Mohammad Mehdi Hassan

Mohammad Mehdi Hassan

Postgraduate Research Student

This study focuses on the potential of social procurement in the Australian construction industry to address the country’s youth unemployment problem. Using social network theories as a conceptual lense and employing a mixed method approach of surveys, focus groups and shadowing, data will be collected regarding current practices in the Australian construction industry. A pragmatic and befitting collaborative system will be proposed for practising social procurement to optimize its results as well as recommendations for reforms in regulatory framework and public policies.