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Effektivitet och legitimitet i en kommunal inköpsprocess: En fallstudie ur ett institutionellt perspektiv
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Municipal enterprises are constantly confronted with increasing demand for cost-effectiveness. During the past few years municipalities have seen opportunities for cost savings in the purchasing process. Public procurement is controlled by numerous laws and regulations which requires purchases to be executed correctly. The purpose of this study is to increase the understanding of municipalities work with the purchasing processes with the help of institutional mechanisms. To achieve a greater understanding a purchasing process has been described and critical elements have been identified. The study has adopted an actor approach in which a case study has been completed and the empirical data was gathered through a qualitative survey, qualitative interviews and observations. The critical elements identified were first analyzed by a close empirical analysis using the components for establishing internal control. Then the analysis immersed with the help of the institutional mechanisms. Legitimacy and effectiveness are concepts that are strongly associated with the municipal buying process and therefore a discussion regarding this finally took place. At last a conceptual research model has been developed to describe factors in the process that are important to consider in an analysis before improvement work. Based on the analysis performed in this study it is clear that the components for internal control affect the result of the municipal purchasing process. The study also shows that the institutional mechanisms influence on behavior is relevant to the degree of legitimacy and effectiveness achieved in the process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Ekonomi, inköpsprocessen
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-52650Local ID: 9c215dc0-71ed-44ef-b787-7d17c4796c27OAI: diva2:1026021
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Business and Economics, master's level
Validerat; 20120906 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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