Survival of contractors with previous subcontracting experience

Dakshina G. De Silva, Georgia Kosmopoulou, Carlos Lamarche

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Government procurement
  • Subcontracting
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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