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This special issue, which contains 10 papers, provides an overview on contemporary research on innovation and entrepreneurship in the forest sector. The first two papers focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in relation to the multiple products and services the forest provides. The next four...

Author(s)
Rametsteiner, E.; Hansen, E.; Niskanen, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2006, 8, 7, pp 669-783
Abstract

This paper serves as an introduction to the special issue which provides an overview on contemporary research on innovation and entrepreneurship in the forest sector. A new set of contributions addressing complementary aspects of relevance towards improved understanding of innovation and...

Author(s)
Rametsteiner, E.; Hansen, E.; Niskanen, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2006, 8, 7, pp 669-673
Abstract

The innovation of products and processes is seen as a promising answer to many of the challenges faced by the forest products industry. Centres of expertise are used by governments and industry to create and transfer the innovative knowledge at the base of these innovations. The specific missions...

Author(s)
Horne, C. van; Frayret, J. M.; Poulin, D.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2006, 8, 7, pp 751-761
Abstract

These proceedings contain 12 papers which provide information on: economic and policy issues for forest sector development in the European part of Russia; modelling and assessment of forest resources, their future use, and economic accessibility in the Novgorod Region; and forest sector development ...

Author(s)
Niskanen, A.; Filioushkina, G; Saramäki; K.
Publisher
European Forest Institute (EFI), Brill, Netherlands
Citation
EFI Proceedings, 2003, No.48, pp 254 pp.
Abstract

This case study reviews and gives a critique of a study by Niskanen (1995) which aimed to evaluate whether forest tree plantations promote economic development by providing sufficient financial and economic returns from the reforestation investment. The study also sought to assess the socioeconomic ...

Author(s)
Angeles M. delos; Francisco, H.; Niskanen, A.
Publisher
Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Environmental valuation: a worldwide compendium of case studies., 2000, pp 81-91
Abstract

The aim of the paper is to outline some of the key research findings of COST Action E30 on forest sector entrepreneurship in Europe. Especially, the paper will focus on the barriers for entrepreneurship and problems for enterprise development in small-scale wood and non-wood production in Europe....

Author(s)
Niskanen, A.
Publisher
National Council for Forest Research and Development (COFORD), Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
Small-scale forestry and rural development: the intersection of ecosystems, economics and society. Proceedings of IUFRO 3.08 Conference, hosted by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland, 18-23 June 2006, 2006, pp 371-375
Abstract

This paper intends to analyze the relationship between productive efficiency and innovation activity in Spain's wood-based industry. The methodology includes two levels of analysis. First, a non-parametric technique (data envelopment analysis, DEA) is applied with several inputs and outputs...

Author(s)
Diaz-Balteiro, L.; Casimiro Herruzo, A.; Martinez, M.; González-Pachón, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2006, 8, 7, pp 762-773
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present a model for the assessment of the economic accessibility of forest resources in selected areas of the forest administration in Russia. The methodology of the accessibility assessment of forest resources has been originally published in Petrov et al. (1997). The...

Author(s)
Niskanen, A.; Petrov, A.; Filiouchkina, G.
Publisher
European Forest Institute (EFI), Brill, Netherlands
Citation
EFI Proceedings, 2003, No.48, pp 45-52
Abstract

Agricultural policy has in the last 50 years taken much of the risk and the initiative away from Norwegian farm forest owners. Subsidies in agriculture have guaranteed an acceptable income and there has been neither need nor incentives for starting up new activities at the farms. This situation is...

Author(s)
Lunnan, A.; Nybakk, E.; Vennesland, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Forest Policy and Economics, 2006, 8, 7, pp 683-690
Abstract

This special issue contains 9 papers focusing on the key issues relevant for forest-based entrepreneurship development in small-scale forestry in relation to both wood and non-wood forest products and services (NWFP&S). The values and objectives of private forest owners and their influence on...

Author(s)
Niskanen, A.; Nichols, D.
Publisher
Springer SBM, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Small-scale Forestry, 2007, 6, 4, pp 329-452

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