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Paper eres2009_215:
Housing Co-operatives' Networks in Germany: Performance Enhancing through Hybrid Forms of Organization

id eres2009_215
authors Mändle, Markus; Wagner, Ina
year 2009
title Housing Co-operatives' Networks in Germany: Performance Enhancing through Hybrid Forms of Organization
source 16th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Stockholm, Sweden
summary Housing co-operatives are an important supplier of housing in Germany. It can be noted recently that these medium-sized companies owned by private members enforce networking in the form of intercorporate cooperation with the objective of enhancing their performance. Unlike in banking – where co-operative alliances result usually in an hierarchic form of unified governance caused by mergers – this is not common in the German housing industry. Housing cooperatives rather try to retain their independence by using networks as hybrid forms of organization for creating a surplus on their “member value”. This paper discusses the question which form of organization could be an appropriate way for enhancing housing co-operatives’ performance. Several factors are deducted which can be considered to determine appropriate forms of cooperation.
keywords Housing co-operatives; networks; organization theory.
series ERES:conference
email markus.maendle@hfwu.de
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session Property Management
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