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Competing agendas in public procurement: An empirical analysis of opportunities and limits in the UK for SMEs

Pickernell, David; Kay, Adrian; Packham, Gary; Miller, Christopher


Government procurement policy in the UK is an uneasy mixture of different policy legacies, where the dominant objectives of cost-efficiency and value for money compete with alternatives which emphasise public procurement as central to innovation policy and/or a critical demand-side instru- ment in local and regional economic development. Quantitative analysis of which types of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) benefit, and how, from different levels of government as a customer is,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and Planning C
DOI: 10.1068/c10164b


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