Impact of e-procurement in the construction industry SMEs of Ireland

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Elsanosi, Ahmed
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MBA in Project Management
Dublin Business School
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The purpose of this research was to investigate and analyse the impact of e-procurement on project performance of construction SMEs in Ireland. This research has carried out primary research and quantitative research has been carried out from the project managers working different construction SMEs in Ireland. The sampling criteria used to identify the research participants was non-probability sampling. The total number of respondents who participated in the research 50. Due to time constraint and accessibility issues, not more respondents could be included in the research. SPSS has been used to analyse the statistical data. The results from primary data findings showed positive impact of different factors influencing the adoption of e-procurement in construction Industry of Ireland. The Literature review as well as primary data findings showed the impact of new technological implementation on the supply chain processes within construction industry. Additionally, it was noticed from a research study that in order to gain competitive advantage in the industry, most of the businesses are transforming their sourcing and procurement practices through electronic procurement that allow them to achieve operational efficiency, better accountability, convenience, and cost reduction.