E-procurement adoption by suppliers: a research proposal


This paper presents a current research with the aim to identify the enablers, barriers and possible solutions to e-procurement adoption by suppliers in Portugal. The literature relating to e-procurement implementation and operation is reviewed, with focus on the barriers and enablers already identified in the literature. A research methodology is proposed to study the problem, and this work will contribute to better address the issues faced by suppliers on e-procurement implementations.


e-procurement, collaboration, e-commerce, B2B, supply chain management.