted version. Full-text is available in AURA as a separate file: http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2435551.