A taxonomy of goods procured by the Federal Government: applications and benefits
Sheehan, Edward W.
Lamm, David V.
Roberts, Benjamin J.
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Important research efforts have advocated the concept of contracting as a science. One of the key criteria required for a discipline to be recognized as a science is a description and classification of the subject matter. In order to meet this criterion, a model was developed which classifies goods procured by the Federal Government. Further research validated the classification scheme and suggested some improvements. An important criterion of any classification scheme is its usefulness. This thesis examines potential applications and benefits of the previously developed taxonomical structure for classifying goods procured by the Federal Government. Potentially useful applications of the taxonomy of goods include market research, procurement regulation, and training and education.
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