Public Procurement as a Means to Stimulate Innovation for a Better World: A Matter of Knowledge Management

28 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2014

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Max Rolfstam

Aalborg University - Department of Business and Management

Date Written: March 13, 2014

Abstract

Public procurement is the central sourcing mechanism evoked to directly secure the delivery of public services. It may however also be used to achieve certain social outcomes and secondary effects. This paper attempts to contribute with knowledge regarding a particular secondary effect, the role of public procurement as a means to stimulate innovation. The paper discusses public procurement of innovation as a knowledge policy in the learning economy, and scrutinizes it from a knowledge management perspective, eventually to connect aspects of learning to institutional levels.

Keywords: Public procurement, innovation, learning, knowledge management, innovation policy

JEL Classification: H57, O38,O32, L33

Suggested Citation

Rolfstam, Max, Public Procurement as a Means to Stimulate Innovation for a Better World: A Matter of Knowledge Management (March 13, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2409631 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2409631

Max Rolfstam (Contact Author)

Aalborg University - Department of Business and Management ( email )

Aalborg, DK-9220
Denmark

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