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Article: Institutional arrangement and unauthorised building works in Hong Kong

TitleInstitutional arrangement and unauthorised building works in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsAuthority
Buildings
Hong Kong
Issue Date2005
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ss.htm
Citation
Structural Survey, 2005, v. 23 n. 1, p. 22-29 How to Cite?
AbstractPurpose - To explain the serious social problem of unauthorised building works (UBWs) in Hong Kong and why this problem is difficult to overcome. Design/methodology/approach - An institutional economics approach is adopted. This paper concentrates on the governance zone of the institutional arrangement. Findings - The current institutional arrangement in Hong Kong encourages owners to build UBWs, and makes the identification of UBWs very complicated. This paper concludes that the existing framework of governance fails to take into account the conflict of interests in collective goods. The no-retrospective-approval stipulation also renders a no-alternative solution. Research limitations/implications - It is a case study of Hong Kong, but it has research implications on institutional economics under the current arrangement of co-ownership. Practical implications - An important element in structural surveys is to ensure the structural safety of a building. An understanding on the governance of UBWs has serious implications for the structural survey approach. Originality/value - This paper is the first paper on exploring UBWs from an institutional economics framework. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168723
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.262
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dc.contributor.authorYiu, CYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:31:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:31:48Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationStructural Survey, 2005, v. 23 n. 1, p. 22-29en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0263-080Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168723-
dc.description.abstractPurpose - To explain the serious social problem of unauthorised building works (UBWs) in Hong Kong and why this problem is difficult to overcome. Design/methodology/approach - An institutional economics approach is adopted. This paper concentrates on the governance zone of the institutional arrangement. Findings - The current institutional arrangement in Hong Kong encourages owners to build UBWs, and makes the identification of UBWs very complicated. This paper concludes that the existing framework of governance fails to take into account the conflict of interests in collective goods. The no-retrospective-approval stipulation also renders a no-alternative solution. Research limitations/implications - It is a case study of Hong Kong, but it has research implications on institutional economics under the current arrangement of co-ownership. Practical implications - An important element in structural surveys is to ensure the structural safety of a building. An understanding on the governance of UBWs has serious implications for the structural survey approach. Originality/value - This paper is the first paper on exploring UBWs from an institutional economics framework. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/ss.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofStructural Surveyen_HK
dc.subjectAuthorityen_HK
dc.subjectBuildingsen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.titleInstitutional arrangement and unauthorised building works in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYiu, CY: ecyyiu@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1108/02630800510586880en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume23en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage22en_HK
dc.identifier.epage29en_HK
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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