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Title: Parameters for Viable Architectural Practice
Authors: Ola-Adisa, Erekpitan O.
Prucnal-Ogunsote, Bogda
Keywords: business viability
firm market value
firm profitability
organisational strategies
practice ideology
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research
Series/Report no.: Vol.8;Iss.5; Pp 133-146
Abstract: The image of the ‘global architect’ is a pointer to a deeper restructuring in the system of architectural production. Architecture is a vital vehicle of urban restructuring. Ironically, the scope of action for architects and by implication architectural firm viability is increasingly limited by profit ratio, risk- minimising strategies, diversified forms of governance and regulation. The aim of this study was to identify factors or indices that affect viability in architecture practice. Using a sample derived from firms in the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) Register and purposively selecting cities where architectural firms were most concentrated in North Central Nigeria, the principal survey instrument was a structured questionnaire, and a total of one hundred and two (102) questionnaires were collated and analysed. Data from the questionnaires were also analysed using Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient, and regression analysis. Results of the study revealed five indices that affect viability in architecture practice.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3038
ISSN: 2278 -7798
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