The demand-side cooperation in the Finnish forest industry has attracted much research interest during the past decade. However, the upstream or supplier-side cooperation has been less studied. Because of the broad cooperative and coopetitive traditions, the Finnish forest industry constitutes an excellent case in studying cooperation conventions in different parts of the product or supply chain. This research investigates especially how downstream coopetition is reflected upstream, across the borders of supply-side markets such as those for labour and roundwood. An empirical analysis of market information suggests cross-border correlations and causalities, that is, indications of expanded supplier-side coopetition between the two markets.
- Inderscience Publishers
- Upstream coopetition in the finnish forest industry – the case ...
Biomass is Carbon Neutral – What Does This Mean for Sustainability?
The topic of climate change is not without its fair share of controversy, and while there are dozens of conflicting scientific and political perspectives at play, one positive that has emerged from the chaos is that the average global citizen is far more aware of the importance of sustainability and environmental responsibility than perhaps ever before. This has trickled into the realm of official policy making, as developed nations all over the world have begun to turn their attention towards diversifying their...
Valtra and Kesla are a perfect combination for forestry work
Valtra and Kesla are an ideal pairing for forest tasks. Customers have used Valtra-Kesla combinations for years, of course, but now the two companies are also teaming up in product development and the sales network. For example, in Finland and some other markets Valtra and Kesla products can be purchased from the same dealer. The Unlimited Studio at the Valtra factory in Suolahti has also specialised in fitting Kesla forest equipment. Forest contractors Kyösti Tiainen and Heikki Pulkkinen from Punkaharju in...
Biomass harvesting: how forest thinning can help prevent wildfires
Every year, wildfires plague the nation. Once there’s an ignition source, dry foliage in country areas can quickly go up in flames, spreading through woodlands or grasslands quickly. While some wildfires can be small, others can be devastating and blaze through thousands of acres.While there’s no way to predict where wildfires may start, there are ways to minimize the damage of risk-prone areas. One great way to reduce wildfire hazards is biomass harvesting.In this blog, we’ll discuss wildfires,...
WaStop chosen to protect Forest View residents and property from flooding - Case Study
Location: Forest View Customer: The Village of Forest View Problem: Originally Forest View had a combined sewer and stormwater system. As the area became popular development occurred which lead to more hard surface areas, which lead to higher runoff during rainy periods. This became such a problem that, in the 1960’s the sewer and stormwater system was split to ensure that high rainfall events didn’t overload the sewer system causing backflow into residential properties. The two split systems...
This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand
Somsak Sriphumthong is on a caffeine-fueled mission. After years living and working abroad, the organic farmer and community leader returned to his native Thailand several years ago — during a time when the forests were being cleared for opium fields and rice plantations. Seeking a sustainable alternative, he started growing and selling organic coffee beans on reclaimed land. Why coffee? Sriphumthong says he “didn’t want to take advantage of society … or harm people” while earning...