Entrepreneurship and Management in Forestry and Wood Processing

Principles of Business Economics and Management Processes

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Hardback: 9780415591010
pub: 2013-10-16
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About the Book

Forestry has long been in a rather favourable position in offering a valuable raw material source in high demand. However, with rapidly changing end-user demands and cost competitiveness within the forest and wood chain as a whole, the industry is needing to adapt. Explaining entrepreneurial action as part of a chain of comprehensive value-added processes leads to a new perception of forest production and wood processing.

This book applies the main concepts of modern managerial science to the world of forestry and is the perfect book for students studying forestry and wood processing, as well as entrepreneurs and managers within the sector.

Topics are covered from an entrepreneurial perspective and include perspectives from accounting, finance, economics, supply chain management, marketing and strategy.

Table of Contents

1. Forestry and the wood products industry 2. Creating added value in companies and enterprises 3. Markets and marketing 4. Management, human resources and organisation 5. Accounting: The core economic information system 6. Investment and Financing 7. Logistics 8. Strategy, controlling and wood-based sector development

About the Authors

Franz Schmithüsen is Professor Emeritus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

Bastian Kaiser is Professor for Applied Economics and since 2001 Rector of the University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg, Germany.

Albin Schmidhauser is at the Luzern Canton Office for Agriculture, Switzerland.

Stephan Mellinghoff is collaborator in the concern strategy of Schott AC in Mainz

Karoline Perchthaler recently completed an MBA Institut für Wertewirtschaft Wien

Alfred W. Kammerhofer is deputy section chief of the Forest and Timber Industry Section in the Federal Office for Environment in Berne, Switzerland.

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics was established in 2001 and has since provided a key port of call for leading research in the field. As well as the core discipline of environmental economics, the remit of the series extends to natural resources, ecological economics, environmental studies and environmental science, with issues explored including energy, permit trading, valuation, taxation and climate change. The series is edited by Nick Hanley of the University of St Andrews.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS094000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business
BUS099000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics