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Survival of contractors with previous subcontracting experience

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  • De Silva, Dakshina G.
  • Kosmopoulou, Georgia
  • Lamarche, Carlos

Abstract

We examine the impact of the type of past experience for de novo contractors on business duration. Our results show that early involvement as a subcontractor in government procurement projects increases the chance of survival.

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  • De Silva, Dakshina G. & Kosmopoulou, Georgia & Lamarche, Carlos, 2012. "Survival of contractors with previous subcontracting experience," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 117(1), pages 7-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:7-9
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.04.071
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    1. Elisabetta Iossa & Michael Waterson, 2017. "Maintaining Competition in Recurrent Procurement Contracts: A case study on the London Bus Market," CEIS Research Paper 400, Tor Vergata University, CEIS, revised 24 Feb 2017.

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    Keywords

    Government procurement; Subcontracting; Survival;

    JEL classification:

    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • H57 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Procurement
    • L74 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Construction

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