Accession Number : AD0020528


Title :   SOCIAL ASPECTS OF JAPANESE FORESTRY ECONOMY: TWO CASE STUDIES


Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS


Personal Author(s) : Bennett, John W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/020528.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 61


Abstract : Case studies are presented concerning social customs relating to the function of skid trails (important to forestry cutting practices) in the Japanese forestry economy and the role of boss-type hierarchical relationships between men involved in the forestry operation. Conditions and pressures causing the wasteful forest exploitation included overpopulation, postwar reconstruction, fluctuations in the outside timber market, and various aspects of the social organization and culture of the forest economy. Data were obtained largely from interviews of selected respondents by Japanese sociologists.


Descriptors :   *FORESTRY , *ECONOMICS , CASE STUDIES , TREES , CUTTING , SKIDDING , SOCIOLOGY , WOOD , JAPAN , MARKETING , OPERATION


Subject Categories : Forestry
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE