Building capability for public procurement of innovation

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Abstract

As governments are adopting public procurement for innovation as a focal instrument in their toolboxes for demand-driven innovation policies, public sector organizations are faced with a need to develop capability to manage new organizational processes. Public procurement for innovation (PPI) is a policy instrument which requires adopting novel skills and management practices.
Innovation policy-related efforts to use public procurement to promote supplier innovation will encounter intersecting goals at the level of public agencies, and are not likely to be translated into effective implementation without building required capabilities. Indeed, recent research has indicated that insufficient
management skills have accounted for failures in PPI projects. Many of these capabilities are not part of regular procurement competencies. General management also needs to adjust practices to reap the full benefits of the novel
approach, and new organizational practices extending beyond the procurement function may need to be established.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Procurement for Innovation
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Chapter3
Pages65-86
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78347-189-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-78347-188-1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeB2 Part of a book or another research book

Keywords

  • public procurement
  • innovation

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