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Research article2012Peer reviewed

Small scale forest owners' responsibilities: results from a Swedish case study

Lönnstedt, Lars


Requirements on businesses made by society, public and customers for taking different responsibilities have increased, i.e., balancing economic, environmental and social concerns. Based on literature about corporate responsibility and small scale forest owners this article presents a case study of small scale forest owners' responsibilities in achieving sustainable forest management and Swedish Forest Agency's local office holders' expectations. Interviews have been made with ten small scale forest owners. The results show that no obvious conflict exists between economic and environmental responsibilities. The financial benefits for the owners for taking more environmental and social responsibility are small. The two office holders that were interviewed expect forest owners to take responsibilities. The weight that the interviewed owners give to their wishes is low.


CSR; Corporate social responsibility; Sustainable; Cutting behavior; Supply; Non-market utilities

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Small-Scale Forestry
2012, Volume: 11, number: 3, pages: 407-416
Publisher: SPRINGER

      SLU Authors

    • Lönnstedt, Lars

      • Department of Forest Products, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Associated SLU-program


    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG12 Responsible consumption and production
    SDG15 Life on land

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Business Administration
    Forest Science

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