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A Spatial Equilibrium Analysis of the Southern Appalachian Hardwood Lumber-Using Industry

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The organization and cost efficiency in wood utilization of the southern Appalachian hardwood-using industry was studied. A spatial equilibrium type of analysis was made, adapting the transportation problem to consider multi-stage integrated industrial structures. Forecasts of least-cost organization of the industry under a variety of future economic conditions were made. Concentration and integration of drying and dimension manufacturing in the Appalachian areas is supported by the results of this study. Forest Sci. 18:247-260.

Keywords: Economics; linear programming; marketing; utilization

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Asst. Professor of Forest Biometrics at Blacksburg

Publication date: September 1, 1972

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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