Entering the United States Federal Procurement Market: success factors and barriers for foreign firms.


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Vehof, Tim and Ruel, Huub and Telgen, Jan (2012) Entering the United States Federal Procurement Market: success factors and barriers for foreign firms. In: Commercial Diplomacy and International Business: a conceptual and empirical exploration. Advanced Series in Management. 9, 9 . Emerald Publishers Ltd., 227 - 250. ISBN 9781780526744

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Abstract:The US federal procurement market is the largest procurement market in the world. Therefore, it is an attractive market for foreign companies to enter. Existing literature indicates the success factors and barriers for public procurement market entry in general, however not for the US procurement market. To get an in-depth understanding of the US federal procurement market entry process for foreign companies, an expert study was conducted, involving successful foreign companies, procurement market entry consultants, and US government officials. The findings indicate that company-specific factors and product-specific factors can be labeled as “qualifiers,” while relational factors can be labeled “winners
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Copyright:© 2012 Emerald
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/81302
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S1877-6361(2012)0000009012
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