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Public Sector Social Value

  • Full or part time
    Dr A Raiden
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

Social value in public sector organisations – who owns it and who takes ownership for it? Within this project we ask questions about the fundamental ways of organising within public sector organisations that may help and/or hinder the creation of social value. Some local authorities tend to see social value as an issue specific to the procurement team only; something to consider as part of supply-chain management (akin to social procurement). Other local authorities take a more holistic view, bringing in multi-functional teams to consider how to best create social value. Ultimately, our aim is to critically review current practice and engage with practitioners in this area to develop an in-depth understanding of what works well in managing and delivering social value projects.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded PhD opportunity.


Allaway, B. and Brown, M. (2019) Social value in the built environment - The legal framework in the UK, In Raiden et al, Social Value in Construction, Abingdon: Taylor and Francis
Barraket, J and Loosemore, M (2018) Co-creating social value through cross-sector collaboration between social enterprises and the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 36(07), 394–408
Burke , C. and King , A. ( 2015 ) Generating Social Value through Public Sector Construction Procurement: A Study of Local Authorities and SMEs . School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University: Nottingham, UK
Petersen, D and Kadefors, A (2016) Social Procurement and Employment Requirements in Construction. In: Chan, P W (Ed.) and Neilson, C J (Ed.), Proceedings 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 997-1006.
Troje, D (2018) Rhetorical Strategies to Diffuse Social Procurement in Construction. In: Gorse, C (Ed.) and Neilson, C J (Ed.), Proceedings 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2018, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 505-514.

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