Jaana Korhonen

Jaana Korhonen
Oak Ridge Associated Universities | ORAU

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Publications (44)
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The political project on bioeconomy strives to address multiple societal aspirations, namely combine economic growth with environmental sustainability in some socially acceptable manner. The contradictions between the goals and the concrete plans to increase production, processing, and consumption of forest biomass in Europe have however raised sus...
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While climate change and biodiversity loss have exposed humanity to major systemic risks, policymakers in more than 40 countries have proposed the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy as a solution to curb the risks. In the boreal region, forests have a prominent role in contributing to bioeconomy development; however, forest-based...
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Despite the sustained interest in multistory wood-frame construction (WMC) along with an expanding bioeconomy, the rate of market uptake has been modest outside North America. Changing environmental values and regulation are expected to boost WMC adoption along with an expanding bioeconomy, yet the future prospects of WMC are typically explored wit...
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There is rising global interest in growing more trees in order to meet growing population, climate change, and wood energy needs. Using recently published data on planted forests by country, we estimated relationships between per capita income and planted forest area that are useful for understanding prospective planted forest area futures through...
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Drawing from the idea that income distribution is affected by imperfect market competition, this article examines the effect of a wood market cartel, where roundwood buyers illegally exchanged price information in Finland during 1997–2004. Prices before, during, and after the infringement period are examined using a comparator-based econometric app...
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It is uncertain how the traditional forest sector can respond to the changing political environment, evolving markets, and global environmental problems. This study focuses on the development of forest-based bioeconomy (BE) in Finland from the perspective of three forest-based value networks (wooden multistory construction, fiber-based packaging, a...
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This paper builds on the idea of cross-border regional innovation system (CBRIS) to investigate the implications of global and regional changes in social, political, economic, and ecological systems on cross-border regions. In an era of increasingly abrupt changes in border permeability, CBRIS offers an intriguing context for studying such processe...
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Megaforces such as climate change, and market dynamics are impacting the development of product and service markets in the forest sector, driving renewal and reorientation. The University of Helsinki (UofH) has produced leading academic research, through global collaborations, on managing that transition by firms within the Nordic forest sector. To...
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Metsäalan työmarkkinat ovat muutoksessa, ja työntekijöiltä odotetaan tulevaisuudessa entistä monipuolisempia taitoja. Tämä yhdessä ikäluokkien pienenemisen kanssa ennakoi kovenevaa kil-pailua osaavista työntekijöistä myös metsäalalla, jolla työvoimatarpeen on pääsääntöisesti arvioitu kasvavan. Tässä tutkimuksessa selvitettiin suomalaisten 17-18-vuo...
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We estimated timber investment returns for 22 countries and 54 species/management regimes in 2017, for a range of global timber plantation species and countries at the stand level, using capital budgeting criteria, without land costs, at a real discount rate of 8%. Returns were estimated for the principal plantation countries in the Americas—Brazil...
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The benefits of crossborder cooperation for regional development have been widely accepted. The progress towards open borders and increased interaction across the border is, thus, seen as a beneficial process for crossborder regions. This process does not, however, proceed in a linear fashion from low to high crossborder integration. Rather, at tim...
Technical Report
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Acknowledgements The report benefited from the helpful comments from external reviewers, Arttu Malkamäki from the University of Helsinki and Margarida Tomé from the University of Lisbon. We wish to express our thanks for their insights and comments that helped to improve the report, and acknowledge that they are in no way responsible for any remain...
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Planted forests are a rising share of total forests globally and an increasingly important source of timber product output, affecting national and global markets. We estimated econometric models of planted forest area by OECD and non-OECD country groups that control for economic, institutional and environmental policies likely to influence future c...
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Forest resources are critical to environmental, economic, and social development, and there is substantial interest in understanding how global forest area will evolve in the future. Using an Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) model of total forest area that we updated using more recent data sets, we projected forest area through 2100 in 168 countri...
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Women working in the Nordic forest sector are underrepresented in top leadership positions, despite the female share increasing in higher education programs. Little research exists on this niche actor group in the forest sector context. To fill this gap, we assess perceptions of female leaders on the state of gender diversity in the Nordic forest i...
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The UN Agenda 2030 deems the private sector pivotal in co-governing sustainability issues. Despite intense research on corporate sustainability there is no explicit analysis of which policy-driven concepts companies choose to forward their sustainability visions and practices. This is relevant because communication of corporate sustainability contr...
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To foster innovativeness for supporting (forest-based) bioeconomy development, participation in decision-making and interaction between diverse actors become a necessary precondition for designing and implementing transition policies. However, who forms the emerging policy networks, and which policy beliefs are promoted? Based on data from a nation...
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This study identifies new wood-based products with considerable potential and attractive markets, including textiles, liquid biofuels, platform chemicals, plastics and packaging. We apply a mixed methods review to examine how the position of the forest industry in a given value chain determines the respective production value. An assessment is prov...
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The successful implementation of national bioeconomy strategies requires that various actor groups accept the concept and have similar visions for its future development. We use the fiber-based packaging sector to assess the understanding and perception concerning the definition of bioeconomy and its' future pathways. This is accomplished through a...
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The poster was prepared for presentation at the World Conference on Natural Resource Modelling, held in Guangzhou China, June 9--13th, 2018. The aim of this research is to provide new information on the factors that drive demand for planted forests and industrial plantations under different shared socioeconomic pathways (SSPs) based on quantitati...
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Natural and business ecosystems are complex and dynamic service systems that interact through the utilization of ecosystem service offerings for human well-being. Currently, natural and business sciences have not developed a shared and common set of service-based terms or concepts for discussing ecosystem service offerings in the process of value c...
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A summary presentation of M.Sc student views on the development of key business segments within a bioeconomy. Students applied the technology-based and socio-ecological bioeconomy pathways, presented by Priefer et al. (2017), to elaborate their views on the selected emerging business segments key to forest-based bioeconomy in Finland and globally.
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Circular Economy, Green Economy and Bioeconomy are currently mainstreamed in academia and policy making as key sustainability concepts. These have different standpoints and possibly imply different sustainability visions. Furthermore, the three concepts are understood and applied in research and policy making in different ways, signaling a certain...
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The operational environment of the forest sector is becoming more complex, and maintaining competitiveness has become increasingly complicated. At the industry or firm-level, competitiveness is seen as the ability to perform better in terms of value creation than competitors, over time. Relatively little is known about changes in firm-level competi...
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On the basis of data from 2000 to 2010, we investigated the separate effects of the uptake of forest certification and the usage of recycled paper on imports of paper and paperboard into Germany and the United States. Using panel data methods and based on a conventional Armington trade model, we find that the effects of two main forest certificatio...
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Despite their evidently different assumptions and operationalization strategies, the concepts of Circular Economy, Green Economy and Bioeconomy are joined by the common ideal to reconcile economic, environmental and social goals. The three concepts are currently mainstreamed in academia and policy making as key sustainability avenues, but a compara...
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This paper provides an analysis on the integration of prices for imported coniferous pulpwood and sawlogs, and respective domestic stumpage prices in the Finnish wood market. Eight real price series were investigated during 2002–2014 using monthly observations. The bounds testing approach by Pesaran et al. [(2001) Bounds testing approaches to the a...
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On the basis of data from 2000 to 2010, we investigated the separate effects of the uptake of forest certification and the usage of recycled paper on imports of paper and paperboard into Germany and the United States. Using panel data methods and based on a conventional Armington trade model, we find that the effects of two main forest certificatio...
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This is the first study in a global context exploring the state of industrial timberland ownership and control and modelling of the binary choice of ownership strategy. In our sample of the 100 largest forest product companies in 2012, 40 have timberland ownership and 51 are integrated into timberland by ownership or leasing arrangements. The descr...
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Natural and business ecosystems are complex and dynamic service systems that interact through the utilization of ecosystem service offerings for human well-being. Currently, natural and business sciences have not developed a shared and common set of service-based terms or concepts for discussing ecosystem service offerings in the process of value c...
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Natural and business ecosystems are complex and dynamic service systems that interact through the utilization of ecosystem service offerings for human well-being. Currently, natural and business sciences have not developed a shared and common set of service-based terms or concepts for discussing ecosystem service offerings in the process of value c...
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The European Union has set a milestone for cutting its carbon emissions by 2030 to levels 40% below the levels of 1990 through domestic reductions, improved energy efficiency and the greater use of renewable energy sources. In parallel, the key challenge of the pulp and paper industry (PPI) is how to achieve a transformation towards a bioeconomy, a...
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The area of planted forests has increased in the past two decades in parallel with forest industry internationalization and shift of industrial capacity to the global south. This study analysed the relationship of planted forest area with macro-economic, institutional, and forest sector factors that were associated with country-level competiveness...

