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The focus is on the impacts of IT on the consumption of communication paper products in industrialized countries. However, the implications for the global forest sector are also analysed. Furthermore, the paper presents a case study of the impact of IT on the USA newsprint consumption and its long-term outlook.
The results have direct implications, e. The paper concludes by discussing the possible impacts that information technology may have on the forest sector in general, and the challenges to forest research and policy.
Introduction The emergence of new information and communications technologies ITin particular the Internet and mobile communication, has in the last decade changed in many ways our every day life.
These changes have direct impacts on the way people interact with each others, do business, organize institutions - in general how our societies work CastellsShapiro and Varian Also, it is evident that the impact of IT will be ever more stronger in the future.
The forest sector is no exception to this trend. It is not immune to information technology itself, nor to the changes that it is causing in our societies. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the challenges that IT is bringing to the forest sector.
The impacts of IT on forest sector is mainly generated outside the sector itself, i. Therefore, we have to first analyse the underlying driving forces that determine the development and adaptation of IT in our societies.
Here, the focus is on the four major driving forces: The paper focuses on the impacts of IT on the consumption of communication paper products in industrialized countries, particularly the newsprint market in USA.
Naturally, IT will also have direct impact to other markets and countries, but due to space limitations these are not considered here. However, as will be pointed out, the case of USA newsprint market has significant implications to forest sector in general and particularly to forest sector outlook studies.
The paper's objective is to increase awareness of the many ways that information technology is affecting the global forest sector already today, and increasingly so tomorrow.
Moreover, hopefully the framework presented helps to clarify the diverse and complex issues involved. Finally, the paper concludes by pointing out some implications to future forest research and policy.
Driving Forces The topic of information technology and its impacts to forest sector is a large and complex one. Consequently, it is useful to approach the subject by focusing on some of the essential driving forces which determine the development. In order to make the presentation more concrete, the paper considers these driving forces in the context of communication paper products.
The costs of computer power has fallen by an average of around 30 percent a year over the past couple of decades, and there appears to be no end to this development.
Besides the hardware, the costs of information transmission and receiving, such as broadband services, are also decreasing rapidly. Rationally behaving consumers and producers respond to these changes by substituting IT equipment, software and services for other goods and services.
Clearly, the economic incentives and market advantages will work towards increasing electronic publishing. The contents of many of the intangible goods, whose value does not rely on a physical form e.
These costs can be significantly reduced, or they do not exist, in online or electronic format. To name one example, the costs of distributing online newspapers for one or customers are insignificant, i. Moreover, publishers suffer the costs of unsold newspapers, magazines and books at newsstands and bookshops.
This is the result of the fact that actual demand is difficult to project.
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