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CPSP-K Reading List

CPSP-K Reading List



1. Mullins, L.J. (2007). Management and Organizational Behaviour (8th ed.). United Kingdom: Pearson Education.

2. Gareth, J. (2012). Organizational Theory, Design and Change: Global Edition (7th ed.). United Kingdom: Pearson Education.

3. Saleemi, N. A., & Bogonko, J. B. (2007). Management (Principles and Practices) (2nd ed.). Nairobi: Saleemi Publishers.

4. Mullins, J. L. (2011). Essentials of Organisational Behaviour (3rd ed.). New York: Prentice Hall.

5. Lysons, K., & Farrington, B. (2016). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.


1. Baily, P., Farmer, D., & Crocker, B. (2008). Procurement Principles and Management (10th ed.). United Kingdom: Pearson Education.

2. Leenders, M. R., & Johnson P. F. (2010). Purchasing and Supply Management: With 50 Supply Chain Cases (13th ed.). New York: Tata McGraw-Hill.

3. Lysons, K., & Farrington, B. (2016). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

4. Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015, Nairobi: Government Printer

5. CIPS (2015). Global Standard for Procurement and Supply. United Kingdom: Easton on the Hill, Stamford,

6. Monczka, M. R., Handfield, B. R., & Giunipero, L. (2009). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (4th ed.). U.S.A.: South-Western Cengage Learning.

7. Quayle, M. (2006). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Strategies and Realities. U.S.A.: Idea Group.


1. Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015, Nairobi: Government Printer

2. Asian Development Bank. (2018). Strategic Procurement Planning: Guidance Note on Procurement. Philippines: Mandaluyona City.  ADB. ISBN: 9789292612641/9789292612658

3. Veiko, L., Rainer, K., & Tarmo, K. (2014). Public Procurement, Innovation and Policy: International Perspectives. New York: Springer: ISBN: 978-3642402579.

4. The World Bank (2004): Guidelines: Procurement of Goods and Services by World Bank Borrowers. Washington D.C.: The International Bank for Reconstruction and  Development.

5. Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Regulations 2020, Nairobi: Government Printer

6. Khi, V. (2015). International Public Procurement: Innovation and Knowledge Sharing (6th ed.). U.S.A.: Springer International: ISBN: 9783319134338


1. Stuart, E., & Paul, W. (2012). Excellence in Public Sector Procurement: How to Control Costs and Add Value. United Kingdom: Cambridge Academic: ISBN: 978-1903499665.

2. James, M. W. (2006). Quantitative Methods for Business, Management and Finance (2nd ed.). United Kingdom: Emerald Group.

3. Barry, R., Hanna, M.E., Hale, T.S.  & Ralph, M. (2018). Quantitative Analysis for Management (13th ed.). New York: Pearson.

4. Horngren, C. T., (2011). Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (14th ed.). New York: Pearson College Division.

5. Drury, C. Management and Cost Accounting Cost Accounting (8th ed.).  Cengage Learning United Kingdom: EMEA.

6. Harper, W. M. (1995). Cost and Management Accounting (1st ed.). Pennsylvania: Trans- Atlantic Publications.

7. Lucey, T. (2010). Management Accounting (5th ed.). United Kingdom: Thomson Learning.

8. Hussein, A. (1985). Cost Accounting Made Easy, (Rev ed.). Nairobi: East Africa Educational Publishers.

9. Spencer, N. (2003). A Text Book of Costing Principles, (11th ed.). Kenya: Heinemann.

10. Benslimane,  Y.,  Plaisent,  M.,  &  Bernard,  P. (2005).  Investigating  Search  Costs  and Coordination Costs in Electronic Markets: A Transaction Costs Economics Perspective, Electronic Markets. DOI: 10.1080/101967805002087


1. O’Brien, J.  (2015). Category Management in Purchasing: A Strategic Approach to maximize Business profitability (3rd ed.). London: Kogan Page.

2. Weele, A. J. V. (2010). Purchasing &Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy Planning and Practice (5th ed.). United Kingdom: Cengage Learning EMEA.

