4.05.02 - Managerial economics



Call for Papers from IUFRO 125th Anniversary Conference: Special Issue of Open Agriculture

IUFRO’s 125th Anniversary Congress aimed to provide a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge and a dialogue across the full range of forest-related topics and scientific disciplines. This call for a special issue of Open Agriculture is focused on the topics covered in a number of sessions organized by Working Group 4.05.00 and Division 4. Manuscripts of papers presented at the Freiburg conference or other manuscripts related to these topics are welcome.

The deadline for submission is February 28, 2018.

More information regarding the Special Issue and other details are provided at: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1650

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Donald Hodges, United States


Maria Nijnik, United Kingdom

Stjepan Posavec, Croatia

Endre Schiberna, Hungary

About Unit

The Unit is focused on promoting international cooperation in research and education related to the managerial aspects of forest economics.  The Unit’s first meeting was held in in Brno in 1985.  It was renamed Managerial Economics in 1989 and merged with the Managerial, Social and Environmental Accounting Working Group in 1995 into the 4.05.00 Unit.

Over the past few decades, forest management has incorporated cultural, institutional, and social dimensions with the traditional economic and environmental criteria.  In addition, global issues such as changes in society, climate, and forest values influence and transform the ways in which forest ecosystems are managed and utilized.  The role of managerial economics in response to these evolving conditions and needs of society are central to this Unit.

State of Knowledge

The Unit has examined a wide range of topics during its history - innovative economic instruments; forest development and management in the light of global change; adaptive forest management; economic impact assessment of environmental, social, and economic changes on forest management; evaluation of forest- and timber trade-related policies; financial modeling of forest management under changing framework conditions; payments for ecosystem services and consequences for forest management; shifts in supply and demand for non-market services of forests; forest management decision support systems; risks in forestry - which are reflected in the Unit's publications.