The main purpose of this research is to give an overview of the FM market in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. A detailed study of the Danish FM market was done in 2008-9. This was followed up by a series of workshops facilitated by the author with groups of specialists in each of the countries in 2010 and 2011 to collect up-to-date information about all the 4 countries in relation to market volume, degree of outsourcing, structure and trends. The method for data collection was inspired by Delphi method. During the workshop the participants filled in a questionnaire with individual answers after the facilitator’s introduction of each question and followed by group discussion and possibilities to revise the initial individual assessments after discussions. The questions were based on the new European standard about FM Taxonomy, which just have been accepted. This research was part of a EuroFM project about FM Market Data in Europe. In connection with the mentioned workshops another set of workshops were organized – except for Finland on the same day and with the same group of specialist – as part of a research project on FM Futures. The main purpose of this research is to provide input to a common Nordic FM research agenda. A number of future trends, challenges and needs for new competence and knowledge from this research are have been identified. Among the conclusions are that the size of the FM market varies considerable between the four countries and even though some trends like increased globalization and focus on sustainability are common, there are not many similar trends across the countries.
|Title of host publication||Delivering value to the community. Proceedings of the Cape Town 2012 Joint CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference|
|Editors||Kathy Michell, Paul Bowen, Keith Cattell|
|Publisher||University of Cape Town, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||Cape Town 2012 Joint CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference - Graduate School of Business, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa|
Duration: 23 Jan 2012 → 25 Jan 2012
|Conference||Cape Town 2012 Joint CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference|
|Location||Graduate School of Business, V&A Waterfront|
|Period||23/01/2012 → 25/01/2012|
Bibliographical noteConferencee paper published in proceedings, pp. 56-63:
Per Anker Jensen: The FM Market in the Nordic Countries – Volume, Structure and Trends. Proceedings of the Joint CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference on Facilities Management, Procurement Systems and Public Private Partnerships – Delivering Value to the Community, Cape Town, pp. 56-63, January 2012.