Family Forest Owners’ Changing Values and Other Service-Demand Drivers

  • Heimo KarppinenEmail author
  • Áiné Ní Dhubháin
  • Brett J. Butler
Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 24)


Two axioms of service-dominant logic (S-D logic) are that “the beneficiary is always a co-creator of value” and “value is always uniquely and phenomenologically determined by the beneficiary.” Therefore, to understand the application of S-D logic to family forestry it is imperative to understand drivers that are influencing family forest owners and in particular, their demographics, attitudes and behavior. In this chapter, we use the S-D logic framework to discuss the internal and external drivers impacting family forest owners’ values and the implications. We discuss drivers such as urbanization and changing values and lifestyles, afforestation and land use changes, restitution and privatization, forest land trade and inheritance, as well as relevant changes to the forest industry. Then we look at how these drivers influence owners’ demographics, values, objectives and behavior. Finally, we consider current service provision and future challenges from the S-D logic point of view.


Demographics Drivers of change Family forest owners Values 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heimo Karppinen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Áiné Ní Dhubháin
    • 2
  • Brett J. Butler
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.University College DublinDublinIreland
  3. 3.USDA Forest ServiceAmherstUSA

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