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.
From the reviews: "The 414 densely-packed pages of text are divided into two parts. ! It covers strategic ideas and strategic methods. ! The reader is rewarded with some hugely interesting and valuable comments by the author ! . As a theoretical treatment of the forest sector and strategy, the book is interesting ! ." (Tim Rollinson, International Forestry Review, Vol. 11 (1), 2009)
Contents. Aknowledgements. 1. General Introduction: Strategy for Developement. 1.1. Paradox and Policy. 1.2. Global Issues. 1.3. Conservation and Development. 1.4. The Strategy Process. Part I. The Forest Sector. Introduction to part I. 2. The Nature of the Forest Sector. 2.1 What is the Forest Sector? 2.2.Composition. 2.3. Interactions and Influence. 2.4. The role of People in the Sector. 2.5. Application of the Sector Concept. 3. Resources. 3.1. Endowment. 3.2. Allocation. 3.3. Renewal. 4. Activities. 4.1. Subsectors. 4.2. Value Added. 4.3. Employment. 4.4. Capital Formation. 4.5. Trade. 5. Outputs. 5.1. Range and Diversity. 5.2. Demand. 5.3. Supply. 5.4.Sustainability. 6. Organizations and Institutions. 6.1. Organizations. Types of Organization. Forest Sector Organization. International Organizations. Organization Theory. 6.2. The Institutional Framework. Law, Custom and Practice. Policy and Programmes. Financial and Economic Arrangements. Education, Research and Data Handling. Participation, Conflicts and Leadership. 6.3. Sector Management. Management Style. Cohesion. The Mangement of Change. Sector Capacity. Growth and Development. 7. The Forest Sector as a System. 7.1. System characteristics. 7.2.Transformations. 7.3. Modelling. System Dynamics. Gap Analysis. Continuity of Supply and Sustainability. 7.4. System Development. Strategy Programmes and Projects. Development aims. Part II Strategy. Introduction to part II. 8. Strategic Ideas. 8.1. Origins. 8.2. Business Strategy. Functional Characteristics. Deliberate and Emergent Strategy. Strategy, Tactics and Operation. 8.3. Public Policy. Views of Public Policy. The Policy Process. Forest Policy. 8.4. Forest Strategy. Aims and Choices. Imperatives, Constraints and Priorities. The Strategy Process. 9. Strategic Methods. 9.1. Analysis. Sector Review. Transformations and Modelling. SWOT analysis. Participation. 9.2. Aims. Imperatives. Scenarios. Strategy Formulation. NFP Preparation. Forest Policy. 9.3. Action. Programme Development. Monitoring. Evaluation. 10. Strategy in Action. 10.1. Strategic Impact. 10.2. Institutional Arrangements. The role of government. A forest forum. Leadership. Programme Support. 10.3. Style. 10.4. The Way Ahead.
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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.