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Editors Edquist, Vonortas, Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, and Edler presentstudents, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a variety of contexts with a collection of academic essays andscholarly articles focused on public procurement for innovation (PPI) as a demand-side public policy instrument and its use in avariety of international contexts. The editors have organized the eleven contributions that make up the main body of the text in twosections devoted to the conceptual framework of PPI and case studies in PPI. Charles Edquist is a faculty member of Lund University,Sweden. Nicholas S. Vonortas is a faculty member of The George Washington University, Washington D.C. Jon MikelZabala-Iturriagagoitia is a faculty member of the University of Deusto, Spain. Jakob Edler is a faculty member of the University of Manchester, UK.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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 fulfil 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.