In introducing nine recently published reports, Abramson, executive director of the IBM Endowment for The Business of Government, and Harris, also with IBM, point out how government is shifting from buying goods to buying services, to a partnership relationship, and to electronic procurement. Other contributors discuss trends in this area and the specifics of online buying. Lacks an index. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The ninth book in the IBM Endowment Series on the Business of Government, The Procurement Revolution continues the tradition of timely and vital information dissemination, which the series has come to stand for. Focusing on the profound and revolutionary changes the government has had and will have to make in its approach to procuring goods and services, this book strives to capture the creativity and energy that can and should be brought to government procurement.