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Forest Certification Scheme; Perceptions and Willingness-to-pay of Consumers and Manufacturers in South Korea

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Authors
Lee, Seong Youn; Youn, Yeo-Chang; Joo, Rin Won; Yang, In
Issue Date
2007
Publisher
Korean Forest Society
Citation
Journal of Korean Forest Society, vol. 96(2), pp. 183-188
Keywords
forest sertificationcertified wood productsawarenesswillingness-to-pay and -chargeforest products manugacturesconsumers
Abstract
This study was carried out to examine the perceptions of consumers and forest product manaufactures in South Korea about forest sertification and to identify their willingess-to-pay for certified products by personal interviews. Sixteen percent of interviewees knew and neard about forest certification. However, fifty-six percent of interviewees had an intention to participate in forest sertification system. The consumers' group can be described in relative terms as the male of 30 are bracket. The average price premium charged to consumers was higher that one paid to manufactures, and thus manaufacturers are willing to include the additional costs for certified products.
ISSN
0445-4650
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/81287
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