Handbook of Procurement

Handbook of Procurement

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Cambridge University Press, 5/27/2011
EAN 9781107402317, ISBN10: 110740231X

Paperback, 562 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 3.2 cm
Language: English

How can organizations ensure that they can get best value for money in their procurement decisions? How can they stimulate innovations from their dedicated suppliers? With contributions from leading academics and professionals, this 2006 handbook offers expert guidance on the fundamental aspects of successful procurement design and management in firms, public administrations, and international institutions. The issues addressed include the management of dynamic procurement; the handling of procurement risk; the architecture of purchasing systems; the structure of incentives in procurement contracts; methods to increase suppliers' participation in procurement contests and e-procurement platforms; how to minimize the risk of collusion and of corruption; pricing and reputation mechanisms in e-procurement platforms; and how procurement can enhance innovation. Inspired by frontier research, it provides practical recommendations to managers, engineers and lawyers engaged in private and public procurement design.

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List of tables
Part I. Preliminaries
1. Introduction Nicola Dimitri, Gustavo Piga and Giancarlo Spagnolo
2. The variety of procurement practice
evidence from public procurement Laura Carpineti, Gustavo Piga and Matteo Zanza
Part II. General Strategic Principles
3. When should procurement be centralized? Federico Dini, Nicola Dimitri and Gustavo Piga
4. Procurement contracting strategies Gian Luigi Albano, Giacomo Calzolari, Federico Dini, Elisabetta Iossa and Giancarlo Spagnolo
5. Incentives and award procedures
competitive tendering vs. negotiations in procurement Patrick Bajari and Steven Tadelis
Part III. Competitive Tendering Strategies
6. Information and competitive tendering Gian Luigi Albano, Nicola Dimitri, Riccardo Pacini and Giancarlo Spagnolo
7. Division in lots and competition in procurement Veronika Grimm, Riccardo Pacini, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Matteo Zanza
8. Multi-contract tendering procedures and package bidding in procurement Nicola Dimitri, Riccardo Pacini, Marco Pagnozzi and Giancarlo Spagnolo
9. Innovative dynamic auctions in procurement Lawrence Ausubel and Peter Cramton
Part IV. Attracting and Screening Participants
10. Business strategies for e-procurement (B2B) platforms Bruno Jullien
11. Fostering participation Gian Luigi Albano, Nicola Dimitri, Isabelle Perrigne and Gustavo Piga
12. Scoring rules Federico Dini, Riccardo Pacini and Tommaso Valletti
13. Managing risky bids Andreas Engel, Juan José Ganuza, Esther Hauk and Achim Wambach
Part V. Preventing Collusion and Corruption
14. Preventing collusion in procurement Gian Luigi Albano, Paolo Buccirossi, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Matteo Zanza
15. Bidding rings and the design of anti-collusive measures for auctions and procurement William E. Kovacic, Robert C. Marshall, Leslie M. Marx and Matthew E. Raiff
16. Preventing corruption in procurement Yvan Lengwiler and Elmar Wolfstetter
Part VI. Dynamic Forces and Innovation
17. Managing dynamic procurement Tracy R. Lewis and Huseyin Yildirim
18. Designing feedback mechanisms for e-procurement platforms Chrysanthos Dellarocas, Federico Dini and Giancarlo Spagnolo
19. Procurement and innovation Luis Cabral, Guido Cozzi, Vincenzo Denicolò, Gustavo Piga, Giancarlo Spagnolo and Matteo Zanza.