Forest Strategy

Strategic Management and Sustainable Development for the Forest Sector

  • Authors
  • Michael Gane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. General Introduction: Strategy for Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Forest Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-20
    2. Michael Gane
      Pages 21-32
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      Pages 33-64
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      Pages 65-98
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      Pages 99-147
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      Pages 149-213
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      Pages 215-263
  4. Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-268
    2. Michael Gane
      Pages 269-313
    3. Michael Gane
      Pages 315-353
    4. Michael Gane
      Pages 355-392
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 393-414

About this book


Michael Gane’s ground-breaking Forest Strategy combines detailed analysis of the forest sector with modern strategic management principles to develop a vision for sustainable forest management which is both practical and theoretically robust.

In the past, lack of understanding at the nexus between the forest sector on the one hand and strategic management on the other, has led to failures in many countries to realise the potential that forest sector development offers. This important new book adopts a more holistic approach to propose a new theoretical framework for this once traditional sector; one which reconciles current thinking in strategic management with natural resource management.

The book will provide a valuable resource for both forestry professionals – particularly those in managerial positions in government departments and forest services throughout the world – and for advanced students and researchers exploring the issues around forest sector administration. The latter will include researchers from a range of backgrounds, including forestry, ecology, geography, conservation, rural development, economics, forest or environmental policy, social studies and public affairs, and will be of particular interest to groups adopting an interdisciplinary approach to forestry issues.

Michael Gane has previously taught at the Universities of Oxford and Bradford and was the Director of what is now English Nature between 1974 and 1980. He has since worked as a consultant on a wide range of forest economics and planning projects worldwide, particularly in collaboration with the FAO.


Conservation Development Forest sector Forestry Institutions Organizations Policy Strategy Sustainability Sustainable Development Sustainable forest management Systems ecology forest organization

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