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Publication date: 1 April 2001

Pity van der Schaaf and Lydia de Puy

Many corporate and public real estate managers are challenged to prove their added value to both the organisation and the individual business units or departments. Value…

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Many corporate and public real estate managers are challenged to prove their added value to both the organisation and the individual business units or departments. Value can be added by product and by process. This paper elaborates on ways to improve the corporate real estate portfolio management process in order to align the real estate portfolio to the different needs of the organisation and thus add value to the organisation by delivering a better product. To manage the real estate portfolio as a group instead of individual properties, the long‐term portfolio strategy should be translated into short‐term guidelines and clear performance measures in order to analyse alternatives and the performance of the individual properties. These measures should be related to what the stakeholders consider to be the added value of corporate real estate. The examples in this paper will show how a corporate real estate manager can create a clear framework for making real estate decisions on a day‐to‐day basis.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Article
Publication date: 31 December 1998

Geert Dewulf and Pity van der Schaaf

Today’s corporate real estate (CRE) managers are operating in an ever‐changing world. Thesedynamics cause many uncertainties about tensions inside and outside the company…

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Today’s corporate real estate (CRE) managers are operating in an ever‐changing world. These dynamics cause many uncertainties about tensions inside and outside the company that influence the performance of the real estate portfolio. Defining a clear CRE strategy in the midst of these uncertainties is hard to do and one way to cope with the uncertainties is scenario planning. This paper explains why scenarios are a useful tool for making strategic real estate decisions in the midst of uncertainty. The authors use their experiences with the DGBA as an example to illustrate the process of scenario planning.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2000

Martha A. O’Mara

Planning for future real estate and facility needs in a highly uncertain competitive environment can benefit from a four‐stage process of demand forecasting. Based upon…

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Planning for future real estate and facility needs in a highly uncertain competitive environment can benefit from a four‐stage process of demand forecasting. Based upon research conducted within the Corporate Real Estate Portfolio Alliance and a review of general business forecasting techniques, each successive stage relies on more abstract data and increased dialogue about business strategy with the lines of business as uncertainty about the future increases. Each stage requires increasing flexibility in the supply of real estate as the range of probabilities around the forecast widens.

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Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-001X

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Article
Publication date: 16 November 2015

Annemiek van Os, Dick de Gilder, Cathy van Dyck and Peter Groenewegen

The purpose of this paper is to explore sensemaking of incidents by health care professionals through an analysis of the role of professional identity in narratives of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore sensemaking of incidents by health care professionals through an analysis of the role of professional identity in narratives of incidents. Using insights from social identity theory, the authors argue that incidents may create a threat of professional identity, and that professionals make use of identity management strategies in response to this identity threat.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper draws on a qualitative analysis of incident narratives in 14 semi-structured interviews with physicians, nurses, and residents at a Dutch specialist hospital. The authors used an existing framework of identity management strategies to categorize the narratives.

Findings

The analysis yielded two main results. First, nurses and residents employed multiple types of identity management strategies simultaneously, which points to the possible benefit of combining different strategies. Second, physicians used the strategy of patronization of other professional groups, a specific form of downward comparison.

Research limitations/implications

The authors discuss the implications of the findings in terms of the impact of identity management strategies on the perpetuation of hierarchical differences in health care.

Practical implications

The authors argue that efforts to manage incident handling may profit from considering social identity processes in sensemaking of incidents.

Originality/value

This is the first study that systematically explores how health care professionals use identity management strategies to maintain a positive professional identity in the face of incidents. This study contributes to research on interdisciplinary cooperation in health care.

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Journal of Health Organization and Management, vol. 29 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1477-7266

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