Best Practices for Online Procurement Auctions

Best Practices for Online Procurement Auctions

Diane H. Parente (Penn State University, USA)
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Release Date: December, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 402
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-636-5
ISBN13: 9781599046365|ISBN10: 1599046369|EISBN13: 9781599046389
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Auctions have long been a popular method for allocation and procurement of products and services. Traditional auctions are constrained by time, place, number of bidders, number of bids, and the bidding experience.

With the advent of internet communication technologies, the online auction environment has blossomed to support a bustling enterprise. Up until this time, the functional inner workings of these online exchange mechanisms have only been described using anecdotal accounts. Best Practices for Online Procurement Auctions offers a systematic approach to auction examination that will become invaluable to both practitioners and researchers alike.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Auction process
  • Auction technology
  • B2B commerce
  • Bundling for online reverse auctions
  • Buyers, suppliers, and the dyad
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Collusion potential metrics
  • Current research
  • Developing trust-based relationships
  • Economic effects of electronic reverse auctions
  • Impact on supply chain management
  • Implications of online reverse auctions
  • Input characteristics
  • Internet trading platform
  • Multi-agent patterns for online auction deployment
  • Online reverse auction controversy
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Purchasing agents
Reviews & Statements

This book provides practitioners with a window to the rich world of academia and an easy tool with which to use the research in practice.

– Diane H. Parente, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

...editor Parente presents contributions dealing with the input side, such as the purchasing agent's view the voices of non-adopters, a procurement process analysis of economic effects.

– Book News Inc. (2008)
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Diane H. Parente is an associate professor of management at the Sam & Irene Black School of Business at Penn State, Erie. She received her PhD from the University at Buffalo. Her current research interests are interdisciplinary and include on-line procurement auctions, supply chain management from a multi-functional perspective, and the strategic impact of cross-functional processes. She has published in Interfaces, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Health Care Management Review, Psychological Reports, and Information Resources Management Journal, among others. Dr. Parente has previous industry experience in a variety of functional and cross-functional positions in the manufacturing, banking, and insurance industries.
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