Can governments use their construction contracts to improve training outcomes?

Austen, Siobhan and Seymour, Richard (2009) Can governments use their construction contracts to improve training outcomes? Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol.15 (No-1). ISSN 14784092

Abstract

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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Item Type: Article
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program A : Business and Industry Development; Project 2006-036-A : Multi Outcome Construction Policies
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