Public procurement used as an innovation policy instrument has attracted attention the last decade. It has been argued that public procurement can be used to stimulate innovation from the demand-side. This paper problematizes ‘demand’ understood as a problem defined by a public procurer given to potential suppliers to solve. By drawing on a cross-case analysis of two similar projects the paper attempts to explicate an understanding of the role of public procurement of innovation not primarily as a ‘demand-side innovation instrument’, as such thinking might run the risk of ignoring important underlying mechanisms critical for success. Instead the paper views public procurement of innovation as an instrument of endogenous- exogenous knowledge conversion.
|Status||Udgivet - 2013|
|Begivenhed||22nd Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference - Audencia, Nantes, Frankrig|
Varighed: 24 mar. 2013 → 27 mar. 2013
|Konference||22nd Annual International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA) Conference|
|Periode||24/03/2013 → 27/03/2013|