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Assessing the state of procurement knowledge production: implications for the Federal Government

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Authors
Fryman, Alfred D.
Haile, Kenneth A.
Subjects
Purchasing
Supply Chain Management
Procurement
Federal Acquisition
Contracting
Social Network Analysis
Public Sector
Private Sector
Theory Use
Best Practices
Advisors
Hawkins, Timothy G.
Reed, Timothy S.
Date of Issue
2011-12
Date
December 2011
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
Abstract
This study seeks to understand the realm of purchasing knowledge in order to glean theoretical and practical insights that are useful to academicians and practitioners. The primary goals are to evaluate the extent to which purchasing research relies on theory and to identify and summarize the central theories germane to the purchasing discipline. Additionally, using social network analysis, this study explores patterns and insights from knowledge producers (i.e., individuals and institutions) and knowledge repositories (i.e., academic journals). Finally, this research combines the theoretical analysis and the social network analysis to identify the best practices that can be used in federal procurement.
Type
Thesis
Description
MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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NPS Report Number
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Format
xviii, 141 p. : 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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