4.05.02 - Managerial economics



Managerial, Social and Environmental Aspects of the Forest-based Sector for Sustainable Development: 40th Anniversary Conference for 4.05.00

Virtual conference hosted from Brno, Czech Republic; 4-6 October 2021

Newly publishedBook of Abstracts - Welcome message by IUFRO President Dr. John Parrotta

IUFRO Units involved: 4.05.00, 4.05.01, 4.05.02, 4.05.03, 4.05.04, 4.05.05.

The forestry sector is significantly affected by environmental change and other recent challenges.  A continuous string of natural disasters increase pressure on forest management scenarios, timber and non-wood forest products trading and pricing, sale policies, labour productivity, and demand and supply responses. These challenges considerably influence the whole value chain. Forest management, timber and non-timber production, and wood markets are confronted with increasing pressure for enhanced managerial skills, planning, logistics, communication, marketing and analysis. The overproduction and related overall deficient demand for wood products also influence the forest-based sector. A shortage of skilled labour to manage the calamitous situation efficiently is significantly affecting the forest-based sector. In some parts of the world, the challenges and need for transformation in the forestry become even more deeply rooted due to current pandemic, which also notably decreases public interest in forest-related issues. It is the duty of the forestry professional and scientific community at the national, European, and global levels to analyse the situation and address forestry challenges and to propose steps to stabilise the forest-based and wood sectors.

Details athttps://iufro2021.ldf.mendelu.cz/

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Stjepan Posavec, Croatia


Vasja Leban, Slovenia

Davide Pettenella, Italy

Endre Schiberna, Hungary

Dijana Vuletic, Croatia

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.