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Forest management after the economic transition

at the crossroads between German and Scandinavian traditions

Brukas, Vilis and Weber, Norbert (2009). Forest management after the economic transition. Forest policy and economics. 11:7, 586-592
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2009.08.009

Abstract

Germany and Scandinavia represent two paradigmatic forest management traditions, based on management for volume and management for profit, respectively. This study examines the prevailing silvicultural regimes and resulting economic outcomes in Germany and Sweden as benchmarks, and then corresponding analyses are performed for post-transition EU countries, represented by Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. The analyses reveal a regional gradient where Poland stands closest to the German tradition, Latvia goes through a “scandinavisation”, and Lithuania takes an intermediate position. Poland adheres to longer rotations and follows the principle of self-sufficiency, while economic efficiency has gained increased importance in Latvia. The observed gradient is likely to be sustained in the coming decades as the survey of key forest sector stakeholders reveals ideological patterns that correlate with the pace of reform of State forestry in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Authors/Creators:Brukas, Vilis and Weber, Norbert
Title:Forest management after the economic transition
Subtitle:at the crossroads between German and Scandinavian traditions
Series/Journal:Forest policy and economics (1389-9341)
Year of publishing :2009
Volume:11
Number:7
Page range:586-592
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1389-9341
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area economics > Forest economics
Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production > Forestry
Keywords:Forest management, profitability, stakeholders, comparative analysis
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-116
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-2-116
ID Code:4025
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Deposited By: Vilis Brukas
Deposited On:22 Oct 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:27

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