PhD defence J.O. (Jurjen) van der Vlist
- Prof.dr. H.J.M. Fenger
- Prof.dr. M.J.W. van Twist
On Thursday 30 January 2020, J.O. van der Vlist will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Voorzienbare verrassingen? Een onderzoek naar het omgaan met vroege signalen van potentiële debacles door woningcorporaties’.
Major debacles have occurred with housing corporations in recent decades. A lot of money was lost. The victims are the housing associations themselves, the tenants and indirectly also the taxpayer. Often there were early signals that these debacles could occur. Both the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on Housing Associations and the Hoekstra Committee noted a lack of "Early Warning" in the housing corporation sector. This book shows which factors influence the handling of early signals of potential debacles by housing corporations. The hybrid character of housing associations was investigated and the history of housing associations and their changing position in the public domain were examined. Other factors that have been investigated include personal factors and the organizational structure. This book also describes the different phases of signal processing, from exploring early signals to the ultimate action based on those signals. The book gives the reader insight into how housing corporations deal with early signals of potential debacles. A model is outlined that corporations can use for their proactive risk policy to prevent as many predictable surprises as possible.
The public defence will take place at the Senatehall, 1st floor of the Erasmus Building, Campus Woudestein. The ceremony will begin exactly at 09.30 hrs. In light of the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.