Public Procurement Trends in Public Administration Research: 1972–2017

  • Evelyn TrammellEmail author
  • Sawsan Abutabenjeh
  • Ana-Maria Dimand
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_3916-1
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Synonyms

Definitions

Public procurement: activities involved in the management of government expenditures for goods and services related to day to day operations.

Introduction

The purpose of this entry is to provide an overview of public procurement history, practices, and trends. History and practices are outlined in the context of the United States while procurement trends are presented incorporating the global view. The first section explains the nexus between public procurement and public management. The second section outlines how public procurement manifests in public administration research, and the final section details the trends in procurement research from 1972 to 2017.

What Is Public Procurement?

Public procurement, which is an essential function at all levels of government, entails various activities to obtain quality goods and services at the lowest cost conducted in support of policy objectives and other activities (Prier and McCue 2009...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evelyn Trammell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sawsan Abutabenjeh
    • 2
  • Ana-Maria Dimand
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Mississippi State UniversityStarkvilleUSA