Wood Mobilization Survey

Understanding the market behavior of forest owners and managers is important to identify effective and efficient policy instruments that enhance wood provisioning. We conducted a choice experiment (CE) at two study sites in south-eastern Germany (Upper Bavaria and Lower Franconia) and two in north-eastern Switzerland (Grisons and Aargau) to elicit foresters’ preferences for different supply channels, contract lengths, wood prices and duration of business relations. CE belong to the stated preference methods to analyze individual decision making. Respondents had to choose among three options based on different attribute levels in 12 consecutive choice sets. Our study site comparison identified regional differences and particularities, which should be taken into account when promoting wood mobilization. The success of policy instruments, such as the promotion of bundling organizations and long-term contracts, can vary depending on the specific structural and institutional conditions, like existing marketing channels, as well as on behavioral aspects of the particular public and private decision makers.

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This work was supported by:
  • Swiss National Science Foundation SNF (link) (Grant/Award: 406640-142933)

Related Publications

Olschewski, R., Tzanova, P., Thees, O., Polosek, P.: How does wood mobilization depend on marketing decisions? A country comparison based on choice experiments. Annals of Forest Science 76, 103 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13595-019-0894-z


Olschewski, Roland; Tzanova, Polia; Thees, Oliver; Polosek, Philipp (2019). Wood Mobilization Survey. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.90.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.90
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  • Email: roland.olschewskifoo(at)wsl.ch  Given Name: Roland  Family Name: Olschewski  Affiliation: WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Software, Publication, Supervision
  • Email: tzanovafoo(at)tum.de  Given Name: Polia  Family Name: Tzanova  Affiliation: TU München  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Publication, Supervision
  • Email: oliver.theesfoo(at)wsl.ch  Given Name: Oliver  Family Name: Thees  Affiliation: WSL Federal Research Institute  DataCRediT: Collection, Publication, Supervision
  • Email: philipp_polosekfoo(at)gmx.de  Given Name: Philipp  Family Name: Polosek  Affiliation: TU München  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Publication
Contact Person Given Name: Roland  Family Name: Olschewski  Email: roland.olschewskifoo(at)wsl.ch  Affiliation: WSL Swiss Federal Research Institute
Publication Publisher: EnviDat  Year: 2019
  • Type: Collected  Date: 2014-02-01  End Date: 2014-04-30
  • Type: Collected  Date: 2016-03-01  End Date: 2016-05-31
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Last Updated September 17, 2020, 10:25 (CEST)
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