At first sight - How is SME purchasing organised? Discussing research process, the role of customer strategies & personality of owners and purchasing improvement, based on students’ purchasing case studies within four Dutch manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Anne Staal, Gert Walhof

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Paper for the WION - Werkgemeenschap Inkoop Onderzoek Nederland - 2015, 3rd version.
Purchasing within Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) is important for the overall SME firm performance. However, purchasing within SMEs is not the same as purchasing within larger organisations and there is limited conclusive research on how to improve the purchasing performance of SMEs. This article describes research done by four bachelor students on the purchasing function within four Dutch manufacturing SMEs.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHanzehogeschool Groningen
Commissioning bodyWerkgemeenschap Inkoop Onderzoek Nederland (WION)
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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