KIBS for public needs

Vinogradov, D. , Shadrina, E. and Doroshenko, M. (2018) KIBS for public needs. Economia e Politica Industriale, 45(4), pp. 443-473. (doi: 10.1007/s40812-018-0106-0)

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Knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) are special in that they rely on knowledge exchange between service providers and consumers and thus intensive cooperation between the two parties is essential at all stages. This implies approaches to find the “right” provider may have to differ from those used in the sector of more homogeneous services and goods. Public procurement regulation aims to improve competitiveness, yet does this help achieving the best value for money in the procurement of KIBS? Legislative constraints on the types of admissible public procurement mechanisms may have an undesirable effect on the provider selection, meaning that services may not be purchased from the most efficient or the most suitable provider. As a benchmark, private consumers are unconstrained in their choice of KIBS providers. We exploit this difference to study the efficiency of KIBS purchases by the public sector, as compared to that in the private sector. Using the 2007 and 2011 waves of a unique survey of KIBS consumers in Russia, we find, inter alia, that the public sector reports lower satisfaction from KIBS and admits a lower level of co-production than the private sector. Our main recommendations refer to the optimal choice of public procurement methods.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Financial support from the Government of the Russian Federation, within the framework of the Basic Research Program at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, and through the implementation of the 5-100 Programme Roadmap from the National Research University Higher School of Economics, is acknowledged. This work has been funded by the Russian Academic Excellence Project “5-100”. Vinogradov and Shadrina also acknowledge support from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research: RFBR Grant No. 18-010-01166.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Vinogradov, Professor Dmitri
Authors: Vinogradov, D., Shadrina, E., and Doroshenko, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Economia e Politica Industriale
ISSN (Online):1972-4977
Published Online:01 November 2018
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
First Published:First published in Economia e Politica Industriale 45(4): 443-473
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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