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Public procurement as a policy tool: using procurement to reach desired outcomes in society

Public procurement as a policy tool: using procurement to reach desired outcomes in society

This e-book of IJPSM presents six articles on public procurement. Despite their common topic, they come from different disciplinary backgrounds (public administration, economics, international business), from different continents Europe, Africa and Asia (and countries: Netherlands, France, Finland, India, Sweden, and Ghana), and use both quantitative and qualitative research methods. More importantly these six papers examine different assumptions underlying the use of public procurement as a policy tool.


Cost-effectiveness, domestic favouritism and sustainability in public procurement: a comparative study of public preferences. ,How do strategic networks influence awarding contract? Evidence from French public procurement,Public procurement as a policy tool: using procurement to reach desired outcomes in society,Public procurement for innovation and civil preparedness: a policy-practice gap,Public procurement policy for small and medium enterprises in developing countries: evidence from India,Tendering design when price and quality is uncertain,The legal regime and the compliance fa├žade in public procurement in Ghana

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