Table of Contents

Contents; Contributors; Preface; 1 The Study of Innovation in the Forest Sector: Relevance and Research Background; 2 Theoretical Approaches for the Analysis of Innovation Processes and Policies in the Forest Sector; 3 Networks of Small-Medium Enterprises Operating in Forestry: Some Theoretical Concepts and Empirical Evidence; 4 Innovation-related Knowledge Flows: Comparative Analysis of Finnish and Estonian Wood Sectors; 5 Institutional Innovation in European Private Forestry: the Emergence of Forest Owners' Organizations 6 The Contribution of Leader+ to the Implementation of Innovative Forest-related Projects7 How to Support Firm Competitiveness in Timber Industries? Clusters as Policy Means in Four European Countries; 8 Innovation in Forest-related Territorial Goods and Services: an Introduction; 9 Innovative Market Opportunities Related to Carbon Sequestration in European Forests?; 10 The Role of Networks in Non-wood Forest Products and Services Mar Innovation is increasingly recognized 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 innovation 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, including timber frame construction and bioenergy.