Follow-up and evaluation of innovation pilot contract for road maintenance

Funding: Swedish Transport Administration and ProcSIBE
Project duration: 2018-2021 (doctoral project) + senior research

project Description:

Since the 2018 procurement round, the Swedish Transport Administration has created a number of “innovation pilots” within the Basque Road. Road with the long-term goal of developing successful business strategies and working practices that create the best opportunities and drive for development, innovation and innovation in the supplier market. It is important that these contracts be monitored and evaluated to create the knowledge base needed for the continued development of the Business Strategies for the Basque Road. In order to create a quality assured knowledge base for the continued development and renewal of Trafikverket’s business strategies, we need to link follow-up research in the form of a PhD student project to these innovation pilots.

The purpose of this R & D project is to monitor and evaluate, on the one hand, the experiences from, on the one hand, the perceived impact of the innovation pilots’ business strategies, organizations and working practices on conditions for development, innovation and innovation in the supplier market, as well as comparing these, partly against traditional base contracts, and partly against similar operating and maintenance contracts in the real estate sector. It provides the Swedish Transport Administration and the industry with a research-based knowledge base for the continued development of development-promoting business strategies and working methods within Bas Road. In addition, the FoI project aims at investigating how knowledge and methods of development promotion can be transferred between basic contracts, and how Trafikverket can support such organizational learning.

Research methods:
The overall research strategy is based upon a longitudinal studies of the on-going contracts. The research and its continuous data collection will be based on qualitative case studies and data collection will take place partly through participatory observation and partly throughsemi-structures interviews with both client representatives and suppliers linked to four on-going contracts (two innovation pilots).

Project leader: Per Erik Eriksson, Luleå University of Technology

Emilia Nilsson Vestola PhD student, Luleå University of Technology
Johan Larsson, Luleå University of Technology
Tina Karrbom Gustavsson, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)

Per-Erik Eriksson –
Johan Larsson –


Participating universities