Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/7318
Title: Procurement policy and SME participation in public purchasing
Authors: Hoekman, Bernard
Taş, Bedri Kamil Onur
Keywords: Public procurement
SME participation
Good practice
Regulation
Lot size
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: This study investigates the relationship between regulatory policies governing public procurement and participation by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), using a large dataset on European procurement. We find that better quality procurement regulation is associated with greater SME participation and higher probability that SMEs win contracts. Dividing contracts into smaller lots, a key feature of 2014 EU procurement regulation reform, bolsters participation by SMEs but only increases the probability of SMEs winning contracts for small value lots (euro25,000 or less). Our results suggest governments seeking to enhance participation by SMEs in public procurement without explicitly favoring SMEs can do so by improving the overall quality of procurement processes.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-020-00414-z
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/7318
ISSN: 0921-898X
1573-0913
Appears in Collections:İktisat Bölümü / Department of Economics
Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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