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      Call for Chapters: Digital Governance and E-Government Principles Applied to Public Procurement

      Editor

       

      Dr. Rajesh Kumar Shakya
      Public Procurement and e-Procurement Specialist, The World Bank,
      Email: rajesh.shakya@gmail.com

      Call for Chapters

       

      Proposals Submission Deadline: January 30, 2016
      Full Chapters Due: May 30, 2016
      Submission Date: September 30, 2016

       

       

      Introduction

      An e-Government Procurement is the collaborative use of information and communications technologies by government agencies, bidding community, regulatory, oversight agencies, other supporting service providers, and civil society in conducting ethical procurement activities of the government procurement process cycle for the procurement of goods, works and service, and management of contracts ensuring good governance and value-for-money in public procurement, and contributing to the socioeconomic development of country (Shakya, 2015).

       

      Presently, most of the governments around the world are implementing e-government procurement (e-GP) systems as a tool for public procurement reform for better governance in the public procurement sector. The implementation of e-procurement has been accepted as one of the most promising and feasible options for governments in delivering enhanced governance in the acquisition of goods, works, and services for the public sector. The outcome of public procurement reforms being carried out in most developing countries is negligible and has not provided significant support for good governance in the procurement sector despite having sound objectives with the initiatives. An e-GP system significantly enables and enhances good governance in the public procurement sector.


       

      Objective

      This book aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of e-Government Procurement (e-GP) around the globe and providing for further research opportunities. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for policy makers, practitioners, development agencies, and technology developers to adopt and implement e-Procurement platforms contributing towards good governance.

      This book should be published for it's scholarly value and contributions to the field of e-Government Procurement (e-GP), providing for further research opportunities which could lead to wider adoption of e-Procurement as well as improved platform developments embracing the spirit of public procurement reforms and incorporating all the instruments of good governance in seemless manner. Policy makers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, development agencies, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in e-Government Procurement and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field of e-Procurement.

       

      Target Audience

      Policy makers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, development agencies, practitioners and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research and practice exposure to pertinent topics in e-Government Procurement (e-GP) and assisting in furthering their own research and practice efforts in this field of e-Procurement.

       

      Recommended Topics

      Note: The suggestive issues which can be covered under each section are given below. However prospective authors are free to give their own suggestions and proposals.

      • Stakeholders Engagement in e-Procurement
      • Good Government Maturity Assessment Framework of e-Procurement systems
      • Socio-economic Development Through e-Procurement
      • Public Procurement Reform through e-Procurement
      • Key Implementation Issues of e-Government Procurement
      • Sustainability of e-Procurement Systems
      • Value for Money through e-Procurement
      • Good Governance Through e-Procurement
      • Comparative study of e-Procurement Implementations
      • e-Procurement Adoption Strategies
      • Case Studies on e-Procurement Use
      • Case Studies on e-Procurement Implementation
      • Challenges of misuse of e-Procurement Systesm
      • Ethics in using e-Procurement system
      • e-Procurement for Sustainable Procurement
      • Modernization of Public Administration through e-Procurement
      • Innovation in Public Procurement
      • Technologies in Public Procurement
      • Traditional public procurement vs. e-Procurement
      • e-Procurement for Strategic Procurement
      • Digital Government in the e-Procurement implementation
      • e-Government principles application in public procurement
      • Public Procurement Performance Improvement Through e-Procurement
      • When will e-Procurement replaces traditional procurement?
      • e-Procurement for Strategic Procurement

       

      Submission Procedure

      Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 30, 2016, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2016, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

      Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

      All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.

       

      Publisher

      This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

       

      Important Dates

      January 30, 2016: Proposal Submission Deadline
      February 15, 2016: Notification of Acceptance
      May 30, 2016: Full Chapter Submission
      July 30, 2016: Review Results Returned
      September 15, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
      September 30, 2016: Final Chapter Submission

       

      Inquiries

      Dr. Rajesh Kumar Shakya (Email: rajesh.shakya@gmail.com; rshakya@capellauniversity.edu)

       

      Propose a chapter for this book