International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 11, P3435-3465 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1536835 View full text
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Oktay Karabağ, Barış Tan

Abstract: We empirically examine the impacts of the product category, the auction format, the 2008 global financial crisis, the group purchasing, the contract type, the platform ownership, and the number of participating suppliers on the buyer surplus obtained from e-auctions. To this end, we collect a unique dataset from a purchasing organization that offers e-auction solutions to its corporate customers. By using a standard Tobit model, we show that the product categories, the auction type, and the number of participa…

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