Strategic Orientations in the Global Forest Sector

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In this chapter we explore the strategic orientation in the global forest sector by first studying strategies for competitive advantage (CA) from three strategic perspectives — proceeding from the market-based view grounded on Porter’s generic strategies and five forces of competition to the resource-based view (RBV) and finally to the stakeholder view, which integrates the market-based view, the RBV and the socio-political dimension of a company strategy. We then identify four themes in the history of strategic evolution of the forest industry and examine strategic perspectives regarding both traditional and emerging segments of the forest industry, and conclude with a discussion on the possible future paths of strategic orientation in the global forest industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Global Forest Sector: Changes, Practices, and Prospects
EditorsEric Hansen, Rajat Panwar, Richard Vlosky
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC press
Publication date2013
Article number17
ISBN (Print)978-1-4398-7927-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4398-7928-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry

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