Critical Factors of Competitiveness for the British Columbia Secondary Wood Products Industry

Wellington Spetic, Robert A. Kozak, Natalia G. Vidal

Abstract


This study investigated manufacturing, business, and sustainability factors that were considered to be critical for the future success of British Columbia’s secondary wood products sector. A qualitative research methodology was used to address the study’s objectives. Findings indicate that improvements in the quality of managerial and entrepreneurial capacity will be particularly important. In addition, it appears that sustainability and competitiveness may become increasingly intertwined in the industry in the near future. Results may be used to inform firms’ management and their stakeholders about internal manufacturing and business competencies that likely will have the most influence on firms’ future strategies, as well as the importance of incorporating environmental sustainability into business strategies.

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