Public procurement of professional services in developing countries: Decoupling practices under institutional pressures

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Abstract

This research aims to explore the practices of public organizations when dealing with the complexities of purchasing professional services in the developing country context. It describes how public organizations respond to conflicting institutional pressures when facing a public mandate that requires them to source consultancy services. More specifically, it shows that even when public organizations conform to a purchasing policy, they may decouple the ends of the policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st IPSERA 2022 conference, Jönköping Sweden, 10-13.4.2022
PublisherIPSERA
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventIPSERA conference - Jönköping, Sweden
Duration: 10 Apr 202213 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameIPSERA Conference Proceedings
PublisherIPSERA
ISSN (Electronic)2772-4379

Conference

ConferenceIPSERA conference
Country/TerritorySweden
CityJönköping
Period10/04/2213/04/22

Keywords

  • Professional service
  • public procurement
  • means-ends decoupling

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