Time for caring for the construction industry
: a scenario-approach for determining the future contractor's position within the Dutch nursing and care sector

  • G.W.M. Tesselaar

Student thesis: Master


In the upcoming years, demographic aging in The Netherlands will lay an enormous social and financial pressure on the Dutch health care sector; an increasing demand for care spaces will arise. To be able to control this enormous pressure, the Dutch government started restructuring the regulation for the health care sector in 2005. This newly formed regulation causes that nursing and care institutions become self-responsible for all their activities; including their real estate financing and management. Within this research it is analysed what the strategy of nursing and care institutions will be concerning their real estate management and how they see their new environment. For a construction company active in the nursing and care sector valuable information because they are also subject to the changes. Therefore a set of plausible scenarios about the possible future perspectives are elaborated for creating a better view on the new business environment.
Date of Award31 Aug 2012
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorW.F. Schaefer (Supervisor 1), Qi Han (Supervisor 2) & W.F. Schot (External coach)

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