Trust in Finnish-Russian Forest Industry Business Relations

Joint project with the University Joensuu (Finland).
The project deals with an empirical study of the trust potential as a business-strategy. It aims to analyze to what extent the investing in social and environmental aspects of forest exploitation and the creating of a company’s positive image impact its economic parameters. Methods used in the project are: case study and comparative analysis. Research is conducted in territories rented by the company Stora Enso (Karelia, Leningrad region), Kuemmene and Tomesto Metsolito (Leningrad region).

Supported by the Academy of Sciences of Finland.