Supplier involvement in new product development in the public sector:Evidence from public procurement of R&D in the UK

Selviaridis, Konstantinos and Spring, Martin (2018) Supplier involvement in new product development in the public sector:Evidence from public procurement of R&D in the UK. In: IPSERA Conference 2018, 2018-03-252018-03-28. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper investigates supplier involvement in new product development (NPD) driven by public procuring organisations. It stresses the role of small suppliers in leading the development of products that fulfil unmet public sector needs. Under high technological uncertainty, innovative SMEs can assume NPD responsibility at product level. Contracts for product development contribute to the establishment and growth of innovative small suppliers which, in many cases, would not otherwise exist. This supply network creation function is in stark contrast with supplier involvement in NPD occuring in pre-existing supply networks.

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Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title:
IPSERA Conference 2018
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124328
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Deposited On:
03 Apr 2018 10:16
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Yes
Published?:
Unpublished
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02 Oct 2020 00:31