Developing internet online procurement frameworks for construction firms

Rafikullah Deraman, Chen Wang, Jeffrey Boon Hui Yap, Heng Li, Faizul Azli Mohd-Rahim

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Electronic purchasing or e-procurement saves millions of dollars yearly in transaction costs. E-procurement helps to cut down the supplier base, promotes paperless transactions, and increases transparency and accountability in the procurement process. Nonetheless, studies report that around 80% of e-procurement initiatives have met with failure and failed to achieve the desired results. Although studies to better understand the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) of e-procurement implementation involving various industries have been on the rise, little is known about architecture engineering and construction (AEC) practices, which has led to limited development of pragmatic frameworks to uncover the factors. Thus, this study aims to identify those CSFs (predicting variables) which significantly contribute to e-procurement implementation success in the construction sector and to put forward for better implementation. Results from multiple regression analysis revealed five factors to be statistically significant predictors of success. Three factors were determined to be predictors of user satisfaction. Finally, internet online procurement frameworks were developed for the success of e-procurement implementation in the construction sector.

Original languageEnglish
Article number136
JournalFuture Internet
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • AEC firms
  • Critical success factors (CSFs)
  • Electronic purchasing/e-procurement
  • Multiple regression analysis
  • Predicting variables

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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