3 May 2019

Niels Uenk is a researcher and consultant at the PPRC

Paper Niels Uenk awarded ‘best paper on public procurement’ on IPSERA Conference

Paper Niels Uenk

A paper on home care services, by Niels Uenk, of Utrecht University and the Finnish researcher dr. Suvituulia Taponen is awarded as ‘best paper on public procurement’ on the 29th IPSERA Conference in Milan.

IPSERA is een internationaal, multidisciplinair netwerk van academici die zich bezig houden met onderzoek en onderwijs op het gebied van inkoopmanagement. Het jaarlijkse congres zorgt ervoor dat de meest recente onderzoeksresultaten op dit vlak uitgewisseld kunnen worden onder wetenschappers.

Comparison between The Netherlands and Finland

The Annual Conference allows the exchange of most recent research developments in an inspiring scientific and social environment with contributions from academics in any field that is concerned with the understanding of Purchasing and Supply Management.

The paper of Uenk and Taponen shows a comparison of the organization of home care services in Finland and in the Netherlands, both in legislation and in procurement practices. In both countries municipalities are responsible for coordinating home care. It was among twenty other submissions on public procurement, awarded the best paper.