Innovation is increasingly recognised as a key factor in environmental protection and balanced sustainable development within the forestry sector. This volume provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation for the analysis of innovation processes and policies in a traditional, rural sector as well as presenting empirical analyses of the processes from major innovation areas. Territorial services of the forest sector are examined, including various types of forest ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration or recreation and wood value chains, such as timber frame construction and bioenergy.
Section I: Introduction 1. Relevance of innovation Section II: Theoretical-conceptual aspects 2. Innovation research approaches 3. Innovation policy and stakeholder power, barriers to innovation 4. Institutional innovations in private forestry Section III: Territorial services 5. Conceptual introduction to the study of innovations in territorial services of forests 6. Policy-integration for innovation and rural development -LEADER 7. Emergence of new market opportunities due to carbon sequestration 8. Networking for innovation in TGSs marketing 9. Multi-actor cooperation in tourism projects Section IV: Wood based value chains 10. Conceptual paper on studying innovations in wood based value chains 11. Clusters as a mechanism for delivering innovation policy 12. Timber construction value chain 13. External innovation barriers of the firms producing wood furniture 14. Innovative options to wood based bio energy solutions 15. Integration of forest and harvest SMEs in vertical value chains 16. Knowledge flows research - industry Section V: Summary and conclusions 17. Conclusions