Vision and goals
Our group, based at Department of Forest Sciences, builds on trans-disciplinary research collaboration on sustainable business management, specifically but not exclusively in the context of the forest sector. We understand sustainability as a multi-faceted concept including economic, social and ecological dimensions. In our research we adopt a system thinking, based on the idea that each local business is embedded in a global socio-ecological system.
We advocate for sustainable value creation between humans and ecosystem services, with an emphasis on on healthy forest ecosystems, renewable resources, and forest-based value-chains and products. Our work is directed towards enhancing the transition of bio-based businesses toward sustainable competitiveness. We adopt a bioeconomy perspective, without excluding the circular and green economy as sustainability visions.
Our methodological toolbox includes both quantitative and qualitative approaches, such as econometric and survey-based analysis, Delphi method, interview-based and case studies.
Collaboration and societal impact
We collaborate and rely on a solid network of multi-disciplinary researchers. Our research is produced in co-creation with a range of stakeholders, including companies, practitioners and forest owners. Research funding come from international and domestic bodies. Statitics about our research network and societal impact can be found here.
Our network of research collaborations