Sustainable strategies in a declining housing market: a comparative study
by Zahra Ahmadi; Hans Lind
International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP), Vol. 11, No. 4, 2018

Abstract: The purpose of this study is first to examine and compare sustainable strategies within public and private housing companies in declining markets in central Sweden. Then, the study evaluates the impact of new legislation that requires public housing companies to act in a 'businesslike' way, in the same way as a long-term private company. A quantitative study was conducted based on a survey sent to 72 housing companies. The results show that public housing companies are more strategy oriented than private housing companies. The results can be viewed as an on-going interaction process, where a company's strategies affect its profit. The study aims to increase the understanding of activities within housing companies in a declining market that engage the companies in sustainable strategies to improve their market knowledge and profit.

Online publication date: Mon, 01-Oct-2018

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