Adoptive Deficiencies and E-Procurement Lag among Hospitals in Ghana: A Logistic Regression Analysis

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

The inability of public hospitals in Ghana to integrate electronic information in their supply chain systems has been a great disadvantage and affecting value for money and sustainability. Even though these government hospitals have technological equipments in operations that are closely related with e-Procurement tools, they practice the paper-based transaction system of procurement due to inadequate knowledge on e-Procurement procedures. Our study investigates the other critical barriers beside technology that are not well in place hence the lag in e-procurement adoption in these hospitals. We sampled the views of supply chain management officers in selected hospitals in Ghana and applied a fitted logistic regression model as the main analytical tool to explore the effect of constraining factors on e-procurement adoption in Ghanaian hospitals. We observed a non-negligible effect of weak financial deployment, employee motivation, organizational structure, organisational culture, related and support systems or system interoperability, management support, supplier compatibility, regulatory framework such as legal framework, operational standards and benchmarks as supplementary constraints to e-procurement adoption in the hospitals

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

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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) : 653-662
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1626146
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, " Adoptive Deficiencies and E-Procurement Lag among Hospitals in Ghana: A Logistic Regression 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.653-662, November-December-2016.
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