EconStor >
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Mailand >
FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei  >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43547
  
Title:The determinants of suppliers' performance in e-procurement: evidence from the Italian government's e-procurement platform PDF Logo
Authors:Albano, Gian Luigi
Dini, Federico
Zampino, Roberto
Fana, Marta
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: PRCG - Privatisation, regulation, corporate governance 2008,49
Abstract:Participation of small businesses in the market for public contracts is widely recognized as a key policy issue. It is also commonly held that the adoption of e-procurement solutions can be effective in pursuing such an objective. To this end, we analyze the transactions completed in the period 2004-2007 through the Italian Government's e-procurement platform, that is, the marketplace managed by the Italian Public Procurement Agency (Consip S.p.A.). Although descriptive statistics indicate that micro suppliers are the most represented group of firms in the marketplace, our econometric treatment provides some evidence that the former are less successful than all other suppliers in getting public contracts. Degree of loyalty with buyers, location and the use of other MEPA negotiation tools, also emerge as relevant factors of success in the e-procurement market.
Subjects:E-Procurement
Small Suppliers
Request For Quotations
Performance
Public Contracts
Count Data
JEL:D44
H57
C16
C25
L25
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
640172245.pdf298.6 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43547

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.