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Key characteristics of SME procurement: An empirical study

James, Peter; Saad, Mohammed; Douglas, Andrew; Phillips, Wendy

Authors

Peter James Peter.James@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Operations Management

Mohammed Saad Mohammed.Saad@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Innovation & Technology Mgm

Andrew Douglas



Abstract

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

Citation

James, P., Saad, M., Douglas, A., & Phillips, W. (2012, April). Key characteristics of SME procurement: An empirical study. Paper presented at IPSERA Conference 2012

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name IPSERA Conference 2012
Start Date Apr 1, 2012
End Date Apr 4, 2012
Publication Date Apr 1, 2012
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords procurement performance, SMEs, procurement skills and best practice
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : IPSERA Conference 2012

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