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IPPC6: Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th August 2014
Dublin, Ireland

Public Procurement remains a key focus for policy makers in this time of global downturn and austerity. As such both academics and practitioners have a desire to share their research and practice in and open and transparent environment. In Dublin, August 2014, the Sixth International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC6) will take place. The IPPC is the largest international public procurement conference globally dedicated to academic discussion and practitioner engagement. Over the last 10 years having built its profile in attracting partcipants from over 60 countries, it is hoped that the conference in Dublin will exceed this. . more

Best Paper Awards:
There are three best paper awards, with $3,000 for the 1st best paper, $2,000 for the 2nd best paper, and $1,000 for the 3rd best paper. In addition, there are awards for students’ and practitioners’ best papers. Following are three best papers from IPPC5. more




IPPC5: Best Papers

Best Paper Awards:
Since its inception, IPPC has a Best Paper Awards Program, sponsored by PrAcademics Press. Best papers were peer reviewed by the Scientific Committee and then selected by a Best Paper Committee. Following are three best papers. 

1st Place (Cash Prize: $3,000): Paper Title: “Innovation Procurement as Projects” by Jillian Yeow and Jakob Edler
Jillian Yeow, Ph.D., is a Research Associate, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Manchester Business School. Her research interests are in project-based forms of organization and virtual work, particularly relating to the management of innovation in such contexts. Jakob Edler, Ph.D., is a Professor, Manchester Business School, and Executive Director of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. His research interests are in science and innovation policy analysis and evaluation, with a focus on demand-based innovation policy.

2nd Place: Paper Title (Cash Prize: $2,000):  “Measuring the Efficient Management of Public Works Contracts: A Non-Parametric Approach” by Calogero Guccio, Giacomo Pignataro and Ilde Rizzo
Calogero Guccio, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business, University of Catania, Italy. His research interests are in health economics, public economics, and microeconometrics. Giacomo Pignataro, Ph.D., is a Professor, Department of Economics and Business. His research interests are in health economics, public finance, and public procurement. Ilde Rizzo, Ph.D., is a Professor, Department of Economics and Business. Her research interests are in cultural economics, public procurement, and health economics.

3rd Place: Paper Title (Cash Prize: $1,000):  “The Excessive Profits of Defense Contractors: Evidence and Determinants” by  Chong Wang and Joseph San Miguel
Chong Wang, Ph.D., and Joseph San Miguel, Ph.D., are Assistant Professor, and Professor, respectively, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Wang’s research interest is in financial accounting and corporate finance. Dr. San Miguel’s primary research interest is strategic enterprise management.


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