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Exploring e-business technology to support improvement in the infrastructure procurement process in the Ghanaian construction industry

Adzroe, EK and Ingirige, MJB 2013, Exploring e-business technology to support improvement in the infrastructure procurement process in the Ghanaian construction industry , in: International Post Graduate Research Conference 8 – 10 April 2013, 8 - 10 April 2013, University of Salford.

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Abstract

There is growing interest globally in the conduct of construction business transactions by utilising electronic means through the Internet and or dedicated network of computers and other ICT elements. This is often referred to as e-Business technology. The infrastructure project procurement process in the Ghanaian construction industry is predominantly a paper-based transaction. This approach has several procedural limitations, notably concerning communication difficulties between project partners (consultants, architects, construction managers, quantity surveyors, engineers, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors including statutory authorities); this in most cases has led to transactional delays, inadequate communication processes, and lack of transparency in the procurement process. These issues therefore need to be addressed in order to maintain an efficient and effective infrastructure procurement system in the Ghanaian construction industry. Advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have had a significant impact on organisation’s business processes, using them as key drivers in sharing project information and other relevant business engagements. This paper is a literature synthesis based on an on-going PhD research which aims to propose a framework for e-Business Technology Transfer to the Ghanaian Construction Industry utilising International Joint Venture projects as a medium.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Publisher: University of Salford
Refereed: Yes
Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: EK Adzroe
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 18:03
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30965

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