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Oregon's forest sector innovation system : an investigation towards advanced performance

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dc.contributor.advisor Hansen, Eric N.
dc.creator Orozco, Nadine C.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T17:31:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T17:31:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2012-06-08
dc.date.issued 2012-06-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/30307
dc.description Graduation date: 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Innovation is a critical component for long term success of an organization. However, being innovative is rarely easy. Successful implementation of any innovation (product, process, or business system) can heavily rely on the functionality of the current innovation system in a given industry. An innovation system is composed of policies, companies, individuals, and other major actors that may play a role in the development and diffusion of an innovation into the marketplace. Historically, the forest products industry has faced numerous challenges in remaining innovative: outside forces provide few incentives or favorable policies while poor communication among industry sectors impedes creative growth from within. An in-depth analysis of why the forest sector innovation system is not performing at a higher level is therefore essential. This thesis outlines results gathered from personal interviews with industry professionals and an industry survey on key policies, incentives, organizations, and the condition of Oregon's forest sector innovation system in general. Ultimately, the research provides recommendations for an improved forest sector innovation system that can, in turn, increase competitiveness and synergies among forest sector companies, higher education, and other businesses in Oregon. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation Forest Explorer en_US
dc.subject Forestry en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Innovation System en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forestry innovations -- Oregon en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forestry innovations -- Oregon -- Public opinion en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forest products industry -- Oregon -- Public opinion en_US
dc.title Oregon's forest sector innovation system : an investigation towards advanced performance en_US
dc.type Thesis/Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science (M.S.) in Wood Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master's en_US
dc.degree.discipline Wood Science en_US
dc.degree.grantor Oregon State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Knowles, Chris
dc.contributor.committeemember Leavengood, Scott
dc.contributor.committeemember Plaza, Dwaine
dc.contributor.committeemember Christensen, Mark
dc.description.peerreview no en_us

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