3. Lysons, K., & Farrington, B. (2016). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

4. Burt, D.N., Dobler, D.W. & Starling, L.S. (2003). World Class Supply Chain Management: Key to Supply Chain Management (7th  ed.). Michigan: Tata McGraw.


1. Hokey, M. (2015). The Essentials of Supply Chain Management: New Business Concepts and Applications, USA: Pearson Education Limited. ISBN: 978-0134036236; 0134036239.

2. Arjan, J. (2014). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice (6th ed.). New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 978-1408088463

3. Chopra, S., & Meindl, P. (2015). Supply Chain Management (6th ed.). London: Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN: 978-0133800203.

4. Alaine, M., & Walid, K. (2016). Designing Value-Creating Supply Chains. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3319281469.

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1. Chaffey, D. (2016). E-business and E-commerce Management: Strategy, Implementation and Practice. (7th ed.). Harlow: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780582821866; 0130932884

2. Al-Aziz, A. (2014). Decision Engine for Electronic Procurement Model: Fuzzy Multi Criteria Decision Making Approach, U.S.A.: Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 9783659527241; 3659527246

3. Tobias, S. (2018). The Evolution of Electronic Procurement: Transforming Business as Usual. U.S.A.: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-331993984.


1. Wood, F., & Sangster, A. (2018). Business Accounting 1 (14th ed.). England: Pearson Education Ltd.

2. Kimunda, D. A. (1986). Text Book of Financial Accounting. Nairobi:            East African Publishers.

3. Nzomo, N. D. (1985). Basic Accounting. Nairobi: Kenya Literature Bureau

4. Pandey, I.M. (2015). Financial Management (11th ed.). New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Limited.

5. Van, J. H.C, & Wachowicz Jr, J. M. (2009).  Fundamentals of financial management (13th ed.). UK: Pearson Education Ltd.

6. Manasseh, P. N. (1998). A textbook of financial management (Rev ed.). Nairobi: McMore Accounting books.

7. Audit Manual. (2016). Leadership in Public Financial Management II: Sri Lanka Short- Term Assistance to Improve Public Financial Management Reform II. United Kingdom: Nathan Associates Inc.

8. Brandley J.F. (1965). Administrative Financial Management (3rd. ed.). United States: Hinsdale Dryden Press.

9. Peter, A. (2009). Financial Management for Decision makers (5th ed.). Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson Education.

10. Hussein, A. (1989).  A Text Book of Business Finance (2nd ed.). Nairobi: E. A. Educational Publishers.

11. Laney, E. (2014). Business Finance: Theory and Practice (6th ed.). Harlow, United Kingdom: Pearson Education Limited.

12. The Official CIPS Course Book (2009), Finance for Purchasers.


1. WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)

2. Cody, S., Blythe, C., & Peder, M., (2011). Supply chain sustainability: a practical guide for continuous improvement. New York: United Nations Global Compact.

3. Palevich, R. (2012). The Lean Sustainable Supply Chain: How to Create a Green Infrastructure with Lean Technologies (1st ed.). Pearson FT Press; ISBN-13: 978-0134097206

4. Heizer, J., Render, B., & Chuck, M. (2016). Operations Management: Sustainability and Supply Chain Management (11th ed.). London: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0134130422; 0134130421

5. UNDP: Procurement Manual, 2005

6. UNDP: Green Procurement Booklet, 1997

7. UNDP/IAPSO: Sustainable Procurement Guide, 2006

8. The Green Purchasing Network (GPN)

9. (visited on 3rd July 2015)

10. ICLEI/Sustainable Procurement

11. (visited on 3rd July 2015)


1. Jacobs, R., & Chase. R. (2017). Operations and Supply Management. (15th ed.). India: Tata Mc-Graw hill. ISBN: 978-1259666100.

2. Lee, J., Manoj, K., & Lary, P. (2015). Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains (15th ed.). London: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0133872132; 1323334750

3. Mahadevan, B. (2009). Operation Management: Theory and Practice. India: Pearson Ed.

4. Anupindi, R., Chopra, S., Deshmukh, S. D., Mieghem, J. A. V., & Zemel, E. Managing Business Process Flows: Principles of Operations Management (3rd ed.). London: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education.

