Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Reflecting on future research concerning the added value of FM
Authors: Jensen, P.A.
van der Voordt, T.
Coenen, Christian
Sarasoja, A.-L.
DOI: 10.1108/F-09-2012-0070
Published in: Facilities
Volume(Issue): 32
Issue: 13/14
Pages: 856
Pages to: 870
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Emerald
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Bingley
ISSN: 0263-2772
Language: English
Subjects: Facility management; Research; Added value; Strategic management; Sustainable development; Facilities management; Stakeholders; Value added; FM value map
Subject (DDC): 658.2: Facility Management
Abstract: Purpose: This paper aims to summarize recent research findings and reflections on The Added Value of Facilities Management (FM) and to outline perspectives for future research and development of the added value of FM. Design/methodology/approach: The article is based on reflections on contributions to the recently published book “The Added Value of Facilities Management” and related future studies, as well as further exploration of five main themes. Findings: Added value is expected to be central in the future development of FM, which is confirmed by recent foresight studies. There is a need for a better understanding of alignment between FM and core business, performance measurement methods and how models such as the FM Value Map can be of value to the involved stakeholders. Corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and branding have great potential to add value and to elevate FM to become a strategic partner with corporate top management. Management of stakeholders’ perception of value and relationships are essential aspects as well and need further attention. Research limitations/implications: The article is based on the conclusions of several studies that aimed to explore items for further research, on the ideas of all co-authors of “The Added Value of Facilities Management” anthology and on further exploration of five main themes, and not on an extensive review of recommendations for further research to be found in a huge number of research reports. Practical implications: The findings and ideas for further research on the added value of FM deliver input to further professionalization of FM. Originality/value: This paper provides important input to the future research agenda on the added value of FM and sheds new light on five particular research topics.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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