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The impact of size on small and medium-sized enterprise public sector tendering

Flynn, Anthony, McKevitt, David and Davis, Paul (2013) The impact of size on small and medium-sized enterprise public sector tendering. International Small Business Journal, 33 (4). pp. 443-461. ISSN 1741-2870

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 success rates compared to small and medium-sized firms. These findings indicate that SMEs are heterogeneous tenderers, and point to the need for more focused research on how SME characteristics influence ability and willingness to tender.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Micro-enterprises; Public procurement; Size; SMEs; Tendering
Subjects:Business > Management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Publisher:SAGE Publications
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0266242613503178
Copyright Information:© 2013 Sage
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:20445
Deposited On:21 Jul 2015 10:58 by Anthony Flynn . Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 15:05

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