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    Author(s): Delton Alderman
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 586-596.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Eastern white pine (EWP) and red pine make up nearly 8.5 percent of the total sawtimber volume in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Lake States regions. The majority of white pine growing stock is found in the Mid-Atlantic and Lake State regions; however, the center of eastern white pine production and markets is in New England. EWP is produced in both hardwood sawmills and EWP mills using the same equipment and sawing methods as common hardwood species. The quality of Mid-Atlantic and Lake States eastern white pine is arguably equal to or better than that found in New England. Given transportation and transaction costs, why does this competitive advantage exist? In part, this research was pursued to discern whether producers in New England had a greater level of entrepreneurial orientation; if so, then these findings (i.e., competitive advantage attributes) could be presented to the industry as a whole. To assess entrepreneurial orientation, a mail survey of EWP primary and secondary manufacturers was conducted in 2004 in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Lake State regions. Data were collected from more than 300 respondents and findings indicate that New England manufacturers were not more entrepreneurially oriented than Mid-Atlantic or Lake State producers. Frequency of implementing new technology and/or equipment and the active search for new markets are relevant indicators of entrepreneurship among eastern white pine producers, as opposed to the hypothesized main eff ects of manufacturing type and region.

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    Alderman, Delton. 2011. Entrepreneurial orientation of eastern white pine primary producers and secondary manufacturers: A regional phenomenon. In: Fei, Songlin; Lhotka, John M.; Stringer, Jeffrey W.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Miller, Gary W., eds. Proceedings, 17th central hardwood forest conference; 2010 April 5-7; Lexington, KY; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-78. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 586-596.

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