CIPS Presentation at eWorld on Public Sector Adoption of E-Sourcing Tools Timely in Light of Sir Philip Green Review

Posted on October 15, 2010


In light of the Sir Philip Green review of government spending which highlighted some “crazy” decisions on IT spending, University of the West England Professor Andrew Douglas’ eWorld presentation on the utilization of E-Sourcing Tools seems timely.

Here is both the audio as well as PowerPoint presentation from his September 28th session.



Professor Andrew Douglas Bristol Business School


Tuesday, September 28th (Session 5, 2:00 to 2:30 PM UK Time)

State of the Nation: Drivers & Inhibitors for the Uptake of e-Sourcing Tools – The CIPS I-source Project (Keynote 5) (Click to Access Audio)

Session Overview:

Early adopters were starting to use e-sourcing tools about 10 years ago. In 2004, CIPS and the University of the West of England conducted a comprehensive research project called I-Adapt, examining the after-effects of using e-auctions on the Buyer-Supplier relationship. Five years on, another investigation aimed to assess the extent to which e-sourcing tools have been adopted in both the public and private sector. The findings provide a fascinating insight into the key enablers that support adoption and the key inhibitors that prevent it.


Professor Andrew Douglas, University of the West of England on behalf of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

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The following is a re-post from the Essential Connections Blog

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