HSS-okładka-30-2023-04 - part II


innovation activity of enterprises
public procurement
innovation policy


The aim of the paper is to identify the drivers of innovation-friendly procurements. The research sample consists of 307 firms acting as contractors in public procurement in Poland. Our dataset has been constructed by utilizing data gathered in 2020 within the framework of the DIALOG 0260/20185 project, funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. We apply the logit model with the propensity for innovation related to public procurement as the dependent variable and possible drivers of innovation-friendly procurement as the independent variables. Our main findings reveal significant distinctions between firms that introduced innovations related to public procurement and firms that did not, in particular with respect to firm size and scale of activity, orientation on public sector, and cooperation with the universities.


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