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Defence Procurement: Theory and UK Policy

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  • De Fraja, Gianni
  • Hartley, Keith

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Since the early 1980s, competition as a means of obtaining best value for money has dominated UK defence procurement policy. This paper describes the UK defense equipment market and the procurement problem. There are sections on the economic theory of procurement, contracting, regulation and competition. The conclusion evaluates UK defence procurement policy and assesses some of the policy issues for the 1990s. Copyright 1996 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Review of Economic Policy.

Volume (Year): 12 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 (Winter)
Pages: 70-88

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Handle: RePEc:oup:oxford:v:12:y:1996:i:4:p:70-88

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  1. Diane Dawson & Maria Goddard, 1998. "Longer-term agreements for health care services: what will they achieve?," Working Papers, Centre for Health Economics, University of York 157chedp, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.
  2. Michele Santoni, 2002. "Discriminatory Procurement Policy with Cash Limits," Open Economies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 13(1), pages 27-45, January.
  3. Ian Jackson, 2004. "The future of the defence firm: the case of the UK aerospace industry," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(6), pages 519-534.
  4. Michele Santoni, 2001. "Discriminatory procurement policy with cash limits can lower imports: an example," Departmental Working Papers, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano 2001-03, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods at Università degli Studi di Milano.
  5. Arman Avadikyan & Patrick Cohendet, 2009. "Between market forces and knowledge based motives: the governance of defence innovation in the UK," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, Springer, vol. 34(5), pages 490-504, October.

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