A Methodology for Identifying Ways to Improve SME Access to Government Procurement Markets within the APEC Region

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Breen, John P and Demediuk, Peter (2004) A Methodology for Identifying Ways to Improve SME Access to Government Procurement Markets within the APEC Region. In: Proceedings of 9th Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute Conference (APDSI-KOPOMS KOREA 2004). Asia-Pacific Decision Sciences Institute & Korean Production and Operations Management Society.


This paper outlines the methodology used in an APEC project to identify inhibitors that restrict SME access to government procurement markets in the region, and to develop strategies and solutions to reduce these barriers. Developing SME access to government procurement markets across the APEC region is a capacity building activity that supports the principles and objectives of the APEC Bogor goals. This project was an opportunity to identify public and private sector actions to help SMEs develop their local strengths while capturing the benefits of globalisation and trade liberalisation. The paper describes the strategies and structure of a project that effectively encouraged member economies to share experiences and lessons learnt relating to SME access to government procurement. The methodology can be used in future projects concerning SMEs and international markets or other problem-solving projects where a highly visual interactive style is desirous to accommodate multiple nationalities and experiences. Theme of conference this paper was presented at: Decision Making in Emerging Market( Of Asia-Pacific Community) : What?, How? and Why?

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/6105
Official URL http://iceb.nccu.edu.tw/proceedings/APDSI/2004/pdf...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Accounting
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Current > Division/Research > Graduate School of Business
Keywords ResPubID6973, international business, public sector management, supply chain management, dynamic SME sector, small and medium-sized enterprises, private sector business
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