Key characteristics of SME procurement: An empirical study

James, P., Saad, M. ed, Douglas, A. and Phillips, W. (2012) Key characteristics of SME procurement: An empirical study. In: IPSERA Conference 2012, Naples, Italy, 1st- 4th April, 2012. Available from:

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This research is part of the i-Compete project on improving competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the South West of England through best practice procurement. It is jointly funded by the ERDF (through Universities South West), the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and supported by Beacon South West. This paper gives a brief overview of the literature before exploring whether the findings on SMEs in the South West of England supported or challenged that previous research

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:procurement performance, SMEs, procurement skills and best practice
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:16612
Deposited By: Professor W. Phillips
Deposited On:03 Apr 2012 12:02
Last Modified:22 Jul 2018 08:03

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