Dynamic capabilities view on value creation in public procurement

Elina Karttunen, Aki Jääskeläinen, Iryna Malacina, Katrina Lintukangas, Anni Kaisa Kähkönen, Frederik G.S. Vos

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Purpose: This study aims to build on the dynamic capability view by examining dynamic capabilities associated with public value in public procurement. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative case study approach is used in this study. The interview and secondary data consist of eight cases of value-creating procurement from four public organizations. Findings: The findings connect dynamic capabilities and public value in terms of innovation generation and promotion, well-functioning supplier markets, public procurement process effectiveness, environmental and social sustainability and quality and availability of products or services. Social implications: Dynamic capabilities in public procurement are necessary to improve public procurement. Originality/value: This study extends understanding of how sensing, seizing and transforming capabilities contribute to public value creation in both innovative and less innovative (i.e. ordinary) procurement scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-141
Number of pages28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2024
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Public procurement
  • Public sector
  • Value

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration


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