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dc.contributor.authorChancellor, Will
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorCarson, Chris
dc.description.abstractThere have been numerous concerns about the lack of productivity improvement in the New Zealand construction industry. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to determine the main drivers of productivity in the industry. The research used is a two-staged data envelopment analysis approach to achieve the aim. In terms of improvements to the productivity of construction in New Zealand, the study found that although there is a potential for gains through the greater use of research and development, apprentice training and degree education, as well as the consolidation of some building companies, there will be some limits to the gains that might be made. One main implication of the findings of the study, therefore, is that a renewed focus on education and skills training should be a priority of companies and policy makers in New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Technology Sydney (UTS) ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) License (, allowing third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license.en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction educationen_NZ
dc.subjectdata envelope analysisen_NZ
dc.titleFactors promoting innovation and efficiency in the construction industry : a comparative study of New Zealand and Australiaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderConstruction Economics and Building 2015. © 2015 Will Chancellor, Malcolm Abbott and Chris Carson.en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChancellor, W., Abbott, M., & Carson, C. (2015). Factors promoting innovation and efficiency in the Construction Industry: A comparative study of New Zealand and Australia. Construction Economics and Building, 15 (2), pp.63-80. doi:
unitec.institutionAustralian Bureau of Statistics (Melbourne, Victoria)en_NZ
unitec.institutionSwinburne University of Technology (Victoria, Australia)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume15 (2)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleConstruction Economics and Buildingen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationAustralian Bureau of Statisticsen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationSwinburne University of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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