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Characteristics Of private markets and accessibility of small and medium enterprises to public procurement markets: Pharmaceuticals in egypt

Lobna Abdellatif (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.)
Mohamed Zaky (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University.)

Journal of Public Procurement

ISSN: 1535-0118

Article publication date: 1 March 2015

Abstract

The current paper explores the effect of private market characteristics on the access of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to public markets in some sectors. Using survey data of small and medium enterprises in the pharmaceutical sector in Egypt, we confirmed this effect. We found that regulations of drugs pricing and registration in the private market constrained the capacity of those firms to compete in the public markets. However, some other factors play it the other way. The policy implications of these findings indicate that governments need to account for private markets characteristics when designing support packages for smaller enterprises in public procurement markets.

Citation

Abdellatif, L. and Zaky, M. (2015), "Characteristics Of private markets and accessibility of small and medium enterprises to public procurement markets: Pharmaceuticals in egypt", Journal of Public Procurement, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 476-513. https://doi.org/10.1108/JOPP-15-04-2015-B004

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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