Paul Davis

Paul Davis
Dublin City University | DCU · Department of Management

PhD, MBA, MIE , BSc (Biotechnology)

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Introduction
I am currently involved in helping to develop the procurement profession through education, professional development and training. I am Chair and a Director of the Global Standard in Purchasing and Supply Management Education. I am currently working with the Health Service Executive ICT Strategy Unit in advising on strategic procurement issues and market engagement. www.pauljmdavis.com
Additional affiliations
August 2010 - December 2013
Dublin City University
Position
  • Principal Investigator
Description
  • Winning in Tendering is a strategic project aimed at transforming the public tendering experience of Small Indigenous Suppliers (SISs) in the INTERREG Ireland/Wales region.

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Publications (80)
Technical Report
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The contribution that public procurement can make to expenditure reduction and the stimulation of economic growth is the focus of increasing policy attention. Driven by budgetary pressures the State has set about reducing its public procurement bill through more astute purchasing. Not just in cost cutting, however, has public procurement a role to...
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Research consistently shows that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) struggle with public procurement processes. The aim of this paper is to extend the research agenda using the lens of supplier development. Dyadic mentoring theory is used to classify three role sets that buyers are willing to use in order to develop small firms. This paper's findi...
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Small and Medium Size Enterprises have been the subject of much scholarly research. There has however little attention been paid to the influence of size within the SME sector to the success of organisations winning public sector contracts. Micro-enterprises which make up over 50 % of the SME sector in Europe are not seen as a separate sector and a...
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This paper examines the role of theory in public procurement research. Theoretical rigour is integral to management science, yet little is known on the extent and form of theory in public procurement. With the field starting to mature, addressing this issue is timely. From conducting a systematic literature review we find that 29 percent of article...
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This paper outlines the sustainable management of the whiskey distillery by-products, known as draff and pot ale, through anaerobic digestion (AD). The substrates were pre-treated using 0.6M NaOH and high shear homogenizer for 24 hours. Substrate pre-treatment helped improve the digestabilility of lignocellulosic materials towards AD. In addition,...
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The necessity to decarbonise the whiskey distillery industry and minimize environmental pollution has triggered interest in the conversion of co-products such as pot ale into green fuels and chemicals. The disposal of pot ale to the environment creates severe environmental challenges due to its harmful composition. This study assesses the economic...
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Valorisation of organic wastes in renewable energy production has attracted a global attention in order to achieve a sustainable industrial growth. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly waste management technology and also fulfils the necessity of a sustainable fuel generation. It has much less energy...
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With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the novel Meaningful Integration of Data Analytics and Services (MIDAS) platform quickly demonstrates its value, relevance and transferability to this new global crisis. The MIDAS platform enables the connection of a large number of isolated heterogeneous data sources, and combines rich datasets inclu...
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Whiskey distillery wastewater (pot ale) is classified as a high organic content wastewater and its year-long large discharge volume makes it a suitable substrate for anaerobic digestion from environmental and economical perspectives. Prior to anaerobic digestion, a hybrid alkaline-ultrasonic pre-treatment was performed in order to alter the lignoce...
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This research is concerned with the development of a realistic model for e-procurement adoption by organisations and groups observing the Rules of Islamic Sharia (RIS). This model is intended to be based on the behavioural control, subjective norms, and the recognition of the benefits and risks of e procurement adoption. The developed model,(E-PAM)...
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Whiskey distillery waste streams consisting of pot ale (liquid residue) and spent grain (solid residue) are high strength organic wastes and suitable feedstock for anaerobic digestion (AD) from both economic and environmental stand points. Anaerobic digestion of pot ale and pot ale/spent grain mixtures (with mixing ratios of 1:1, 1:3, and 1:5 by we...
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This research is concerned with the development of a realistic model for e-procurement adoption by organizations and groups observing the Rules of Islamic Sharia (RIS). This model is intended to be based on the behavioural control, subjective norms, and the recognition of the benefits and risks of e-procurement adoption. The developed model, "E-Pro...
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Background: This paper describes the impact evaluation of a large big data platform initiative that is being undertaken in order to increase the probability of its success. The initiative, MIDAS (Meaningful Integration of Data Analytics and Services), is a European health-based Horizon 2020 project comprising a consortium of members from various un...
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Introduction The MIDAS (Meaningful Integration of Data Analytics and Services) project is developing a big data platform to maximize the use of health & social care data. The goal is to link data sources to support senior managers & policy makers in delivering services. The project includes 4 case studies, in 4 countries. As part of the evaluation,...
