Construction sector policy makers have the opportunity to create improvements and develop economic, social and environmental sustainability through supply chain economics. The idea of the supply chain concept to improve firm behaviour and industry performance is not new. However there has been limited application and little or no measurement to monitor successful implementation. A new model is proposed in this paper which incorporates the added dimension of time. The research results have numerous stakeholders; they will hold particular value for those interested in regional construction sector economics, government agencies who develop and implement policy and who have a large construction purchasing imprint, and the players involved in the two sub-sectors. Even though this is a study in Australia, it has widespread applicability as previous research indicates that procurement reform is of international significance and that policy implementation is generally problematic.
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