|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|93205||160117||2013||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
Although community engagement (CE) is widely recognised as an essential element of sustainable management, few studies have evaluated CE at an industry-wide scale, i.e. in terms of the specific CE needs and best practice methods needed when addressing engagement issues that apply across more than one business in an industry. We explored stakeholder views of the barriers to industry-wide CE within the Australian plantation forest industry. Interviews with key informants were conducted in 2010 throughout three major plantation regions in Australia: Tasmania, south west Western Australia, and the Green Triangle region (south west Victoria and south east of South Australia). We found that stakeholders often considered CE implemented by the forest plantation industry ineffective, due to: (a) lack of strong industry voice, (b) issues of trust, and (c) because technical experts in the forest industry lack skills in CE. Measures that are likely to promote more effective CE are discussed, including enhancement of relationships with external stakeholders, and enhancing CE skills of forestry professionals.
► Community engagement can help ensure an industry addresses stakeholder concerns.
► We identified barriers to industry-wide community engagement in Australian forestry.
► Barriers were related to: collaboration, engagement skills, trust, and inclusivity.
► We indicate opportunities for industry to enhance relationships with stakeholders.
► Measures to promote effective industry-wide community engagement are discussed.
Journal: Land Use Policy - Volume 34, September 2013, Pages 62–71