Long-term approach to evaluate the performance of purchasing over its entire life-cycle ischallenging. It is especially hard to determine the relationship between the early purchasing actions and the long-term consequences of acquiring complex product-service combinations with a long life-cycle. We carried out an interview study with four companies to explore how the long-term purchasing perspective is perceived in different business environments. The results indicate that practices to create long-term consequences of purchasing activities take many different forms. The study highlights practices of the purchasing function when aiming at creating long-term effects of purchasing.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of 25th IPSERA 2016 conference, 20-23.3.2016, Dortmund, Germany.
|International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association IPSERA
|Published - 2016
|D3 Professional conference proceedings
|Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference -
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|Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association Conference
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