Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

George Denny-Smith

Maximising the social impact of Indigenous procurement policies in the Australian construction industry

For his thesis ‘Maximising the social impact of Indigenous procurement policies in the Australian construction industry’, George Denny-Smith is focusing on Indigenous social procurement policies as a way to tackle entrenched Indigenous disadvantage in Australia, and seeking to build on best-practice Indigenous methodologies to increase our knowledge of the social impact these policies create.

George, who is being supervised by Professor Martin Loosemore and Dr Riza Sunindijo, hopes his work will be of importance to policy-makers and practitioners to maximise their efforts to reduce this longstanding problem.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  • Denny-Smith, G. & Loosemore, M., 2017. Integrating Indigenous enterprises into the Australian construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24 (5), 788-808.

Conference Papers

  • Denny-Smith, G., Loosemore, M., Barwick, D., Sunindijo, R. and Piggott, L., 2019. Decolonising Indigenous social impact research using community-based methods. In: C. Gorse and C.J. Neilson, eds. Proceedings of the 35th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2019 Leeds, UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 64-73
  • Jovanovic, S. and Denny-Smith, G., 2019. Indigenous Australians aren’t the issue. Policy Forum, 12 July 2019. Available at: https://www.policyforum.net/indigenous-australians-arent-the-issue/
  • Denny-Smith, G. and Loosemore, M., 2018. Cultural counterfactuals: assessing the impact of Indigenous social procurement in Australia. In: C. Gorse and C.J. Neilson, eds. Proceedings of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2018 Belfast. UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 435-444
  • Denny-Smith, G. and Loosemore, M., 2017. Assessing the impact of Australia’s Indigenous Procurement Policy using strain theory. In: P.W. Chan and C.J. Neilson, eds. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2017 Cambridge. UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 652-661
  • Loosemore, M. and Denny-Smith, G., 2016. Barriers to Indigenous enterprise in the Australian construction industry. In: P.W. Chan and C.J. Neilson, eds. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016 Manchester. UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2, 667-676

Media Articles