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dc.contributor.advisorFisher, Ron
dc.contributor.authorDza, Mawukoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:28:33Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:28:33Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366317
dc.description.abstractThe procurement function of universities in most developing countries has not been well researched. Within the procurement function, the role of service-dominant (S-D) logic is growing in interest. This thesis applies S-D logic to the procurement function in universities within a developing country context. The research investigates how the application of S-D logic into the procurement function can lead to improved procurement performance in universities. Emanating from the seminal work of Lusch and Vargo (2004a), S-D logic is perceived as a progressive business concept capable of creating value by transforming business processes and practices. Proponents of S-D logic argue that because firms do not possess all the resources necessary to be productive, there is the need to collaborate with other actors in business engagements to have shared access to resources in order to jointly create value (Vargo, 2008). The procurement function, a key component of supply network processes, ensures that goods and services are sourced and obtained. However, in order to ensure optimal performance processes need to be managed effectively. The procurement function in Ghana is transitioning from a back-office non-strategic activity to an effective socio-economic function, with the ability to influence decisions and create wealth for governments and the private sector alike (Knight et al, 2007).en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsProcurement function in universitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsService-dominant (S-D) logicen_US
dc.subject.keywordsUniversity administration, Ghanaen_US
dc.titleApplying Service-Dominant Logic into the Procurement Function in Ghanaian Universitiesen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business Schoolen_US
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorGapp, Rod
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1411428788326en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.griffith.authorDza, Mawuko


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