Dear OSCM colleagues,I am posting the following SI information on behalf of my colleagues. Thus, please direct any detailed questions directly to them:"We would like to bring to your attention a call for papers on a Special Issue in Journal of Public Procurement on the topic of "The Role of Public Procurement in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic".This special issue aims at providing a platform for discussion and research on the topic of public procurement in the healthcare sector by answering the following questions: What has been/is the role of Public Procurement in facilitating the management of the COVID-19 pandemic? How can Public Procurement be leveraged to manage health crises?
The special issue will cut across different areas of research relating to public procurement for health services. The Special Issue welcomes empirical research built on either primary survey data or secondary data, and case studies providing examples of how to optimize public purchasing processes. We also welcome conceptual papers (e.g. critiques of existing theories/frameworks which may not prove relevant/useful in times of crisis).
For details of the call, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/jopp/special-issue-role-public-procurement-responding-covid-19-pandemic
Key dates: Submission of manuscripts: 31st October 2020
First round of feedback to authors: 31st January 2021
Expected publication date: Issue 3/2021Team of guest editors:Prof. Carmela Di Mauro, University of Catania, Italy
Prof. Katri Kauppi, Aalto University School of Business, Finland (katri.kauppi[at]aalto.fi)
Prof. Louise Knight, University of Twente, Netherlands"