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Assessing corporate economic distress: a study of the wood construction industry
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2017 (English)In: Pro Ligno, ISSN 1841-4737, E-ISSN 2069-7430, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 594-601Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Wood buildings are considered as a viable option to support the effort minimizing the current housing shortage in Sweden. Companies trying to develop into this industry are needed to increase the use of prefabricated wooden elements, volumes or modules in an industrialized way. Suitable companies to make this development could be found amongst firms producing wooden single-family houses. These companies currently act on a highly competitive market with many companies offering relatively homogeneous products or services. Therefore, differentiation towards the wooden multi-family house industry could be considered as a long-term strategy, minimizing the economic distress and improving the survival of the company.The study is aiming at describing the development of economic distress and market concentration ratio in the Swedish industry for wooden single-family houses, for an eleven-year period from 2005 to 2015. The companies could be helped to understand, if and how the market concentration ratio and the economic distress are connected, linking company size to economic stability and efficient resource utilization. This will be conducted by applying Altman’s Z’-score model, grouping firms into a risk, a grey or a safe zone, combined with calculating the industry structure by means of the concentration ratio model. The required data were collected from the annual reports of the 51 relevant firms in the industry.

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2017. Vol. 13, no 4, p. 594-601
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Wood Science Building Technologies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-69660OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-69660DiVA, id: diva2:1172415
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wooden single-family houses; industry structure; concentration ratio; economic distress; Z-score model; wooden multi-family houses.
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-18Bibliographically approved

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