This report presents the findings of the first in-depth research into the nature of the organisations being created through the stock transfer process; their organisational culture, governance arrangements and staff management practices. It also investigates the role of Transfer HAs as developers and their evolving relationships with the local authorities. It asks critical questions such as:
* How different are transfer HAs from traditional Housing Associations?
* To what extent can they be considered "a new breed of dynamic RSLs (Registered Social Landlords)"?
* How far have they inherited the values and ethos of their antecedent bodies?
Hal Pawson and Cathie Fancy are based at the School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Contents: Executive summary; Introduction; The stock transfer process; Organisational structures; Staff management and organisational culture; Governance; Housing management; Finance and development; Relationships with local authorities; Conclusions and policy implications.