Canadian Forest Service Publications

Will Canada remain competitive in Pacific rim markets? 1991. Manning, G.H.; Wilson, W.R. Pacific rim forestry--bridging the world: proceedings of the Economics, Policy and Law Working Group session of the Society of American Foresters National Convention, August 4-7, 1991, San Francisco, CA,. Bethesda, MD, The Society.

Year: 1991

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4125

Language: English

Availability: Order paper copy (free)

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Abstract

Canada's competitive position in Pacific Rim forest products markets is analyzed using the Michale Porter approach. Major factors influencing Canada's competitiveness are: physical and economic wood supply, environmental questions, investment climate, labor relations, research and innovation, and industry size and concentration. The major potential for negative impact is in the areas of poor labor relations, lagging expenditures in research and innovation, investment climate, and market development. However, as long as resource availability is a key factor, Canada is likely to remain competitive.