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
|Authors||Blind, Knut (Rotterdam School of Management)|
|Publisher:||International Organization for Standardization - ISO|
|Keywords:||Innovation, Public procurement, Standards|