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Social influences in forest owners' choice between co-operative and investor-owned buyers

Enander, John and Melin, Andreas and Nilsson, Jerker (2009). Social influences in forest owners' choice between co-operative and investor-owned buyers.
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This study investigates the role of social networks when producers choose a buyer for their produce – either a co-operative or an investor-owned firm. The empirical basis is personal interviews with ten forest owners, five co-operative suppliers and five IOF suppliers. The findings indicate that forest owners influence each other as to choice of buyer, and that the social influences are stronger among co-operative suppliers than among suppliers to investor-owned buyers. It was expected that the social networks would be more important for forest owners who seek primarily monetary benefits from their forestry, and that forest owners, who are uncertain, are more influenced by social networks. These two expectations get, however, no support from the empirical data.

Authors/Creators:Enander, John and Melin, Andreas and Nilsson, Jerker
Title:Social influences in forest owners' choice between co-operative and investor-owned buyers
Year of publishing :3 December 2009
Language:English
Publication Type:Preprint
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Area economics
Keywords:forestry co-operative, choice of buyer, social influence
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-328
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-328
ID Code:4257
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: Jerker Nilsson
Deposited On:03 Dec 2009 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:29

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