Seen as professional intermediaries, procurement offices affect innovation: they shape the valuation of goods and the markets through which they are exchanged. Yet procurement offices seem largely incidental to the innovation efforts of others. In this article, the authors argue that enhancing the capacities of procurement offices can support responsive innovation.
Miller, A. F., Lehoux, P. (2020). The innovation impacts of public procurement offices: The case of healthcare procurement. Research Policy, 49(7).