Can governments use their construction contracts to improve training outcomes?

Austen, Siobhan & Seymour, Richard (2009) Can governments use their construction contracts to improve training outcomes? Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol.15(No-1).


This paper explores the likely efficacy of government agencies using their contracting relationships with private firms to affect training outcomes in the construction industry. Specifically, it reports on the results of a study of two training policies of theWestern Australian government. Empirical data is drawn from the government’s Tender Registration System between 1997 and 2006. The main finding of the quantitative analysis is that in the absence of strong industry commitment to policy objectives, the contracting approach is likely to result in high levels of avoidance activity and generate very few benefits. The results of a qualitative investigation also support these findings.

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ID Code: 27586
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2006-036-A : Multi Outcome Construction Policies
ISSN: 14784092
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Deposited On: 27 Sep 2009 23:54
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