"Why this qualitative thesis 'Control of housing associations in consistancy with social values' ? To understand and to discover patterns about the how and why of the functioning of corporations in society as they do now. This qualitative study is about the search for ideas, backgrounds, motives, resistors and motives and is therefore suitable for the following question: witch contradictions are there in the social values that underlie housing associations that affect the way the are governed? Sub-questions are: (1) Can social objective so arranged that the values underlying these made transparent, (2) Who is that social enterprise housing, what is its role in society and what is social property,? (3) How can be based on the criteria values and orientation of corporations assessed socially relevant?, (4) How the driver now controls in practice, he makes use of management models and theories of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM), derived from the commercial sector helpful?, (5) Is there a solution for innovative control housing associations? and (6) Can be given insight into control questions about social property? '.

Methodical over a period of five years of literature, ten years of stakeholders, instruments and behaviour and a hundred years of housing corporation history, the developments in the field of value thinking and the governance of housing corporations have been studied. This qualitative study with a positivistic approach of values and governance of housing corporations has answered the research question What social values underlie social housing and are there contradictions that affect the control of a social housing corporation? The grounded theory is the research method chosen as a line of thinking, because that method emphasises the generating of theory-based data. Because it is flexible, it enables us to highlight questions that have not been asked before. These questions have been evaluated by the process with which the theory of this study has been constructed."