Big Science, Learning and Innovation: Evidence from CERN Procurement

33 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2018

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Massimo Florio

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM)

Francesco Giffoni

CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies

Anna Giunta

Department of Economics Roma Tre University

Emanuela Sirtori

CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies

Date Written: June 25, 2018

Abstract

We study the way in which public procurement by big research infrastructures enhances suppliers’ performance. Using survey data on 669 CERN suppliers, we built a unique data set to analyse, through an ordered logit model and Bayesian networks, the determinants of suppliers’ sales, profits and development activities. We find that collaborative relations between CERN and its suppliers improve suppliers’ performance and increase positive spill overs along the supply chain. This suggests that public procurement for innovation policies should promote cooperative relations and not only market mechanisms.

Keywords: Big Science, Public Procurement, CERN, Suppliers

Suggested Citation

Florio, Massimo and Giffoni, Francesco and Giunta, Anna and Sirtori, Emanuela, Big Science, Learning and Innovation: Evidence from CERN Procurement (June 25, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3202218

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Francesco Giffoni

CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies ( email )

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Anna Giunta

Department of Economics Roma Tre University ( email )

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Emanuela Sirtori

CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies

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Milano, 20122
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