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Public Procurement for Innovation in Small States. The Case of Latvia

  • Aleksandrs Cepilovs


    (Tallinn University of Technology - Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance)

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    Policy-makers in the EU have recently increasingly emphasised public procurement as a policy instrument to stimulate innovation. Public procurement is seen as an instrument able to fill in the gaps in the existing innovation policy-mix, thus helping to maintain competitive advantage of EU Member States in global competition. Public procurement has been widely covered in research, however, its application in a context of a small state has remained largely uncovered. This paper thus aims at bridging this gap, by analysing the potential smallness-related constraints to implementation of public procurement as a policy instrument. The empirical part introduces the case study of Latvia.

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    Article provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.

    Volume (Year): (2013)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April-June)
    Pages: 99-136

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    Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2013:i:2:p:99-136
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