Public Procurement as a Change Agent: The Case of the Swedish Telecommunications Market Development
2009 (English)In: The Journal of The Institute of Telecommunications Professionals, ISSN 1755-9278, Vol. 3, no 1, 31-40 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
This article investigates how public procurement can be used as a change agent to initiate and promote the development in the telecom industry. From the perspective of the buyers of telecommunication, four phases in the development of the telecom market are mapped; from full monopoly to full competition and from one specific solution for a specific function to competing technologies that can solve the same requirement. Five distinctive purchasing roles driving the development are identified based on three generic purchasing roles (rationalization, development and supplier base structuring). This longitudinal, from the 1980s to 2006, study is based on the situation in Sweden, which has been at the forefront of the transformation of the telecom sector in Europe. Obtaining a better understanding of the purchasing role beyond the actual contract in driving restructuring of the market and technological solutions is one of the important implications from this study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Midds, United Kingdom: The Institute of Telecommunications Professionals , 2009. Vol. 3, no 1, 31-40 p.
Telecommunications, offerings, public procurement, market changes, technology development, system integration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16580OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16580DiVA: diva2:158803