Transition of the Forest Industry Firms to Biorefinery in Brazil

Diversity of Paths and Triggers

Fábio de Oliveira Paula, Jurgen Poesche, Maria Barbosa Lima Toivanen, Kari Lilja

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The declining demand of printing and writing papers, breakthroughs in R&D and sustainability issues are promoting a global transition from the chemical pulp industry into more broad-based biorefinery operations. In Brazil, this transition is happening at a slower pace than in the leading countries, but a preparation for it is already observed in several forest industry firms. The purpose of this paper is to analyze this transition in Brazil through case studies of the three biggest Brazilian forest industry firms complemented with in-depth interviews with industry specialists. The contribution of this research is threefold. First, it describes the different initiatives of the firms and their current position at different stages of the innovation pipeline. The conclusion of this analysis proposes an inductive process model for the Brazilian transition. Second, it identifies the following conditioning mechanisms related to the transition process: the firm structure, its absorptive capacity, the strategic alliances and the governmental policy. Lastly, it concludes by identifying some reasons why the transition in Brazil is in a less developed stage compared to more developed countries and gives some suggestions of how Brazil may overcome this challenge by orchestrating the National System of Innovation with an integrated strategy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication XLII Encontro da ANPAD
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventXLII Encontro da ANPAD, EnANPAD 2018 - Universidade Positivo, Curitiba, Brazil
Duration: 3 Oct 20186 Oct 2018
Conference number: 42
http://www.anpad.org.br/~anpad/eventos.php?cod_evento=1

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NameAnais
PublisherANPAD
ISSN (Electronic)2177-2576

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ConferenceXLII Encontro da ANPAD, EnANPAD 2018
Abbreviated titleEnANPAD 2018
CountryBrazil
CityCuritiba
Period3/10/186/10/18
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Forest industry
Trigger
Industry
Strategic alliances
In-depth interviews
National systems of innovation
Innovation
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Firm structure
Preparation
Transition process
Process model
Developed countries
Conditioning
Pulp
Sustainability
Absorptive capacity

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de Oliveira Paula, F., Poesche, J., Barbosa Lima Toivanen, M., & Lilja, K. (2018). Transition of the Forest Industry Firms to Biorefinery in Brazil: Diversity of Paths and Triggers. In XLII Encontro da ANPAD [ITE61] Encontro da ANPAD
de Oliveira Paula, Fábio ; Poesche, Jurgen ; Barbosa Lima Toivanen, Maria ; Lilja, Kari. / Transition of the Forest Industry Firms to Biorefinery in Brazil : Diversity of Paths and Triggers. XLII Encontro da ANPAD. 2018. (Encontro da ANPAD).
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de Oliveira Paula, F, Poesche, J, Barbosa Lima Toivanen, M & Lilja, K 2018, Transition of the Forest Industry Firms to Biorefinery in Brazil: Diversity of Paths and Triggers. in XLII Encontro da ANPAD., ITE61, Encontro da ANPAD, XLII Encontro da ANPAD, EnANPAD 2018, Curitiba, Brazil, 3/10/18.

Transition of the Forest Industry Firms to Biorefinery in Brazil : Diversity of Paths and Triggers. / de Oliveira Paula, Fábio; Poesche, Jurgen; Barbosa Lima Toivanen, Maria; Lilja, Kari.

XLII Encontro da ANPAD. 2018. ITE61 (Encontro da ANPAD).

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