nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2021‒03‒08
five papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Tartu Ülikool

  1. Characterization of Best Practices for Customer/Supplier Collaboration in Co-innovation Projects By Carlos Abraham Moya; Mauricio Camargo; Carlos Moya; Vincent Boly; Laure Morel; Daniel Galvez; Mauricio Camargo
  2. The local economic impacts of regeneration projects: evidence from UK’s single regeneration budget By Gibbons, Stephen; Overman, Henry G.; Sarvimäki, Matti
  3. Infrastructure aid for resource trade? The crossroads of strategy and sustainable development By Handrik Kruse; Thaís Núñez Rocha; Camélia Turcu
  4. Designing Conditional Schemes for Green Industrial Policy under Different Information Structures By Guy Meunier; Jean-Pierre Ponssard
  5. Mind the clock: an evidence-based approach to the implementation of Next Generation EU By Crescenzi, Riccardo; Giua, Mara; Valeria Sonzogno, Giulia

  1. By: Carlos Abraham Moya (ERPI - Equipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs - UL - Université de Lorraine); Mauricio Camargo (ERPI - Equipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs - UL - Université de Lorraine); Carlos Moya; Vincent Boly (ERPI - Equipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs - UL - Université de Lorraine); Laure Morel (ERPI - Equipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs - UL - Université de Lorraine); Daniel Galvez (Departamento de Ingenieria Industrial - USACH - USACH - Universidad de Santiago de Chile [Santiago]); Mauricio Camargo
    Abstract: High market competitiveness and a lack of internal resources and knowledge make companies increasingly interested in open innovation, being the collaborative innovation projects with suppliers one of the most widely used initiatives. However, the collaborative process is difficult to manage given the diversity of factors to consider when mixing different organizational cultures, resources, competencies, and experiences. One way to support the process is through the management of related good practices. Therefore, based on a review of the literature and international standards on open innovation or collaboration, this document identifies five dimensions and 18 practices of the customer-supplier collaborative innovation process. The identification of these good practices allows the characterization of the customer/supplier collaboration process in innovation projects and allows the establishment of a reference framework for the creation of an evaluation model.
    Keywords: co-innovation,framework,customer/supplier collaboration,best practices
    Date: 2020
  2. By: Gibbons, Stephen; Overman, Henry G.; Sarvimäki, Matti
    Abstract: Many governments aim to improve the labour market outcomes of people living in deprived areas through "place-making" initiatives. Economists are often sceptical about the effectiveness of such policies, but empirical evidence on their impacts remains limited. We examine the impact of building subsidised business floor space in deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. Our estimates suggest that while the £8.2bn investment into these projects increased the number of jobs located in the targeted neighbourhoods, it did little to improve the employment of local residents.
    Keywords: single regeneration budget; regeneration; employment; neighbourhoods; urban policy; ES/J021342/1; ES/G005966/1; APC paid from UKRI fund
    JEL: R11 J08 H50
    Date: 2021–03–01
  3. By: Handrik Kruse (Univ. Orléans, CNRS, LEO and Labex Voltaire, FRE 2014); Thaís Núñez Rocha (Univ. Orléans, CNRS, LEO and Labex Voltaire, FRE 2014); Camélia Turcu (Univ. Orléans, CNRS, LEO and Labex Voltaire, FRE 2014)
    Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the claim that rich countries use development aid to ensure access to natural resources. We provide a theoretical model that suggests that even an altruistic donor may be inclined to allocate a higher share of their aid expenditure on infrastructure and other trade promoting measures if they rely on the recipient’s resource exports for their own production. We use a panel dataset from 2001 to 2011. Our results suggest that bilateral resource trade on average positively affects the number of infrastructure projects and the average size of projects. The effect seems to be driven mostly by fuels and road infrastructure projects. While the effect of resources is weaker for landlocked countries, we find that the transport capacity of the recipient’s fleet of bulk carriers —used in the maritime transport of many resources— reinforces the effect of resources on infrastructure aid. Finally, we find a decreasing influence of resources over time.
    Keywords: Foreign Aid, Resource exports, Political Economy, Trade costs, Infrastructure
    JEL: F
    Date: 2020
  4. By: Guy Meunier; Jean-Pierre Ponssard
    Abstract: We assume that a project requires an initial outlay and may either succeed or fail. The probability of success depends on its type and on the effort of the firm. Only in the case of success do private and external benefits appear. The paper analyzes the optimal design of subsidies under different information structures the state agency and the firm may have over the characteristics of the project. It is proved that under symmetric information structures rewarding success is optimal while, ordinarily, under asymmetric ones, rewarding failure is optimal. While reward success encourages effort, rewarding failure mitigates windfall profit. In asymmetric structures, the second feature dominates. These results emphasize the crucial significance of properly identifying the underlying structure in designing an efficient incentive scheme. The policy relevance of our analysis is discussed in the context of risky programs such as those for the energy transition associated with COVID recovery plans.
    Keywords: green innovation, public financing, information structure, conditional schemes
    JEL: O38 D25 D82 H25
    Date: 2021
  5. By: Crescenzi, Riccardo; Giua, Mara; Valeria Sonzogno, Giulia
    Abstract: This paper develops an evidence-based approach to the selection and prioritisation of Next Generation EU (NGEU) projects for timely implementation and impact of the Recovery Plan for Europe. The analysis of a large sample of projects, currently funded by the EU with the same priorities and objectives of NGEU, suggests that a timely implementation should be driven – within the EU Commission coordination framework - by national governments liaising directly with their citizens through participatory procedures, involving relevant stakeholders. Simplified implementation procedures with clear spatial targeting and limited involvement of regional authorities are necessary conditions for the avoidance of implementation delays.
    JEL: F3 G3 N0
    Date: 2021–03–01

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