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Forest-owner support for their cooperative's provision of public goods

Nilsson, Jerker and Helgesson, Matilda and Rommel, Jens and Svensson, Ellinor (2020). Forest-owner support for their cooperative's provision of public goods. Forest Policy and Economics. 115 , 102156
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Abstract

This study investigates why members support their forestry cooperative's provision of awareness-raising campaigns. The members pay for the cooperative's dissemination of information to the government, non-governmental organizations, and the public to achieve a more favorable opinion about forestry. The possible gains of the campaign are non-rivalry goods and apply to members and non-members alike, which makes the campaign a public good. A sample of 782 members of a Swedish forestry cooperative completed a questionnaire based on four theoretically motivated hypotheses. The findings indicate that members are unconcerned about nonmember benefits from campaigns. Members particularly appreciate raising awareness of production-related issues. Social influences among the population of forest owners have no major impact. Trust in the cooperative is essential for member support of the provision of public goods. Members support the cooperative's campaigns even if the outcomes are uncertain or occur in a distant future.

Authors/Creators:Nilsson, Jerker and Helgesson, Matilda and Rommel, Jens and Svensson, Ellinor
Title:Forest-owner support for their cooperative's provision of public goods
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:115
Article number:102156
Number of Pages:10
ISSN:1389-9341
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Restricted
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Keywords:Sodra, Sweden, Lobbying, Competitive yardstick model, Property rights, Ownership
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104891
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104891
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102156
Web of Science (WoS)000533575500004
ID Code:18014
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:30 Oct 2020 08:03
Metadata Last Modified:30 Oct 2020 08:11

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