Massimo Florio, Francesco Giffoni, Anna Giunta, Emanuela Sirtori. Big Science, Learning and Innovation: Evidence from CERN Procurement, Working Paper 225 (Collana del Dipartimento di Economia, Università degli studi Roma Tre) (online), 2017. – Vedi anche RePEc
We study the way in which public procurement by big research infrastructures enhances suppliers’ performance. Using survey data on 669 CERN suppliers, we built a unique data set to analyse, through an ordered logit model and Bayesian networks, the determinants of suppliers’ sales, profits and development activities. We find that collaborative relations between CERN and its suppliers improve suppliers’ performance and increase positive spill overs along the supply chain. This suggests that public procurement for innovation policies should promote cooperative relations and not only market mechanisms.
JEL classification: O310, O330, O380, C110
Keywords: Big Science, Public Procurement, CERN, Suppliers