e-Procurement adoption in the Nigerian building industry: Architects’ perspective

Ibem, Eziyi O. and Aduwo, Egidario B. and Ayo-Vaughan, Emmanuel A. (2017) e-Procurement adoption in the Nigerian building industry: Architects’ perspective. Pollack Periodica, 12 (3). pp. 167-180. ISSN 1788-1994


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e-Procurement adoption by architects in the Nigerian building industry was investigated using data derived via a questionnaire survey of 75 architects in consulting and contracting firms, government and clients’ organizations. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson product-moment correlation and content analyses, and the results reveal that most of the organizations employing architects were not using e-Procurement. However, the very few adopters identified used e-mails and websites in communicating, exchanging project information, and sourcing for building services, materials and equipment. The key barriers to the uptake of e-Procurement among architects in the survey were unreliable power supply, low level of awareness among people; and the lack of forum to exchange ideas on e- Procurement use. The paper emphasized the need to address these challenges to ensure a critical mass uptake of e-Procurement by architects in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) / általános mérnöki tudományok
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 03:55
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2019 00:18

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