Paper info: Using the behavioural perspective to explain the current state of horizontal collaborative purchasing the public sector in Uganda.
Using the behavioural perspective to explain the current state of horizontal collaborative purchasing the public sector in Uganda.
University of Twente
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 24th IMP-conference in Uppsala, Sweden in 2008.
The paper is part of the Doctoral research on horizontal collaborative purchasing in developing countries, and particularly in Uganda. The overall goals of the Doctoral research are tounderstand behavioural aspects in horizontal purchasing collaboration in developing countries (Uganda) and to know how to apply the understanding of the behavioural aspects to start and or enhance horizontal purchasing collaboration in developing countries (Uganda).This paper specifically addresses the influences of four major behavioural factors to horizontal collaborative purchasing in Uganda, trust, commitment, reciprocity and dependence. It considers their importance to the Ugandan public procurement systems and their current state, with a view to laying foundation for subsequent related research undertakings. Apart from MBA thesis work of Kalinzi (2005), there is no published work done in the area of collaborative purchasing in Uganda. Because the nature of the current state of purchasing activities (which came into existence in 2003), the paper aims at getting knowledge on the current state of purchasing activities in Uganda.