The electronic procurement of ideas
by Paul Beynon-Davies, Michael D. Williams, Ian Owens, Rebecca Hill
International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2004

Abstract: This paper focuses on two non-traditional but important domains for electronic procurement – electronic government and electronic democracy. In particular, we describe how electronic consultation, an important form of electronic democracy, is being used to procure ideas from partnership organisations and citizenry and hence support the policy formulation processes at a devolved regional assembly in the UK. Such forms of intellectual procurement are seen by many to be significant ways in which government may re-engage with its populace and address issues of social exclusion in the area of democratic participation.

Online publication date: Fri, 21-May-2004

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