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Chen, Y, Ruikar, K and Carrillo, P M (2008) Electronic procurement benchmarking exercise in the AEC industry sector.. In: Dainty, A (Ed.), Proceedings 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 647–54.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: benchmarking; construction industry; electronic commerce; electronic procurement
- ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-9552390-1-4
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2008-647-654_Chen_Ruikar_and_Carrillo.pdf
In spite of recognising the potential of electronic commerce (e-commerce), a majority of the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry participants still adopt a ‘wait-and-see’ approach in their investments of information technologies. Quantitative study and benchmarks can help the industry to have a better understanding and implementation of e-commerce. Research work that focuses on electronic procurement (e-procurement) benchmarking in the Canadian AEC sector makes headway in evaluating the value of e-commerce quantitatively. The initial findings of the research suggest the need for a conceptual e-procurement model. Literature is synthesised to highlight the issues while proposing to take this by undertaking further benchmarking studies of e-procurement in the UK AEC sector.