Supporting SMEs through government purchasing activity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58405
Title:
Supporting SMEs through government purchasing activity
Authors:
Loader, K. E. (Kim)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Teesside Business School.
Citation:
Loader, K. E. (2005) 'Supporting SMEs through government purchasing activity', The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 6 (1), pp.17-26.
Publisher:
IP Publishing
Journal:
The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Issue Date:
Feb-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58405
Abstract:
As major consumers of goods and services, governments have an opportunity to support SMEs directly through their purchasing policies. This study examines the experience of SMEs in the north-east of England in their attempt to supply UK public sector organizations, and finds that, despite recent initiatives, barriers are being experienced by the majority of SMEs surveyed. The findings suggest that both government and small business sectors face challenges, such as resolving policy conflicts, managing resource demands and facilitating organizational change, in overcoming these barriers. Further investigation is required to inform the resolution of these demands.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
procurement; public sector; purchasing; SMEs; UK
ISSN:
1465-7503
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/01/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 14/01/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorLoader, K. E. (Kim)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:51:14Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:51:14Z-
dc.date.issued2005-02-
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; 6 (1): 17-26-
dc.identifier.issn1465-7503-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58405-
dc.description.abstractAs major consumers of goods and services, governments have an opportunity to support SMEs directly through their purchasing policies. This study examines the experience of SMEs in the north-east of England in their attempt to supply UK public sector organizations, and finds that, despite recent initiatives, barriers are being experienced by the majority of SMEs surveyed. The findings suggest that both government and small business sectors face challenges, such as resolving policy conflicts, managing resource demands and facilitating organizational change, in overcoming these barriers. Further investigation is required to inform the resolution of these demands.-
dc.publisherIP Publishing-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 14/01/2010]-
dc.subjectprocurement-
dc.subjectpublic sector-
dc.subjectpurchasing-
dc.subjectSMEs-
dc.subjectUK-
dc.titleSupporting SMEs through government purchasing activity-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Teesside Business School.-
dc.identifier.journalThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 14/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardLoader, K. E. (2005) 'Supporting SMEs through government purchasing activity', The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 6 (1), pp.17-26.-
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