Procurement research: Current state and future challenges in the Nordic countries
Book chapter, 2019

Purpose - The purpose of the study is to map previous and current construction procurement research to further develop the research in the Nordic counties.
Design/Methodology/Approach - Mapping of previous and current research based on search in national database. The analysis is based on research perspectives, empirical contexts and research methods.
Findings - That the blind spots are partly overlapping, but that there is potential for knowledge transfer in some areas. There is also the potential for a Nordic research program on one or several of the blind spots.
Research Limitations/Implications - The study is limited to PhD and licentiate-thesis reports in Norway and Sweden. Further research should include the other Nordic countries and a more extensive literature review including journal articles to broaden the scope. Findings have implications on collaborative Nordic research initiatives, knowledge transfer and in a longer perspective on the level of procurement knowledge in industry and society.
Practical Implications - Findings provide a base for future research collaborations, initiatives and applications. Originality/Value - Findings provide a comprehensive understanding of construction procurement research in the Nordic countries, starting with Norway and Sweden. This understanding is needed for developing research collaborations and applications.




Procurement research

Project governance



Tina Karrbom Gustavsson

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Anna Kadefors

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Sofia Lingegård

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Ola Lædre

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Ole Jonny Klakegg

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Nils Olsson

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Johan Larsson

Luleå University of Technology

10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization; (Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, Volume 2)

978-1-83867-051-1 (ISBN)

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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

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