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Collaboration and Engagement Throughout The Supply Chain : The Role of Government

Charles, Michael B., Hampson, Keith D., & Ryan, Neal (2006) Collaboration and Engagement Throughout The Supply Chain : The Role of Government. In Adams, L & Guest, K (Eds.) Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice : Proceedings of the CRCCI 2nd International Conference, 12-14 March 2006, Australia, Queensland, Gold Coast.

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Abstract

Collaboration is acknowledged as a key to continued growth in the Australian construction industry. Government, as a major industry client, has an important role to play with respect to fostering collaboration and ensuring the global competitiveness of the industry. The paper draws upon data collected for the Construction 2020 study and aims to demonstrate that government can a) help to break down the adversarial situation that currently exists between clients, project managers and subcontractors; and b) allow the supply chain to collaborate more effectively in terms of satisfying the relational and financial needs of all parties. Government can also provide a clear set of guidelines (backed up by a functional dispute resolution system) that will promote confidence with respect to forging relationships. Thus, the paper will discuss the way in which public policy can be more closely aligned with actual industry needs in order to promote greater collaboration.

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ID Code: 25173
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Supply Chains, Government, Construction
Subjects: 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 Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Please consult author
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2009 00:59
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 04:39

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