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Offentlig Innovationsupphandling: Upphandling av nya lösningar
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The last ten years has increased pressure on public organizations to implement innovation. In order to enable them to address the wider social, economic and environmental challenges they face. This combined with the increased needs, complexity and scarcity of resources creates a clear understanding of the need to find new and innovative approaches to encourage innovation in the public sector. The research has shown clearly that the public demand for innovation encourages innovation. However, public procurement for innovation is far from a simple process to implement, consisting of many challenges, contradictory objectives and uncertainty. The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of how clients can promote suppliers’ innovation in public procurement for innovation. In order to fulfill the purpose was a qualitative interview study conducted at Trafikverket. Five projects were classified and selected within the reference framework procurement of new solutions, subsequently the projects were examined consisting of 18 semi-structured interviews. The results from the qualitative interview study demonstrates challenges, opportunities and potential measures in public procurement for innovation. This is included in four different themes, which are the result of the analysis and based on what the themes associated with in the projects. These themes consist of; resources, communication, planning and legal dispute. The study also highlights the importance of awareness and a will as the basic criterion for public procurement for innovation.The study contributes to the literature in public procurement for innovations in terms of demonstrating the connections between informants and thereby deliver a coherent picture of public procurement for innovation. More precisely the study demonstrated interactions positive significance for encouraging innovation. Furthermore, the problem is not located in the creation of legal guidelines, but the capabilities regarding those required for establishing public procurement for innovation. Thus can the study provide key individuals within the public procurement with the appropriate information to create the conditions to encourage innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 66 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Offentlig innovationsupphandling, upphandling av nya lösningar, infrastruktursektorn
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50595Local ID: 7d38a7ee-9024-4f11-bcbf-7753b5e6dc64OAI: diva2:1023956
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Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20160623 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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