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Operational and Financial Risks in the Swedish Industry for Wooden Single-Family Houses: A Trend Analysis
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. (Industrial Engineering)
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering. (Industrial Engineering)
2015 (English)In: 4th Forum Wood Building Nordic Växjö 2015, 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Shifting concentration of population to urban areas has increased the shortage of available housing. The combination of housing shortage with a limited number of companies that provide solutions for multi-family houses in wood has become a serious concern in Sweden. Those companies that possibly could fill this void and enter this segment are at present time producing single-family houses. The development for these companies is connected to investments in long-term product development. The aim of this paper is to examine the possibility for these companies to develop and enter this segment. This is investigated by describing the risk position and financial situation for the companies within this industry, over time. It is conducted by utilizing a risk position model for 46 selected companies, comparing the development trend over a selected time period. This has exposed that many of the companies have demonstrated a positive financial situation and risk position over time, indicating a favorable position to invest in product development towards wooden multi-family houses in addition to their current products.

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Wooden Houses, Industry Structure, Financial Performance, Risk Position, Product Relatedness
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Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Industrial economy
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-47334OAI: diva2:872450
4th Forum Wood Building Nordic Växjö 2015
Available from: 2015-11-19 Created: 2015-11-19 Last updated: 2016-04-22Bibliographically approved

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