Publications

Innovation in Forestry: territorial and value chain relationships
 
edited by Weis, G., Pettenella, D., Ollonqvist, P. and Slee, B.
 
This is the second book of the COST Action E51 on "Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector", which studied innovation policies and processes in the forest sector in Europe. The central question of the Action was: To what extent do policies create an innovation-enabling environment for enterprises in forestry and the forest-based industries? Among others, the participants of the Action reviewed conceptual approaches for the study of innovation in the sector, and conducted empirical case studies from the most important innovation fields.
 
This publication makes a significant contribution to the study of innovation in forestry and the forest-based industries. It presents the first comprehensive overview and assessment of the relevant research approaches for the study of innovation processes and policies in the forest sector and their application in the most relevant current innovation fields in Europe. It assesses the innovation-related particularities of two very different fields of production: territorial goods and services as well as wood value chains two areas which differ significantly in their preconditions for innovation and that are conventionally tackled by separate research fields. It is hoped that this book will be a valuable resource for researchers, specialised students, interested stakeholders, and policy-makers.
 
The book is available to order here
 
 
Policy Integration and Coordination: the Case of Innovation and the Forest Sector in Europe
 
The first COST Action E51 book - Policy Integration and Coordination: the Case of Innovation and the Forest Sector in Europe - can be downloaded here.
 
 

Proceedings online

 
The Proceedings of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd COST Action E51 Joint MC and WG meeting, which were held in Grosspetersdorf, Austria, 12-14 October 2006, Tallinn, Estonia May 2007 and Prague, Czech Republic, 17-18 December 2007  are online and can be downloaded.
 
Grosspetersdorf Tallinn Prague 
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