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The Evolution of Small Business Preferences in the United States and Selected Lessons Learned for the European Union

William Kirkwood


This paper examines the roots of US policy and programs for providing aid to small business and its evolution from facilitative small business programs targeted at protecting the industrial base into a large, complex preference programs. Possible lessons learned from the U.S. experience are offered to help other nations develop their small business programs.

William T. Kirkwood is pursuing his Master of Laws in Government Procurement Law at The George Washington University Law School. He would like to thank Professor Christopher R. Yukins for his assistance in preparing this work. DOI: 10.21552/epppl/2016/4/9


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