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Background MIDAS (Meaningful Integration of Data Analytics and Services) project is developing a big data platform to use a wide range of health and social care data to support better policy making. As part of the project evaluation, we have used Q-methodology, a well established approach, to understand the perspectives of the individual participan...
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Background: Recently the European Union, through its Horizon 2020 fund has awarded numerous research projects tasked with the development of cloud-based health technology solutions. A number of these projects have a specific focus on ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies; solutions that offer a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life...
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In this review paper, it will discuss the literature of review the adoption of acceptance new technology, since the acceptance of a new innovative system of traditional procurement or supply management processes, depends on the demographical and psychological characteristics of the target group or organisation. In this field of research Increasing...
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This paper develops and tests a model for explaining small and medium-size enterprise (SME) participation and success in public procurement. The model is informed by a capability-based view of public sector tendering that includes relational and procedural dimensions. To test the model a survey was carried out on firms competing for contracts with...
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In an emerging research area, it is imperative that best practice strategies are developed with regard to dissemination of the associated research findings. This paper is a review of strategic methods used to disseminate the results of ongoing research on two ambient assisted living technologies that are being developed with funding.
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to test the relationship between firms’ experience of small- and medium-size enterprise (SME)-friendly policy and their participation and success in public procurement. Design/methodology/approach – Hypothesised relationships between SME-friendly policy and three outcome variables – frequency of tendering, su...
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In public management a key driver of effectiveness is value for money (VfM). This paper argues that the VfM concept suffers from conceptual ambiguity, and thus ethical implications arise when VfM is used to legitimize public buying decisions. A conceptual framework, which clarifies properties and boundaries of VfM, is proposed. Empirical data colle...
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Barriers to SME participation in public procurement have been the focus of research for many years. Much less attention has been paid to the predictors of SME success. This paper examines the role that tendering capabilities - relational and procedural - play in explaining SME activity and performance in public contract competitions. Analysis of pr...
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Policies aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are now standard in public procurement. Interest in these policies has yet to be matched by evidence on their implementation. Using an institutional perspective, we examine the extent to which public buyers have complied with SME-friendly policy recommendations. The results, whi...
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This article examines the relationship between firm size and public sector tendering. The findings show that size, measured by employee number, significantly influences small and medium sized enterprises’ (SMEs) tendering resources, behaviour and success; as such, micro-enterprises are resource-disadvantaged, tender less often and have lower succes...
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Small- and medium-sized enterprise-friendly policies are central to public procurement. The extent to which these policies have been put into practice has gone largely untested. To address this gap, a survey of SMEs’ reported experiences of policy implementation was conducted. Ireland served as the research context. Policy implementation was found...
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It is imperative that public procurement opportunities are made equally accessible to all size businesses to ensure a fair and level competitive playing field. “Innovation,” as the creative process of exploiting new ideas, has become widely recognized as playing a central role in the economic recovery of Europe and so too are the small and medium s...
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Purpose – Using the lens of mentoring theory the authors test the extent to which public buyers informally support suppliers and the influence of organisational context on mentoring support. The paper aims to discuss these issues. Design/methodology/approach – Principal component analysis was used to analyse questionnaire responses from over 300 p...
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Trade is one of the most important and the oldest transactions in the history. Countries cannot be strong and dependent, unless their economic, social and political relations are very good. Trade process have played an active role not only in the movement of money and goods, but also in the convergence civilizations, cultures, religions among peopl...
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It is widely claimed that the lean supply concept has enabled both buyers and suppliers to engage in collaborative relationships based on mutual dependencies and shared risk and reward. The concept has ultimately allowed both parties to engage in the collective identification and elimination of waste across the broad range of activities that determ...
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The Design, Development and Supply Management of a new product are hard and complicated tasks which require knowledge in several disciplines such as Engineering, Research and Development, Marketing and Human Resources. Acquiring these tasks by engineering students represents a major advancement in preparation for real life as future engineers. All...
