Timberland Investment Management Organizations: Business Strategies in Forest Plantations in Brazil
Management and Policy Implications Investments in timberland have increased globally in the last few decades; timberland investors have expanded their portfolios to different regions, species, and markets. Developing countries have made political and economic changes to create a favorable business environment for foreign investments. For instance, Brazil, Colombia, and South Africa often promote international events to demonstrate their potential and opportunities for expanding their forest-based economies. In light of the dynamism of the forest market worldwide, our research provides crucial information for policymakers and private investors. By using our approach and findings, policymakers could minimize local business risk by implementing desirable policies for forest investors. In addition, TIMO managers could apply a similar method in other regions, thereby expanding their risk analysis. Finally, readers could use our research as a benchmark or guidelines for the Brazilian timber market and similar developing economies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2017
This article was made available online on December 22, 2016 as a Fast Track article with title: "Timberland Investment Management Organizations: Business Strategies in Forest Plantations in Brazil".