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dc.contributor.advisorManning, Paul
dc.contributor.advisorTalbot, Jon
dc.contributor.authorBenn-Ohikuare, Gregory A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-15T10:06:24Z
dc.date.available2021-03-15T10:06:24Z
dc.date.issued2020-09
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/624353/G%20Benn%20Ohikuare%20FINAL%20THESIS_.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationBenn-Ohikuare, G. A. U. (2020). Category management and strategic sourcing processes in local government: A phenomenographic investigation of the lived experiences of procurement managers (Doctoral dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/624353
dc.description.abstractIncreasingly tight financial constraints have meant category management (CM) and strategic sourcing (SS) processes have been adopted and integrated into the public sectors including English local government authorities (LGAs). The extant literature, however, argues that empirical research in these areas are underdeveloped especially in relation to competency and competencies. Therefore, this study aims to qualitatively investigate the different experiences of procurement managers in LGAs in England in terms of competency for accomplishing effective job performance through the use of CM and SS processes. The research methodology adopted is phenomenography, and data were collected through semi-structured interviews from a purposive sample of ten procurement managers. The data were analyzed following phenomenographic principles to identify the referential and structural aspects of experience. Ultimately, three main conceptions of competency for accomplishing effective job performance through the use of CM and SS processes are identified: Stakeholder Management; SocioTechnical Knowledge; and Achievement Orientation. This study not only expands the research context of phenomenography, but also contributes to the understanding of procurement managers’ conceptions of competency for accomplishing effective job performance through the use of CM and SS processes. The implications for procurement professionals are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectcategory managementen_US
dc.subjectstrategic sourcingen_US
dc.subjectconceptions of competencyen_US
dc.subjectprocurement managersen_US
dc.subjectlocal governmenten_US
dc.subjectEnglanden_US
dc.subjectphenomenographyen_US
dc.titleCategory management and strategic sourcing processes in local government: A phenomenographic investigation of the lived experiences of procurement managersen_US
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen_US
dc.rights.embargodate2021-07-31
dc.type.qualificationnameDBAen_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonRecommended 6 month embargoen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US


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