Advances and Challenges  in Managerial Economics and Accounting

Forests contribute to modern societies through cultural, economic, environmental, institutional and social dimensions. Forest management decisions and practices, therefore, must incorporate information concerning all of these dimensions. In addition, global issues such as changes in society, climate and forest values influence and transform the ways in which forest ecosystems are perceived, managed and used. The role of managerial economics and accounting in forest ecosystems management and policy development in response to these evolving conditions and needs of society were in the focus of the symposium on ‘Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting’ which took place in Vienna, May 9 – 11, 2016. The contributions, stemming from different regions across the globe, provide an insight into recent and upcoming issues in managerial economics and accounting related to forestry. In total 42 researchers from 17 nations took part in the confernce. The symposium was organized according to the tradition of IUFRO-Unit 4.05.00 - Managerial economics and accounting as a joint event of its sub-units: 4.05.01 - Managerial, social and environmental accounting, 4.05.02 - Managerial economics and 4.05.03 - Managerial economics and accounting in Latin America. The proceedings comprises all the papers submitted and accepted for presentation at the conference. All submissions were subject to a two-stage peer-review process on behalf of the program committee. The proceedings are to contribute to theme 3 of the IUFRO-strategy: 'forests and forest products for a greener future'.

Austrian Journal of Forest Science - Special issue

The special issue of the Austrian Journal of Forest Science is now available as a pdf-document for download.

Opening ceremony

Martin Gerzabek

Rector of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Gerhard Mannsberger

Director General of the Forestry. Department,  Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Alexander Buck

IUFRO Executive Director

Jean-Luc Peyron

Coordinator of IUFRO division 4

Lidija Zadnik-Stirn

Coordinator of IUFRO Group 4.05.00 Managerial Economics and Accounting Opening presentation

Presentations and Proceedings

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Poster Session

  • Baloh: Ecosystem services – Where to start: Communicating the economic value of ecosystem services today for tomorrow | Baloh, Rantasa
  • Kim: Forest Resource Accounting of South Korea using National Forest Inventory Data | Kim, Lee

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Business meeting


Field trip

Forest management within the sphere of a capital city

Franz Fischer

Controlling of MA 49 - Forestry Office of the City of Vienna

Provision and evaluation of ecosystem services

Gerald Plattner

Head Natural Resources Management - Austrian Federal Forests (ÖBf AG)

Alexandra Wieshaider

ÖBf-leader of the Biosphärenpark Wienerwald - Austrian Federal Forests (ÖBf AG)

Harald Brenner

Deputy managing director - Biosphärenpark Wienerwald Management GmbH

Photo gallery

Images of the conference can be found here and can be used free of charge. If you need any assistance according to the photos you can contact Philipp Toscani vie e-mail.