The Role of Electronic Procurement in Enhancing Responsiveness of Procurement Management: An Empirical Study on Selected Mining Companies in Ghana

Helena Mary Boakye, David Asante, Eric Boafo Dadzie


The emergence of electronic procurement system has revolutionized the discipline of procurement management. To date, however, very little research has been carried on this subject at the Ghana mining industry. This paper examines the level of adoption and role of e-procurement in enhancing responsiveness of procurement management at the mining industry, Ghana. Purposive random sampling was employed to select 26 respondents from 13 large scale mining companies on which structured questionnaires were administered and analyzed using linear regression. The rate of e-procurement adoption appears low at the Ghana mining sector, which the study has unveiled. Quantitatively 24% (R2=0.24) part of the companies’ procurement process is being enhanced by e-procurement systems, yet resulting in efficiency and effectiveness in their procurement management. The companies’ pilot e-procurement systems with manual system to get procurement executed though much into the orthodox manual system relatively. It is then recommended that the mining companies intensify usage of e-procurement systems to get the optimum impact on procurement management responsiveness.

Keywords: E-procurement, E-procurement Adoption, procurement management, Mining sector, Ghana.

DOI: 10.7176/EJBM/11-25-07

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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