Technological Innovations in Brazil - Public Contract Legislation - A New Dimension of Sustainable Development

Luciana Fabiano, Marlene Valerio dos Santos Arenas, Rafael Vicente Martins dos Reis, Lucas Rommel de Souza Neves


The study discusses the elements of technological innovation present in Law 8.666/1993 that can be considered promoters of sustainable development through public procurement. The research aims to identify elements related to “technological innovation” present in Law 8.666/1993, a public administration bidding law in Brazil, in comparison with its elements of “sustainability”, which can be considered propellants of sustainable development. Based on the contribution of the bibliographic references that deal with sustainability and technological innovations, it analyzes the importance of technology in bidding as a promoter of sustainable development. It is an exploratory study; the research is bibliographic, and the method of analysis is documentary, with content analysis. The results show an elevated index of elements regarding “technological innovations” present in the text of the current legal basis, when compared to the number of elements on “sustainable development” present in the same legislation. This study proposes the consideration of technological innovation as a dimension of sustainable development, driven by Law 8.666/1993, in view of the high content of referents to technological innovation present in its text.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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