A Short History of Procurement

Procurement is an old profession, yet it has attracted little attention from historians. Certainly not nearly as much as another profession with the same name and with which it is sometimes confused!

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So where does one begin a short history of procurement? What are its origins? Is procurement aligned to the growth of trade, the emergence of large organisations, to the growth of trading blocs or to globalisation? As I soon discovered, and you will too if you read on, it also depends on which part of the overall procurement picture one starts from. It is, I must warn you, a puzzle that cannot be addressed adequately in this short review.

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