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Title: Session IVB: Forcasting and Facilitating Adoption of Technological Innovations

Source: In: Executive summaries: 42d annual meeting; 1988 June 19-22; Quebec, Canada. Madison, WI: Forest Products Research Society: 1988; pp. 65-67.

Author(s)Skog, Kenneth; Ince, Peter; Durbak, Irene; Howard, James

Publication Year: 1988  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: The USDA Forest Service is modeling technological change in U.S. wood products processing and use in order to more accurately project anticipated uses of, demand for, and supply of timber resources. This work is for the 1989 assessment that is being developed in response to the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act (RPA)of 1974 and related legislation. The technology forecasting effort includes identifying technological developments for making softwood lumber, panels, and fiber products and using models to evaluate the impact of their adoption on product recovery and processing costs. Other Forest Service effortsinclude forecasting the effect of technological change on harvesting costs and the rates of wood use in manufacturing and construction.

Keywords: forcasting, softwood lumber, softwood plywood, oriented strandboard and waferboard, paper, paperboard and related products

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 437 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/18/2014
RITS Product ID: 67971
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Howard, James L.
Economist
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
 

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