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

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  • 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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  • Aleksandrs Cepilovs, 2013. "Public Procurement for Innovation in Small States. The Case of Latvia," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, issue 2, pages 99-136, April-Jun.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:y:2013:i:2:p:99-136
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    Keywords

    public procurement; innovation; small states; Latvia; case study.;

    JEL classification:

    • H57 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Procurement
    • L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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