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Connecting demand and supply: The role of intermediation in public procurement of innovation

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  • Edler, Jakob
  • Yeow, Jillian

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Intermediation in innovation serves to establish or improve the link between different actors with complementary skill sets or interests in order to support the generation and diffusion of innovation. This article conceptualises and analyses intermediation between supply and demand using the example of public procurement of innovation. It defines specific intermediation needs and functions in different procurement situations and outlines the pre-condition for effective intermediation. The paper combines and contributes to the growing literature on innovation intermediation and public procurement of innovation.

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  • Edler, Jakob & Yeow, Jillian, 2016. "Connecting demand and supply: The role of intermediation in public procurement of innovation," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(2), pages 414-426.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:45:y:2016:i:2:p:414-426
    DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2015.10.010
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