Research Overview

The Center's research program aims to develop and disseminate industry-relevant knowledge through direct, observation-based methods and empirical analyses that focus on five core themes of major concern to pulp and paper firms:

  • Globalization, which examines strategic trade, foreign investment, and other international issues important for the¬†Industry;

  • Enterprise effectiveness, that centers on industry's management structures and practices;

  • Workplace transformation, that addresses organizational changes and innovative work systems for achieving higher levels of product quality and productivity;

  • Innovation, which focuses on scientific and technical knowledge structures for product or process innovation; and

  • Community, which involves the interactions and relationships between industry and society.

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