Public Procurement for Innovation

Cover: Public Procurement for Innovation
March 13, 2015

Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor of Economics and International Affairs

Public Procurement for InnovationEdquist, C., Vonortas, N. S., Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, J. M., & Edler, J. (Eds.). (2015, January).  Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 304 pp.

Public procurement for innovation (PPI) is a demand-side innovation policy instrument. It occurs when a public organization places an order for the fulfillment of certain functions or needs, which cannot be met at that moment or within a reasonable period of time through a new or improved product.

Providing evidence of the benefits to public and private actors from selective use of this policy instrument, this book illustrates the requirements and constraints for its operationalization. It significantly improves our knowledge of the key determinants of effective public procurement, aiming to promote innovative capabilities in the supplying sectors and beyond. It also provides case studies and conceptual contributions that help extend the frontier of our understanding in areas where there are still significant knowledge gaps.

Scholars interested in the study of innovation policies and practitioners involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of PPI will benefit from this state-of-the-art exploration.

Contributors include: Y. Caloghirou, J. Edler, C. Edquist, C. Garcia Ribeiro, S. Gee, L. Georghiou, Y. Li, J. Nauta, P. Panaghiotopoulos, A. Protogerou, J. Rigby, M. Rolfstam, A. Tosi Furtado, L. Tsipouri, E. Uyarra, H. van Meerveld,  V. Valovirta, N.S. Vonortas, G. Whyles, J. Yeow, J.M. Zabala-Iturriagagoitia.