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Comparing housing co-operatives in Sweden and condominiums in Hong Kong

Yip, Ngai and Dalholm Hornyánszky, Elisabeth LU (2006) ENHR Conferences 2006: Housing in an expanding Europe: theory, policy, implementation
Abstract
Whilst the universal growth of home ownership in most advanced industrial countries attracts

much attention in housing studies, owner occupation in multi-family housing, which is a

dominant form of home ownership in many large cities particularly in Asia, is largely underresearched.

In fact, such tenure form is arguably more complicated in terms of the social

relation in housing as well as having a significant impact on how management in housing is

organized viz-a-viz its counterparts in single family housing. This paper attempts to compare

the tenant co-operative housing in Sweden and the condominiums in Hong Kong, both of

which are popular tenure for multi-family owner... (More)
Whilst the universal growth of home ownership in most advanced industrial countries attracts

much attention in housing studies, owner occupation in multi-family housing, which is a

dominant form of home ownership in many large cities particularly in Asia, is largely underresearched.

In fact, such tenure form is arguably more complicated in terms of the social

relation in housing as well as having a significant impact on how management in housing is

organized viz-a-viz its counterparts in single family housing. This paper attempts to compare

the tenant co-operative housing in Sweden and the condominiums in Hong Kong, both of

which are popular tenure for multi-family owner occupation housing in the two places. The

paper argues that whilst ideological hegemony is the driving force for the monopoly of tenant

ownership in Sweden, it is sheer market force and the monopolistic power of real property

developers in Hong Kong which construct the dominance of condominium in Hong Kong. On

the other hand, housing co-operative and condominium as different organizational

arrangements of housing management is also revealing. It indicates that whilst tenant

ownership comes closer to condominium in terms of property right, condominium has

something to learn from co-operatives in the area of housing management. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Whilst the universal growth of home ownership in most advanced industrial countries attracts<br/><br>
much attention in housing studies, owner occupation in multi-family housing, which is a<br/><br>
dominant form of home ownership in many large cities particularly in Asia, is largely underresearched.<br/><br>
In fact, such tenure form is arguably more complicated in terms of the social<br/><br>
relation in housing as well as having a significant impact on how management in housing is<br/><br>
organized viz-a-viz its counterparts in single family housing. This paper attempts to compare<br/><br>
the tenant co-operative housing in Sweden and the condominiums in Hong Kong, both of<br/><br>
which are popular tenure for multi-family owner occupation housing in the two places. The<br/><br>
paper argues that whilst ideological hegemony is the driving force for the monopoly of tenant<br/><br>
ownership in Sweden, it is sheer market force and the monopolistic power of real property<br/><br>
developers in Hong Kong which construct the dominance of condominium in Hong Kong. On<br/><br>
the other hand, housing co-operative and condominium as different organizational<br/><br>
arrangements of housing management is also revealing. It indicates that whilst tenant<br/><br>
ownership comes closer to condominium in terms of property right, condominium has<br/><br>
something to learn from co-operatives in the area of housing management.},
  author       = {Yip, Ngai and Dalholm Hornyánszky, Elisabeth},
  keyword      = {housing management,condominium,tenant ownership,housing},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17},
  title        = {Comparing housing co-operatives in Sweden and condominiums in Hong Kong},
  year         = {2006},
}