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PerForm is a European cooperation network supported by the European Forest Institute. We are an international team of social scientists investigating societal perceptions of the forest-based Bioeconomy. The aim of PerForm is to better understand regional disparities of national bioeconomy policies and the perceptions of a forest-based bioeconomy. We explore the diversity of perceptions and acceptance of a forest-based bioeconomy in Europe in order to foster participation of different forest stakeholders and the broader public through an informed and open dialogue. We analyze perceptions of various stakeholder groups across Europe (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland). Methodologically, we build extensively on qualitative document analysis, stakeholder interviews and innovative communication tools.
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The aim of the project is to understand if innovation is contingent to the competitive or collaborative setting in bio-based sectors, including nature-based tourism, in the context of border regions. The project focuses on understanding, and comparing, to which degree do institutions, rules and norms, constrain and/or drive innovation in different cross-border areas. The project will start with a pre-scoping study at the Finnish-Russian border region, which is an important gateway between EU and non-EU trade of bio-based products, as well as for conservation efforts, including the European Green Belt initiative.
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The concepts of natural capital and ecosystem services are increasingly being introduced into financial investments and risk management. Institutional and private investments in Finnish rural areas offer opportunities for exploiting natural capital and ecosystem services. This study analyzes the financial sector's and advisory organizations' understanding and use of these concepts; especially in land-use investments. The project involves evaluating professional's adoption of these concepts and as well as defining the shortcomings of knowledge, skills and policy. Luontopääoman ja ekosysteemipalveluiden käsitteitä ollaan lisääntyvästi tuomassa rahoitukseen, investointeihin ja riskin hallintaan. Institutionaaliset ja yksityiset investoinnit Suomen maaseudun maankäyttöön tarjoavat mahdollisuuksia luontopääoman hyödyntämiseen. Tässä tutkimuksessa analysoidaan rahoitussektorin ja neuvontaorganisaatioiden käsityksiä ja edellytyksiä ymmärtää ja käyttää näitä käsitteitä erityisesti maankäytön investoinneissa. Hanke osallistaa ammattilaisia näiden käsitteiden omaksumiseen ja soveltamiseen sekä määrittää tietämyksen, osaamisen ja politiikan puutteita.