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Purpose ‐ The aim of this paper is to explore how micro-enterprises interact with public procurement systems. The paper seeks to give public procurement managers a better understanding of how micro-enterprises approach the procurement process. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The sample consists of microenterprises competing for public procurement con...
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The Design, Development and Supply Management of a new product are a hard and complicated task which requires knowledge in several disciplines such as engineering and development, Marketing and Human Resources. Acquiring these tasks by engineering students represents a major advancement in preparation for real life as future engineers. All these ta...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore the factors that influence buyer decision-making in public procurement. The objective is to better understand the processes and conditions that support different supply arrangements, which maximise SME participation. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses case study evidence of contract awards ac...
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Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) involvement in the marketplace for public sector contracts has been the subject of scholarly interest for some time. Studies undertaken to date have largely concentrated on SME resource disadvantage relative to large firms in competing for and winning public sector contracts. Much less attention has been paid...
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This study reports on the results of a nationwide survey of public procurement in Ireland, carried out against a backdrop of central government reform initiatives. The survey was designed to address a knowledge deficit among academics, policy makers and practitioners on the form and functioning of public procurement in Ireland. Thus, a mapping of p...
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In the last decade, oil and gas market is increasingly becoming competitive, fast-stepped, and worldwide. Contracts management plays a key role in the oil and gas industry. Libya is considered as the twelfth largest exporter of oil in the world. The competitiveness of the global market has pressurised most of these companies to adopt advanced techn...
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There is currently much debate about the meaning of competency and its importance to professionalization. This article explores the personal meaning and importance of competency from the perspective of public buyers and managers in Ireland and the UK. Using an in-depth mixed method research design, we propose a typology of public procurement compet...
Technical Report
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The objective of the report was to design a Best Practice Guide for contracting authorities to encourage procurers to structure their procurement procedures in a manner that facilitates increased participation by small and medium size enterprises.i The Best Practice Guide is based on the findings and research unearthed by the Are Tenders on Your Ra...
Technical Report
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The objective of the study was to carry out a review of current procurement practices and to make recommendations for best practices in the procurement of medical devices in Ireland. The review of current procurement practices was based on two approaches, an overview of the current literature and international practice of procurement and a review o...
Data
This is the dataset from the national public procurement buyers survey for 2012
Data
this is the dataset for the national public procurement supplier survey for 2012
Raw Data
This is the results of the national survey of public procurement buyers in ireland from 2011
Data
This is the file of results for the national survey of public procurement suppliers from 2011
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This thesis sets out to examine how the role and impact of technology, in the context of the public procurement process, can be assessed by addressing it as a single bounded structural entity. The thesis specifically examines the procurement process in the Irish Health Sector. This thesis takes the view that context for the procurement process is c...
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teaches strategic management and his research interest is in the area of teaching technologies and also in corporate governance. He has extensive industry experience in the area of teaching technologies and academic and other publishing.
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This paper examines a situation whereby a process change in one division of an organization, through a cause and effect chain, resulted in the organization overbilling a customer. The paper examines the mechanism by which the overbilling occurred and discusses the organization's response when overbilling was brought to its attention. The paper uses...

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Many pieces of research in the area of public procurement focus on Small to Medium Size Enterprises, but there seems to be a paucity of research in the area of micro-enterprises within the same field. Is this common across other fields as well?
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I ask this because as the volume of research increases and conferences where that research is published flourishes. I am curious to know does the time for publication and that process of review make the research better or rather do we hinder the active engagement in debate on the research as it takes place.

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Projects (6)
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GERONTE - streamlined GERiatric and ONcological evaluation based on IC TEchnology for holistic patient-oriented healthcare management for older multimorbid patients is coordinated by Prof. Pierre Soubeyran at Université de Bordeaux and involves a consortium of 10 partners from 7 countries in Europe. The project has received funding from the European Commission under H2020 grant agreement 945218. It started on 01 April 2021 for an inital duration of 5 years. More information: geronteproject.eu
Archived project
To support the idea of procure and tendering electronicly
Archived project
This project pulls together papers and findings carried out on technology impact measurements