The Challenge of Forest Certification for Multinational Companies in Russia

Joint project with the Helsinki School of Economics.

This project is a study of strategies used by the Finnish companies when starting business in Russia. Particular attention is paid to political problems encountered by the companies in the post-socialist period, as well as to relatively new problems connected with global management of nature resources and with a pressure from international and Russian NGOs. A Finnish-Swedish company, Stora Enso, was chosen for the case study: the company’s enterprises in the Russian territory and its head office in Finland are being studied. Methods of research are: interview and participant observation.

Supported by the Academy of Siences of Finland.