EVALUATION OF THE USE OF E-PROCUREMENT SYSTEM ON PROCUREMENT PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS IN GHANA

Patrick Boateng Sarpong, Du Jianguo, Abdul-Aziz Ibn Musah, Kofi Baah Boamah

Abstract


The improvement in the importance of knowledge, technology complexity, globalization and the accessibility of digital computerized data innovations are driving this transformation. This has led to an exponential growth of electronic business applications that is leading organizations to embark on huge investments in inventive technologies, for the purpose of preserving their competitive advantage in a gradual dynamic marketplace. However, business investments of IT need to be the subject of appropriate appraisal and assessment. Whilst the literature recommends potential advantages of these adoption technologies, little has been written on the nature of the business case for e-procurement usage in the public hospitals. We evaluated the use of e-procurement system and procurement practices on the performance of public hospitals in Ghana. A bootstrapping technique with 500 subsamples was adopted to investigate the statistical significance of the parameters in our self-designed model. The inner model revealed that E-procurement system usage has a statistically significant positive effect on hospital procurement practice and hospital procurement performance which supports our hypotheses.


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