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Safe and Sound? The Public Value Trade-off in Worker Safety and Public Infrastructure Procurement

Michael, Charles, Ryan, Rachel, Paredes-Castillo, Cinthya H., & Brown, Kerry A. (2008) Safe and Sound? The Public Value Trade-off in Worker Safety and Public Infrastructure Procurement. Public Money and Management, 28(3), pp. 159-166.

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Abstract

Infrastructure previously overseen by public sector clients is now often in the hands of the private sector, thus blurring the definition of 'client' in public infrastructure provision. Since previous in-house governmental safeguards are often no longer maintained, new ways of achieving optimum safe work practices in the provision of public infrastructure are required. This research, conducted in an Australian industry context, examines safeguarding mechanisms that could be employed to realize the public value of worker safety in a changed infrastructure procurement environment.

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ID Code: 14233
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: OHS, Infrastructure, Procurement, Public, Private Partnerships
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9302.2008.00638.x
ISSN: 0954-0962
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Administration (160509)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 John Wiley & Sons
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:43

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