A Service-Oriented Agent-Based Model for Electronic Procurement

A Service-Oriented Agent-Based Model for Electronic Procurement

Manas Ranjan Patra (Berhampur University, India)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-153-7.ch009
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Globalization has evoked rethinking in organizing the business processes of many enterprises in order to keep pace with the competition and dynamic nature of the market. There has been continuing research for suitable paradigms and technologies that can facilitate efficient and yet less expensive solutions, a feature that is so important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Towards this end, the chapter presents a service-oriented framework that is based on the notion of Internet-accessible services to represent applications and to integrate business processes. This model propounds a metadata- driven approach to dynamically publish, discover, and select services in heterogeneous settings while engaging in business transactions such as e-procurement across organizational boundaries. The concept of software agents is also employed as a means to automate the activities relating to a procurement cycle. The central theme of this chapter is to motivate the adoption of a service-oriented agent-based framework which can provide an effective and efficient solution to e-procurement.

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Chapter 1
Ashis K. Pani
Over the last couple of years, e-procurement has received tremendous attention from researchers and practitioners alike. However, research on... Sample PDF
Perspectives from IOIS, EDI, and Channel Management: Research Issues in E-Procurement
Chapter 2
Kishor Vaidya
The focus of the majority of research on e-procurement has been on the possible impact of e-procurement adoption on the buyer’s interaction with the... Sample PDF
Organizational Assimilation of E-Procurement: An Institutional Perspective and the Research Model
Chapter 3
Mateja Podlogar
This chapter introduces e-procurement as a strategic tool for organizations’ competitive position in the new information economy. It argues that... Sample PDF
E-Procurement Success Factors: Challenges and Opportunities for a Small Developing Country
Chapter 4
Ramanathan Somasundaram
In this chapter, the concept of e-government procurement (e-GP), as it is being implemented in India, is explained. Furthermore, a set of six... Sample PDF
Challenges in Implementation of E-Procurement in the Indian Government
Chapter 5
Gonca Telli Yamamoto, Faruk Karaman
E-procurement practice is not well-established in emerging countries. There are barriers in terms of transportation, financial, telecommunication... Sample PDF
Barriers to E-Procurement Adoption: The Turkish Case
Chapter 6
Susanna Xin Xu, Joe Nandhakumar
This chapter investigates the dynamics of the formation and transformation of electronic supply relationships (e-supply relationships) in the... Sample PDF
Managing E-Relationships in a Supply Network
Chapter 7
Michela Serrecchia, Irma Serrecchia, Maurizio Martinelli
This chapter analyzes the digital divide in Italy and the factors contributing to this situation at both the regional and provincial levels. To do... Sample PDF
ICT Adoption in Firms by Using Endogenous Metrics
Chapter 8
Amit Agrahari
This case study looks into the evolution of various e-procurement systems at an Indian steel manufacturer, Tata Steel. This chapter argues that... Sample PDF
Analyzing E-Procurement Adoption Efforts: Case Study of an Indian Steel Manufacturer
Chapter 9
Manas Ranjan Patra
Globalization has evoked rethinking in organizing the business processes of many enterprises in order to keep pace with the competition and dynamic... Sample PDF
A Service-Oriented Agent-Based Model for Electronic Procurement
Chapter 10
Stanley Oliver, Kiran Maringanti
This chapter highlights the importance of e-procurement and the barriers affecting its widespread adoption in the context of small and medium... Sample PDF
Application of Web Services in the Context of E-Procurement: An SME Foci
Chapter 11
Aayush Shrivastava, Gautam Gupta, Pratap K.J. Mohapatra
The objective of this chapter is to study the features of reverse auction sites. Twenty-five features of 38 reverse auction sites have been studied.... Sample PDF
Complementary Features of Reverse Auction Web Sites: A Survey
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