From Harvest to Market: Assessing Sustainability in Wood Industry Management and Operations

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 January 2025 | Viewed by 112

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Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 23, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: quality management; certification; production management; wood processing; furniture manufacturing; circular economy; environmental management; wood industry; chain of custody certification

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Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 23, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: marketing and trade in wood industry; business innovation; circular economy; costs and calculations
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Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture, University of Forestry, 1797 Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: economic efficiency; entrepreneurship; strategic analysis; innovations management; cost allocation approaches; bioeconomy; sustainability; forestry efficiency; wood-processing economic efficiency and development
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wood, as a natural and sustainable material, holds immense potential in addressing contemporary challenges such as climate change and resource depletion. Its renewable nature embodies the essence of sustainability, offering opportunities for responsible management practices that balance ecological preservation with economic viability. This Special Issue aims to emphasize the significance of the wood industry within the broader context of sustainable development. It acknowledges the critical role of forests and wood products in global economies and aims to explore sustainable practices across the entire process, from initial harvest to final market distribution. By examining sustainability across the entire wood value chain, from forest management, through production and management, to market distribution, this Special Issue seeks to uncover strategies and innovations that promote environmental responsibility, social accountability, and economic prosperity. It addresses important issues such as deforestation, climate change, and global market demands. Furthermore, it delves into themes such as innovation, digitalization, and impact and regulations, aiming to shed light on the best practices, challenges, and innovative approaches used to achieve the goals of sustainability through empirical studies, theoretical frameworks, and case analyses.

Dr. Kristina Klarić
Dr. Andreja Pirc Barčić
Dr. Nikolay Neykov
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Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • wood industry
  • wood products
  • production management
  • quality management
  • wood supply chains
  • global forests products market
  • innovation
  • digitalization
  • sustainability
  • policy regulations

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