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

Flynn, Anthony, McKevitt, David and Davis, Paul 2015. The impact of size on small and medium-sized enterprise public sector tendering. International Small Business Journal 33 (4) 10.1177/0266242613503178

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Abstract

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
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
ISSN: 0266-2426
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 October 2016
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 21:51
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/94460

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