Browsing by Subject "sahateollisuus"

Sort by: Order: Results:

Now showing items 21-23 of 23
  • Burgman, Adolf (1925)
  • Honkanen, Venla (Helsingfors universitet, 2017)
    The aim of this thesis was to discover the similarities and differences between the Finnish and northwest Russian timber industry. The second goal was to find characteristics from the operational environment of the closely situated countries, in order to, increase cultural understanding when comparing the timber industry of these countries. Data collection was conducted via theme interviews by using two separate frameworks, which were Pestel and Core Competence. The Pestel framework focuses on the macro level of the operational environment, and the Core Competence framework on the micro level of the particular company. Research was also conducted on how the companies differentiate from each other, when the raw material is the same for the whole industry. How to produce added value and at the same time develop long-term and lasting customer relationships? The theme interviews were supplemented by using secondary sources and the Pestel framework. This approach was adopted to bring depth to the results, in order to increase the reliability of the data. According to the results, the main differences had to do with the culture, and what action is taken in specific situations. Furthermore, the conditions of the forest and timber industry in the two countries are completely different. For example, in Finland private forest owners own most of the forests, whereas, in Russia the government owns all the forests. This affects in multiple ways in how the forests are renewed, and the future quality of the timber. Differences regarding, for example, technology and corruption were discovered in the interviews and the secondary sources of data.
  • Raittinen, Elliroosa (Helsingin yliopisto, 2020)
    The importance of corporate responsibility (CR) has increased, and it has become significant for all industries and companies. The Finnish sawmill industry has acknowledged the issue of environmental impact and responsibility for many decades. As the general awareness of CR has increased on the global level, the management and understanding of CR have developed as well in the sawmill industry. The focus of this thesis was to reveal the medium size sawmills’ managers attitudes to CR, and how the CR goals have been realized in the sawmills, and how the UN’s Sustainable development goals (SDGs) are represented in the sawmills’ CR strategies and realizations. The second target was to exam the development of CR in sawmill industry in the last ten years. The thesis is a qualitative research. The empirical data was collected by interviewing the managers of medium-sized sawmills in Finland between January and March 2020. The interviewing method based on semi-structured theme interview and the data analysis combined the qualitative and the thematic analyse methods. Based on the results, the interviewed managers perceive CR generally positive, and they see CR as a positive push-effect on the companies’ research and development processes. The managers found out that the most efficient way for medium size sawmills to execute CR is by integrating CR into the company’s strategy and daily operating processes. According to the sawmill managers, CR and business should be seen as a whole, and CR should be seen in every business sector of the company. The focus of sawmills’ CR actions is based on environmental and social responsibility. The economic responsibility was hard to define by the sawmill managers. The executed CR actions on sawmills are compatible with SDGs. Based on the findings, the most important SDGs in sawmills industry are Good health and well-being, Decent work and economic growth, Responsible consumption and production, Climate action, as well as, Life on land. The most significant change has happened in the shareholders’ awareness of CR. Furthermore, climate change and the loss of biodiversity have become more visible in general discussions and in companies’ CR actions. However, there is lack of CR marketing resources in Finnish medium size sawmills, which could be solved by cooperating with other companies and the Finnish sawmill federation. After the comparison of the findings to the previous literature, it could be concluded that Finnish sawmill industry is still on the reactive CR level with their CR, even if their attitudes have turned slightly more towards proactive CR level during the last decade.