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Buying innovation in public procurement : cross-country learning

Senden, S.R.R. (2015) Buying innovation in public procurement : cross-country learning.

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Abstract:Public procurement is a powerful tool to further other policy objectives of governments such as innovation. When countries introduce a policy on innovation through public procurement, they may learn from successes and failures in other countries. This exploratory study aims to investigate the concept of cross-country learning on public procurement on innovation. A threefold methodology was used that consisted of (1) an extensive review of scientific literature complemented by (2) a thorough examination of policy documents and (3) interviews with some leading public procurement experts from 10 countries including both developing and developed countries. The main findings indicate that there is no hard evidence for cross-country learning and that the lessons learned remain largely implicit. This indicates that countries either do not learn a lot from each other or it is not considered appropriate or worthwhile to mention.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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