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Evaluating eReverse auctions (EeRA): A case research note

2007-03-01
Hackney, Ray
Loesch, Andrea
Irani, Zahir
Ghoneim, Ahmad
Özkan Yıldırım, Sevgi
Purpose – To evaluate issues relating to the implementation of electronic reverse auctions (eRA) within local government procurement processes. Design/methodology/approach – The methodology is a structured case analysis approach to enable qualitative data to be modelled through a visual toolset simulation. Findings – The paper identifies a set of business scenarios to demonstrate the impact of different eRA strategies in this respect. Practical implications – The case research described in this paper proposes a detailed, achievable and valid approach to evaluating the complex issues associated with eRAs. Originality/value – The outcome of the investigation will provide valuable insights into the complexities associated with the eProcurement process.