L’évolution de la commercialisation des bois publics français : entre dépendance au chemin et rupture institutionnelle
AbstractThe evolution of the French Public Timber Sales Mechanisms: Between Path Dependence and Path Breaking This article suggests applying the “path dependence” and “path breaking” concepts to the study of merchant institutions through which timber is sold in France. The aim is to analyze the consequences of a new law on timber industry. First we remind, the features which led to the appearance of a path dependence situation around the auction. Then we describe the exogenous and endogeneous factors in favour of a change in the institutional trajectory, due to the raise of supply contracts sales by private agreements. Finally, we present all the arguments given by part of the timber industry to maintain the auction as the main sales method.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Laboratoire d'Economie Forestiere, AgroParisTech-INRA in its series Working Papers - Cahiers du LEF with number 2009-02.
Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2009
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path dependence; public timber auction; institution; path-breaking; lock-in.;
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