Innovation in Forestry

Territorial and Value Chain Approaches

April 2011
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  • Published
    19th April 2011
  • ISBN 9781845936891
  • Language English
  • Pages 344 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
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Innovation is increasingly recognized as a key factor in environmental protection and balanced sustainable development within the forestry sector.

This volume provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation for the analysis of innovation processes and policies in a traditional, rural sector as well as presenting empirical analyses of innovation processes from major innovation areas. Territorial services of the forest sector are examined, including various types of forest ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration or recreation and wood value chains, including timber frame construction and bioenergy.

1. The Study of Innovation in the Forest Sector: Relevance and Research Background
2. Theoretical Approaches for the Analysis of Innovation Processes and Policies in the Forest Sector
3. Networks of Small-Medium Enterprises Operating in Forestry: Some Theoretical Concepts and Empirical Evidence
4. Innovation-related Knowledge Flows: Comparative Analysis of Finnish and Estonian Wood Sectors
5. Institutional Innovation in European Private forestry: the Emergence of Forest Owners' Organizations
6. The Contribution of Leader+ to the Implementation of Innovative Forest-related Projects
7. How to Support Firm Competitiveness in Timber Industries? Clusters as Policy Means in Four European Countries
8. Innovation in Forest-related Territorial Goods and Services: an Introduction
9. Innovative Market Opportunities Related to Carbon Sequestration in European Forests?
10. The Role of Networks in Non-wood Forest Products and Services Market Development
11. The Role of Cooperation in Enhancing Innovation in Nature-based Tourism Services
12. Innovations in Wood-based Enterprises, Value Chains and Networks: an Introduction
13. Role of Policies and National Programmes on Innovations in Timber-frame Construction
14. Networks and Local Milieus as a Furniture Industry Innovation Platform
15. Innovation in the Wood Bio-energy Sector in Europe
16. Policy and Market-related Factors for Innovation in Forest Operation Enterprises
17. Innovation in EU Forestries: a Science-Policy Dialogue
18. How to Support Innovation in the Forest Sector: Summary and Conclusions

Gerhard Weiss

Gerhard Weiss is at BOKU University, Vienna.

Pekka Ollonqvist

Pekka Ollonqvist is at the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland.

Bill Slee

Bill Slee is at The Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Scotland.

Davide Pettenella

Davide Pettenella is at the University of Padova, Italy.