Innovation encouraging public procurement in civil engineering: Different roads leading to different Romes

Bart Lenderink

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

Innovation encouraging public procurement strategies are highly relevant as a means to address the increasing societal and environmental challenges we are facing now and in the near future. A qualitative research approach is used in this research to investigate use of public procurement to encourage the development and/or application of innovations in civil engineering projects and programmes. The thesis provides four main scientific contributions: First, it contributes to the debate on the usage of concepts, terms and approaches with respect to the use of different strategies and methods to encourage innovation through public procurement by providing a structured literature review. Second, it contributes to the debate on how the terms innovation and innovativeness can be operationalized within the context of a civil engineering project. Third, it contributes to the debate on how different types of innovation can be encouraged through public procurement in civil engineering projects and programmes, including the development of radical innovations. Fourth, it contributes to the debate on how the government can encourage innovation through the development of a typology and guidelines for the selection of innovation encouraging public procurement strategies within the field of civil engineering.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Halman, Johannes I.M., Supervisor
  • Voordijk, Johannes T., Supervisor
  • Dorée, Andries G., Supervisor
Award date1 Dec 2022
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5469-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Public procurement
  • Innovation
  • Civil engineering
  • Public procurement of innovation

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