Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

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No 64: Managing town centres under increasing competitive conditions – The role of the property owners

Madelen Lagin and Johan Håkansson ()
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Madelen Lagin: Dalarna University, Postal: Department of Business Administration, School of Technology and Business Studies, 791 88 Borlänge/Falun, Sweden
Johan Håkansson: HUI Research, Postal: Regeringsgatan 60, 103 29 Stockholm, Sweden, Dalarna University, Department of Human Geography, School of Technology and Business Studies, SE-791 88 Falun/Borlänge, Sweden

Abstract: To manage increased competition cooperation between stakeholders has become more important. Retailer’s role is well researched. Property owner’s role is not well researched. The aim is to analyse different stakeholder’s erceptions of what property owners contribute with and could contribute with in managing the town centre. Many stakeholders look at the property owner’s role as crucial for town centre development. Property owners do not see that they can contribute significantly to the development. The main reasons for this opinion are that they look at them self to have to small amount of properties to make a difference in the town development.

Keywords: town centre management; property owners; added value

JEL-codes: L81; M38; R30

21 pages, April 18, 2012

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