Technical innovation in Spain's forestry industry

  • R. Voces González Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • A. Casimiro Herruzo Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • L. Díaz-Balteiro Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Keywords: SPAIN, FOREST PRODUCTS INDUSTRY, WOOD INDUSTRY, PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY, INNOVATION

Abstract

This paper intends to provide an overview of the technological innovation in the Spanish wood-based industry. This characterization will be carried out through the analysis of a set of indicators based on both secondary and primary data, the later obtained from a survey taken in 2007. Results indicate a weakness and backwardness in the innovation activities performed in the forest industry, with respect to the overall Spanish manufacturing industry. This gap is wider in the case of R&D activities. However, it is necessary to indicate that the important limitations observed in the way firms carry out their innovation activities, are shared with the overall traditional manufacturing sectors.

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Published
2008-12-01
How to Cite
Voces GonzálezR., HerruzoA. C., & Díaz-BalteiroL. (2008). Technical innovation in Spain’s forestry industry. Forest Systems, 17(3), 282-296. https://doi.org/10.5424/srf/2008173-01042
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Research Articles