Selection of project procurement methods in the consumer electronics industry : a Hong Kong study

Ng, W.K., Zillante, George, Chan, Albert, Zuo, Jian, & Xia, Bo (2012) Selection of project procurement methods in the consumer electronics industry : a Hong Kong study. International Journal of Procurement Management, 5(3), pp. 289-315.

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Under pressure from both the ever increasing level of market competition and the global financial crisis, clients in consumer electronics (CE) industry are keen to understand how to choose the most appropriate procurement method and hence to improve their competitiveness. Four rounds of Delphi questionnaire survey were conducted with 12 experts in order to identify the most appropriate procurement method in the Hong Kong CE industry. Five key selection criteria in the CE industry are highlighted, including product quality, capability, price competition, flexibility and speed. This study also revealed that product quality was found to be the most important criteria for the “First type used commercially” and “Major functional improvements” projects. As for “Minor functional improvements” projects, price competition was the most crucial factor to be considered during the PP selection. These research findings provide owners with useful insights to select the procurement strategies.

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ID Code: 48622
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Project procurement, consumer electronics, Delphi method, Hong Kong
ISSN: 1753-8440
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Limited
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2012 23:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 15:17

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