Driving innovation - Standards and public procurement

Public procurement has been found to be an effective instrument for demand-driven innovation policy. More than 10 % of Gross Domestic Product is spent by public authorities, representing a significant share of the total demand. In some areas, like information and communication technology, public authorities are even responsible for more than a third of total sales. International Standards can, in turn, maximize the potential of public procurement in promoting innovation.


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Innovation, Public procurement, Standards

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AuthorsBlind, Knut (Rotterdam School of Management)
Publisher:International Organization for Standardization - ISO
Keywords:Innovation, Public procurement, Standards
Last update:2008