NTUA Professor Yannis Caloghirou, PhD NTUA Aimilia Protogerou and PhD Canditate NTUA Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos participated in the book “Public Procurement for Innovation” (Edward Elgar, 2015), in which editores where Charles Edquist, Nicholas Vonortas, Jon Mikel Zabala and Jakob Edler. In particular, they where responsible for the chapter “Public Procurement for eGovernment Services: Challenges and problems related to the implementation of a new innovative scheme in Greek Local Authorities”.
Charles Edquist, Professor, CIRCLE, Lund University, Sweden
Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor, Center for International Science and Technology Policy and Department of Economics, The George Washington University, US
Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Researcher, Deusto Business School, University of Deusto, Spain
Jakob Edler, Professor, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Y. Caloghirou, J. Edler, C. Edquist, A.T. Furtado, C. Garcia Ribeiro, L. Georghiou, Y. Li, J. Nauta, P. Panaghiotopoulos, A. Protogerou, J. Rigby, M. Rolfstam, L. Tsipouri, E. Uyarra, V. Valovirta, H. van Meerveld, N.S. Vonortas, G. Whyles, J. Yeow, J.M. Zabala-Iturriagagoitia
Abstract of the Book
This book focuses on Public Procurement for Innovation. Public Procurement for Innovation is a specific demand side innovation policy instrument. It occurs when a public organization places an order for a new or improved product to fulfill certain needs that cannot be met at the moment of the order. The book provides evidence of the potential benefits to public and private actors from the selective use of this policy instrument and illustrates the requirements and constraints for its operationalization. The book intends to significantly improve the understanding of key determinants of effective public procurement aiming to promote innovative capabilities in the supplying sectors and beyond. It provides both case studies and conceptual contributions that help extend the frontier of our understanding in areas where there are still significant gaps.
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.
‘This is a very timely book! Public procurement for innovation has become a prominent tool of demand-side innovation policy in recent years. A better understanding of the underlying assumptions and intentions, as well as the opportunities of this bundle of instruments and their limitations, is highly relevant for both innovation policy analysts, students and practitioners. The book presents the latest knowledge and insights of world-leading experts in the field of public procurement for innovation.’
Stefan Kuhlmann, University of Twente, the Netherlands, President of the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation
PART I CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Charles Edquist, Nicholas Vonortas and Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia
2. The meaning and limitations of public procurement for innovation – a supplier’s experience
Jakob Edler, Luke Georghiou, Elvira Uyarra and Jillian Yeow
3. Building capability for public procurement of innovation
4. Risk management in public procurement of innovation- a conceptualization
Jakob Edler, Max Rolfstam, Lena Tsipouri and Elvira Uyarra
5. Forward commitment procurement and its effect on perceived risks in PPI projects
Hendrik van Meerveld, Joram Nauta and Gaynor Whyles
PART II CASE STUDIES
6. Innovation and public procurement in the United States
Nicolas S. Vonortas
7. Public procurement for innovation elements in the Chinese new energy vehicles program
Yanchao Li, Luke Georghiou and John Rigby
8. Public Procurement for eGovernment Services: Challenges and problems related to the implementation of a new innovative scheme in Greek Local Authorities
Yannis Caloghirou, Aimilia Protogerou and Panagiotis Panaghiotopoulos
9. Closing the loop – Examining the case of the procurement of a sustainable innovation
Jillian Yeow, Elvira Uyarra and Sally Gee
10. Public Procurement for Innovation in Developing Countries: The case of Petrobras
Cássio Garcia Ribeiro and André Tosi Furtado
11. Lessons, limitations and way forward
Jakob Edler, Charles Edquist, Nicholas Vonortas and Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia