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Firm Performance in the Swedish Industry for Off-Site Produces Wooden Single-Family Houses
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: Proceedings of the 58th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology June 7-12, 2015 - Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, USA: Convention Theme: Renewable Materials and the Bio-Economy / [ed] H. Michael Barnes and Victoria L. Herian, Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) , 2015, 457-457 p.Conference paper, Poster (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

From 2007 to 2012, the Swedish market for wooden single-family houses was characterized by an enormous downfall. Produced units per year decreased from 12 100 to 4 800, i.e. 60 %. Yet, firms seem not to have adjusted their businesses or costs accordingly, since production costs per m2 housing area increased by 20 %. Looking back to 2001, costs even increased by more than 60 % (Schauerte et al., 2015). These numbers might point on serious problems related to the firms’ overall performances.

From 2010 to 2013, the total industry turnover decreased by 7 %, the total industry assets by 8 % and the average industry performance by 1 %. Thus, looking at the industry as a whole, it seems that firms try to adjust their fixed costs, here total assets, to the market development.

Looking at the firm level, wide differences exist with changes in P ranging from –67 % to +138 %. In total, 20 firms improved their performance and 29 firms downgraded it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) , 2015. 457-457 p.
Keyword [en]
Firm performance, wooden houses, single-family houses, production costs
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Mechanical Engineering Economics
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Industrial economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42415ISBN: 9780981787657 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-42415DiVA: diva2:805492
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58th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology, June 7-12, 2015, Jackson
Available from: 2015-04-15 Created: 2015-04-15 Last updated: 2015-08-18Bibliographically approved

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