A scholarly journal sponsored by
The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.,
The U. S. General Services Administration,
The UNDP/Inter-Agency Procurement Services Office, and
Florida Atlantic University Public Procurement Research Center
Published by PrAcademics Press
The peer-reviewed Journal of Public Procurement (JoPP) is dedicated to the study of public procurement. JoPP is to publish manuscripts in all areas of government procurement, including general, new theoretical developments, results of research that advance understanding of fundamental public procurement, important practical innovations and developments. JoPP, published by PrAcademics Press, is the NIGP journal of record. Like NIGP, JoPP’s purpose is to build a professional community of scholars and practitioners interested in improving efficiency, equity and transparency in public procurement. JoPP welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from all sources.
Editor-in-Chief: Khi V. Thai, Ph.D., Professor, School of Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University. E-mail: email@example.com.
International Procurement Editor: Jan Telgen, University of Twente, Holland. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procurement Law Editor: Steven L. Schooner, GWU Law School. E-mail: email@example.com.
Practitioners’ Corner Editor: Robert E. Lloyd, U.S. Department of State. E-mail: LloydRE@state.gov.
Book Review Editor: Wendell C. Lawther, University of Central Florida E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copy Editor: Paula Altizer, PrAcademics Press
Artistic Designer: Loy Nguy, PrAcademics Press
ARMANDO ARAUJO, The World Bank
Donna Beach, National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc.
Attila Chikan, Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration
Guy Callender Curtin University of Technology Business School ( Australia)
David A. Drabkin, U.S. General Services Administration
Andrew Erridge, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Stephen B. Gordon, Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee
Johan Van De Gronden, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Christine Harland, University of Bath , United Kingdom
Barbara Johnson, City of Columbus, Ohio
Steve Kelman, Harvard University
Wendell C. Lawther, University of Central Florida
Ira Lewis, Naval Postgraduate School
Susan A. Macmanus, University of South Florida
Lawrence L. Martin, University of Central Florida
Cliff Mccue, Florida Atlantic University
Joseph A. Pegnato, U.S. General Accounting Office
Gustavo Piga, President, Consip S.p.A., Italy
Jack Pitzer, City of Alexandria, Virginia
Jon Quah, National University of Singapore
Christine M. Tonklin, United Nations
Published four times a year, JoPP is a refereed journal. It concentrates on the development of theories and concepts, and the dissemination of practical innovations and developments so that the field's boundaries can be established. The cognate areas constituting the focus of this publication are disciplines which concern how to enhance equity, efficiency and transparency in government procurement.
Practitioners and scholars are encouraged to submit manuscripts to the journal. Papers--whether empirical, field study, conceptual development, or practical innovation or experience--should help to serve the need for more active communication and greater exchange of thought, research and practical experiences among scholars and practitioners throughout the world. Appropriate topics for papers include purchasing technology, purchasing building construction services, purchasing public works projects, purchasing energy in a deregulated environment, purchasing and its role in strategic planning, total cost of ownership, electronic commerce, buying vs. leasing, bench-marking, procurement cards, automated procurement systems, and other innovative ideas and practices in government procurement.
Priority will be given to papers having carefully developed methods, insightful conceptual development, and practical and analytical solutions to public procurement problems. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.
Inquiries about, and proposals for, editing a special journal issue on a featured theme should be sent to Professor Khi V. Thai, Editor-in-Chief at Thai@fau.edu.
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JoPP is published four times a year. The subscription rate for Volume 5, Issues 1-4 (2005) is as follows:
All orders must be prepaid by personal check (Please mail payment with your order to PrAcademics Press, 21760 Mountain Sugar Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33433), or credit card by visiting www.pracademicspress.com.
Khi V. Thai, Ph.D.
Director, Public Procurement Research Center
Tel: (561) 297-2330
Daniel G. Bauer
Public Procurement Research Center
Tel: (561) 297-4288
Public Procurement Research Center
Tel: (561) 297-4168
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