Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 79–96 | Cite as

Organising purchasing in a competitive environment

  • Tan Boon Wan


Purchasing started out as a clerical support function. Over time, with changes in the business world, it has evolved to become a crucial component of the business entity, especially in high technology industries. This article reports the results of a study which investigated how the electronic industry in Singapore organised its purchasing function in a dynamic and competitive environment.


High Technology Support Function Electronic Industry Competitive Environment Crucial Component 
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© School of Management National University of Singapore 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tan Boon Wan
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  1. 1.Department of Decision Sciences, Faculty of Business AdministrationNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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