E-procurement Application in the Canadian Lodging Industry

About the Project

This research aimed to examine the current status of e- purchasing management applied in the lodging industry and explore factors affecting the implementation of e- procurement. First, a three-stage of E-procurement Development Model was developed as a theoretical framework. Secondly, a structured questionnaire was designed from the literature review. 172 hotels located in the GTA were contacted and 117 hotels participated in the survey. Face-to-face and telephone interviews were conducted in 2009.

About the Researcher

Dr. Zhen Lu is an associate professor at Ryerson University with a main focus on e-procurement, strategic and crisis management in the lodging and tourism industry.

Contact Information

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575 Bay Street (entrance at 55 Dundas Street West)
Room: TRS 3-175, 9th floor Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C3

Mailing Address:
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3

Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Research, Ryerson University