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Public procurement as a policy tool: The territorial dimension

Eckersley, Peter, Flynn, Anthony ORCID:, Lakoma, Katerina and Ferry, Laurence 2023. Public procurement as a policy tool: The territorial dimension. Regional Studies 57 (10) 10.1080/00343404.2022.2134850

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We analysed 90,000 contracts involving UK local authorities between 2015-19 to examine patterns and potential drivers of regional sourcing. We found councils in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are much more likely to select suppliers based within their regions compared to their counterparts in England. We found no discernible trend of English councils increasingly preferring regional suppliers, and no correlation between party-political control and regional sourcing. We suggest contrasting institutional and political contexts determine these territorial differences and present a framework to explain supplier selection in these terms, incorporating a territorial dimension alongside more traditional left-right ideological factors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1360-0591
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 October 2022
Date of Acceptance: 5 October 2022
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2023 03:36

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