E-Procurement in Self-Governing Regions in Slovakia
The current reforms in government and public administration have to also respond to the difficult economic situation caused by the crisis. The use of information and communication technologies including electronic public procurement represent an important tool to increase economy and in some cases, efficiency, too. The goal of this article is to analyse the use of e-procurement in the conditions of Slovakia at the regional self-governing level with the aim to identify those factors influencing e-procurement use. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods and original survey data from our own research collected within the LIPSE project we defined the most important external and internal factors determining e-procurement use at the regional self-government level.
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