Exogenous and Endogenous Factors in E-procurement Adoption among Ghanaian Hospitals : A Co-Integration Analysis

Authors(5) :-Basil Kusi, Henry Asante Antwi, Gabriel Nani, Samuel Owusu Mensah, Michael Owusu Akomeah

Amidst all of the uncertainty surrounding the future of healthcare service efficiency in Ghana, the need for providers to do more things with less resources is widely considered a truism. Aware of the relative weight and significance of the supply chain, many hospitals in Ghana have initiated measures to fully adopt technology towards the performance of key healthcare activities. Using data collected from selected public hospitals in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, we recalibrate and classify the influential or stimulating factors of e-procurement adoption into exogenous and endogenous variables to determine the most influential factor. We employ a more sophisticated co-integration approach in order to observe robustness of outcome relative to the extant models. We observed that e-procurement optimization is premised on the prevalence of an ensemble of exogenous and endogenous factors including resources availability, facilitating conditions, system interoperability, supplier compatibility, regulatory framework, operational standards and benchmarks and other external/industry factors.

Authors and Affiliations

Basil Kusi
School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Henry Asante Antwi
Institute of Medical Insurance and Healthcare Management, Jiangsu University,
Gabriel Nani
College of Planning & Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 67172, Kumasi, Ghana
Samuel Owusu Mensah
School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Michael Owusu Akomeah
School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China

E-procurement, CPO, PPM, VECM, LNRa

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 630-640
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1626144
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Basil Kusi, Henry Asante Antwi, Gabriel Nani, Samuel Owusu Mensah, Michael Owusu Akomeah, " Exogenous and Endogenous Factors in E-procurement Adoption among Ghanaian Hospitals : A Co-Integration Analysis, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.630-640, November-December-2016.
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