Journal article

Factors influencing the success of wood product innovations in Australia and New Zealand

Lyndall Bull, Ian Ferguson

Forest Policy and Economics | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2006


The most obvious benefit of product innovation for the wood products sector is the potential for additional profits through more efficient utilization of wood fibre. The competitive advantages that successful product innovation can bring to the Australian and New Zealand wood product industries are increasingly being recognized. Private and government owned firms have developed new wood products in Australia and New Zealand - some of these attempts have been successful while others have not. In an effort to understand why these products had differing results in the marketplace, research was carried out on the commercialisation of nine wood product innovations in the region. The research used..

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