Journal of Public Procurement: Volume 21 Issue 3


Table of contents - Special Issue: Public procurement as a government policy lever

Guest Editors: Christine Harland, Michael Eßig, Jane Lynch, Andrea Patrucco

Effects of public procurement of R&D on the innovation process: evidence from the UK small business research initiative

Kostas Selviaridis

The study aims to investigate how pre-commercial procurement (PCP) influences the activities, capabilities and behaviours of actors participating in the innovation process. Unlike…

Gender-responsive public procurement: strategies to support women-owned enterprises

Barbara Orser, Xiaolu (Diane) Liao, Allan L. Riding, Quang Duong, Jerome Catimel

This paper aims to inform strategies to enhance public procurement opportunities for women-owned small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). To do so, the study examines two…


Governance quality and public sector procurement of infrastructure projects in developing countries: evidence from Nigeria

Christian Asuquo, Adeniran Lashinde, Emmanuel Adu

In developing countries, governance structures are reputed to be weak, and infrastructure procurement is largely achieved through public sector financing. This study aims to…

The impact of “procurement with impact”: measuring the short-term effects of sustainable public procurement policy on the environmental friendliness of tenders

Jacco Robbert Jan van Berkel, Fredo Schotanus

This paper aims to study the short-term effects of a new procurement policy document on the inclusion of environmental requirements and green award criteria in tenders. The policy…

Broader outcomes in procurement policy – a case of New Zealand pragmatism

Barbara Allen

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the underpinning ideas of public procurement allowed for broader outcomes – a more strategic form of public procurement – to…

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