Title of PhD: Innovative Public Procurement and Local Economic Development: Benefits, Opportunities and Risks Associated with Outcome Based Procurement
Supervisors: Professor John Bryson, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Neil Hopkins (Head of Strategy and Performance, Corporate Procurement Services, Birmingham City Council)
Lisa is investigating the use of public procurement to stimulate innovative activity by private firms. Her research will build on existing theory linking public procurement and innovation and theories of supply chain management. It will include an exploration of the experiences of both firms and public authorities that engage with public procurement intended to catalyse innovation, including the opportunities for innovative activity, the wider demand management and supply chain context of user-producer interactions and the barriers to using procurement to stimulate innovation in the public sector.
Lisa is undertaking an ESRC Collaborative Award in Science and Engineering (CASE) studentship, which links the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council. This collaboration is designed to produce PhD research that is of applied relevance for the non-academic partner as well as contributing to the body of academic knowledge in this area.