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Electronic Government Procurement in the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: An Opportunity for Increased Transparency and Accountability?

Khorana, S. and Kerr, W.A., 2021. Electronic Government Procurement in the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement: An Opportunity for Increased Transparency and Accountability? Journal of World Trade, 55 (1). (In Press)

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Abstract

The use of electronic government procurement systems has grown in recent years. Policy makers are increasingly employing e-government procurement tools to generate competition, increase transparency, streamline procuring processes and cut red tape to improve governance. This paper examines the rationale for e-government procurement provisions in bilateral trade agreements and highlights the benefits from using electronic systems. Using the case of the EU-Vietnam trade agreement we elaborate on how electronic government procurement can be a mechanism to enhance transparency and accountability, and reduce opportunities for corruption in Vietnam.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1011-6702
Uncontrolled Keywords:e-procurement, transparency, free trade agreements
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:34966
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 14:53
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 14:53

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