Public Procurement for Innovation in Small States. The Case of Latvia

  • Aleksandrs Cepilovs
Part of the Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy book series (CICETP)


Policy-makers in the EU have recently increasingly emphasised public procurement as a policy instrument to stimulate innovation. Public procurement is seen as an instrument able to fill in the gaps in the existing innovation policy-mix, thus helping to maintain competitive advantage of EU Member States in global competition. Public procurement has been widely covered in research, however, its application in a context of a small state has remained largely uncovered. This paper thus aims at bridging this gap, by analysing the potential smallness-related constraints to implementation of public procurement as a policy instrument. The empirical part introduces the case study of Latvia.


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  • Aleksandrs Cepilovs
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  1. 1.Tallinn University of TechnologyEstonia

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