The focus is on the political decisions for alternative contraceptive boom-and-bust behavior in the Northern Forest sawmill industry. A simulation analysis is also to be used for faculty to demonstrate the results of various policy alternatives. Landowner, sawmill owners, government officials, and environmentalists want not experienced sawmill demand “overshooting” of the productive capacity of forest resources, a problem that the region had about a century earlier. St. .. Read more »

The focus is on the political decisions for alternative contraceptive boom-and-bust behavior in the Northern Forest sawmill industry. A simulation analysis is also to be used for faculty to demonstrate the results of various policy alternatives. Landowner, sawmill owners, government officials, and environmentalists want not experienced sawmill demand “overshooting” of the productive capacity of forest resources, a problem that the region had about a century earlier. Students use systems thinking skills (analysis reference modes of behavior, causal-loop mapping and stock-flow mapping) to create their casual assumptions of the underlying structure systems. The case of the article is, “sustainability of resources in Commodity Market Systems,” System Dynamics Review Summer 2002.
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Robert D. Landel,
Andrew Jones
Source: Darden School of Business
3 pages.
Release date: 30 November 2004. Prod #: UV3546-PDF-ENG
Northern Forest (F): Policy Alternatives HBR case solution

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