5. Chase, R. B., Jacobs, F.R. & Aquilano N. J. (2007). Operations Management for Competitive Advantage (11th ed.). New Yolk: McGraw-Hill

6. Russel, R. S., & Taylor, B. W. (2011). Operations Management; Creating Value Along the Supply Chain. Hoboken: John Willy & Sons.

7. Slack, N., Chambers, S., & Johnston, R. (2010). Operations Management (6th ed.). Edinburgh: Pearson Education Limited.

8. Kumar S. A., & Suresh, N. (2008). Production and Operations Management. New Delhi: New Age International.


1. Cadle, J., & Yeates, D. (2004).  Project management for information systems (4th ed). London: Prentice Hall.

2. Gray, C. (2006). Project Management: the managerial process. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

3. Kerzner, H. (2006). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling. Hoboken: John Wiley.

4. Lewis, J. (2006). Fundamentals of project management. New York: American Management Association.

5. Lock, D. (2000). Project Management (7th ed.) Hampshire: Gower Publishing Limited.

6. Mbeche, I. (2000). Project Planning Implementation and Evaluation: A Training Manual UNCRD Textbook Series, No. 8. Nairobi: Kenya.

7. Meredith, J. (2006). Project management: a managerial approach. Hoboken: John Wiley.

8. Cleland, D. (1999). Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

9. Lysons, K., & Farrington, B. (2016). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

10. Monczka, M. R., Handfield, B. R., & Giunipero, L. (2009). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (4th ed.). U.S.A.: South-Western Cengage Learning.

11. Hussein, A. (2008). A text book of general principles of law in Kenya. Nairobi: East African Publishers.

12. Saleem, N. I. (1992). General principles of law simplified. Nairobi: N. A. Saleemi publishers.

13. Ogola, J. J., & Gitau, R. (2010). Business Law. Nairobi:  Focus Publishers Ltd.

14. Laibuta, K. I. (2006).  Principles of commercial law. Nairobi:  Law Africa Publishing (K) Ltd.

15. CIPS (2012). Negotiating and contracting in procurement and supply. Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK: Profex Publishing,

16. Sammons, P. (2017). Contract Management: Core Business Competence. United Kingdom: Kogan Page Publishers.

17. Blum, B. (2017). Contracts: Examples and Explanations (7th ed.). New York: Aspen Publishers. ISBN: 978-1454868415; 1454868414


1. Boulescu, M., & Ghita, M. V. M. (2001). Fundamentals of auditing. Bucharest: Didactic Pedagogical.

2. Boulescu, M. (2004). Control and audit of economic agents: Practical Guide. Bucharest: Tribune Publishing.

3. Lysons, K., & Farrington, B. (2016). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

4. Ulrich, W., & Marco, R. (2018). The Strategic Procurement Practice Guide: Know-how, Tools, and Techniques for Global Buyers. USA: Springer. ISBN: 978-3319576503

5. CIPS (2012). Managing risks in supply chains. (1st ed.). Easton on The Hill, Stamford, UK: Profex Publishing.

6. OECD (2013). Support for Improvement in Governance and Management. EU

7. Williams, W., & Lewis, D. (2008). Strategic management tools and public sector management. Public Management Review. DOI: 10.1080/14719030802264382

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1. Caroline, B. (2015). Strategic Procurement: Organizing Suppliers and Supply Chains for Competitive Advantage (2nd ed.). London: Kogan Page. ISBN: 978-0749472283.

2. Bonnie, K., & Kate, V. (2015). Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models for Modern Procurement (1st ed.). New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc. ISBN: 978-1137552181.


1. Rhodes, R. A. W. (1997). Understanding governance: Policy networks, governance, reflexivity and accountability. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.

2. OECD. (2005). A guide to governance of project management. Organization for economic cooperation and development.

3. Principles  and  Practices  of  Public  Procurement. (2012).  Global  Practices  for  Public Procurement Provide Pathway to Fiscal and Political Success. [Online]. Available at [Retrieved March 29, 2012]

4. Ammer, D.S. (1974). “Top-Management View of the Purchasing Function.” Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management, 10 (3): 5-15.

