Selection of project procurement methods in the consumer electronics industry - A Hong Kong study

Wun Kwong Ng, George Zillante, Ping Chuen Chan, Jian Zuo, Bo Xia

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Under pressure from both the ever increasing level of market competition and the global financial crisis, clients in consumer electronics (CE) industry are keen to understand how to choose the most appropriate procurement method and hence to improve their competitiveness. Four rounds of Delphi questionnaire survey were conducted with 12 experts in order to identify the most appropriate procurement method in the Hong Kong CE industry. Five key selection criteria in the CE industry are highlighted, including product quality, capability, price competition, flexibility and speed. This study also revealed that product quality was found to be the most important criteria for the 'First type used commercially' and 'Major functional improvements' projects. As for 'Minor functional improvements' projects, price competition was the most crucial factor to be considered during the PP selection. These research findings provide owners with useful insights to select the procurement strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-315
Number of pages27
JournalInternational Journal of Procurement Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • CE
  • Consumer electronics
  • Delphi method
  • Hong Kong
  • PP
  • Project procurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting


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