Development of a forest-based bioeconomy in Finland: Insights on three value networks through expert views

Jaana Korhonen, Jenni Miettinen, Eliisa Kylkilahti, Anni Tuppura, Minna Autio, Katja Lähtinen, Satu Pätäri, Tiia-Lotta Pekkanen, Jukka Luhas, Mirja Mikkilä, Lassi Linnanen, Markku Ollikainen, Anne Toppinen

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Abstract

It is uncertain how the traditional forest sector can respond to the changing political environment, evolving markets, and global environmental problems. This study focuses on the development of forest-based bioeconomy (BE) in Finland from the perspective of three forest-based value networks (wooden multistory construction, fiber-based packaging, and biorefining) and thus breaks the tendency of siloed discussions. The study of expert opinions applies a collaborative interdisciplinary research method that combines group discussions and follow-up survey data. The results indicate that transformational regulation, proper incentives, and ways of increasing interaction at the business-consumer interface are required to support the creation of new practices and the destruction of old practices in the industry renewal. (C) 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Article number126867
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume299
Number of pages16
ISSN0959-6526
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2021
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • Bioeconomy
  • Renewal
  • Forest sector
  • Regulation
  • Collaborative research method
  • TECHNOLOGICAL-INNOVATION SYSTEMS
  • SUSTAINABILITY TRANSITIONS
  • CONSUMPTION PRACTICES
  • POLICY MIXES
  • GOVERNANCE
  • SUPPORT
  • WOOD
  • CONSTRUCTION
  • PERCEPTIONS
  • CONSENSUS

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