5. Behn,  R. (2001).  Rethinking  Democratic  Accountability.  Washington,  DC.:  Brookings Institution Press.

6. Bennis, W. (1989). On Becoming a Leader. New York. Addison Wesley.

7. Barnard, C.I. (1968). The Functions of the Executive. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

8. Burt, D.N., Dobler, D.W. & Starling, L.S. (2003). World Class Supply Chain Management:Key to Supply Chain Management (7th  ed.), Michigan: Tata McGraw.

9. Burns, J. M. (1978). Leadership. New York: Harper Torch Books.

10. Callender, G., & Matthews, D. (2002). “The Economic Context of Government Procurement: New Challenges and New Opportunities.” Journal of Public Procurement, 2 (2): 216-236.

11. Dewey, J. (1998). The Essential Dewey (vol. 1, L. Hickman & T. Alexander, Eds.). Bloomington IN: Indiana University


1. Locke, D. (2000). Global Supply Management: A Guide to International Purchasing (1st ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Publishers.

2. Rushton, A., Croucher, P.,  Baker, P. (2006).  Logistics and Distribution Management, London: Kogan Page.

3. Bowersox, D. J., Closs, D. J., & Cooper, M. B. (2010). Supply Chain Logistics Management (3rd ed); Boston, Mass: McGraw-Hill

4. Rushton, A., Oxley, J.  & Croucher, P. (2000). The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, London: Kogan Page.

5. Christopher, M. (1998), Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Strategies for Reducing Cost and Improving Service, Harlow: Prentice Hall.

6. Ballou, H. R. (2004). Business Logistics/Supply Chain Management (5th ed). New York: Prentice Hall.

7. Christopher, M. (2005). Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Creating Value-Adding Networks (3rd ed). London: FT Prentice Hall.

8. Tomasini, R. & Van Wassenhove, L. N. (2009b) Humanitarian Logistics. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

9. Van Wassenhove, L.N. (2006) Blackett Memorial Lcture. Humanitarian Aid Logistics: Supply Chain Management in high gear. Journal of the Operational Research society, 57 (5), 475 – 489.


1. Kothari, C.R. (2006). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Delhi: New Age International Publishers.

2. Rubin, A., & Babbie, E. (2005). Research Methods for Social Work (5th ed.). London: Wadsworth Thomson Learning.

3. Kathleen, M., & Jonathan, W. (2011). How to Write Dissertations and Project Reports. Harlow UK: Pearson Education Ltd

4. Mugenda, O., & Mugenda, A. (2003). Research methods quantitative and qualitative approaches. Nairobi: Act Press.

5. Schutt, R. K. (2012). Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research (7th ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.


1. Lysons, K., & Farrington, B. (2016). Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (8th ed.). New York: Pearson.

2. Burt, D.N., Dobler, D.W. & Starling, L.S. (2003). World Class Supply Chain Management: Key to Supply Chain Management (7th  ed.), Michigan: Tata McGraw.

3. of Procedures for Procurement of Consultancy services.

4. – Good Procurement Practice when buying consultancy services and the procurement of small and medium sized consultancy firms.

5.,,contentMDK:20060656~menuPK:93977~pagePK:84269~piPK:60001558~the Site PK:84266,00.html – Guidelines for selection and employment of consultants.


1. Ong’olo D. O. (2006). Public Private Partnerships (PPP) : Practice and Regulatory Policy in Kenya; The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA, Kenya)

2. Ljung, Per; Main forms of public-private partnership. Chapter 2.2 in “Energy sector reform: strategies for growth, equity and sustainability” (2007).


4. Engel, E., Fischer, R., & Galetovic, A. (2008). Public-Private Partnerships: When and How. Yale University: University of Chile

5. OECD Principles for Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure, 2007


7. National Public-Private Partnership Guidelines: Volume 2 – Practitioners’ Guide, by National Infrastructure, Government of Australia, March, 2011