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Publication: Journal of Forest Products Business Research
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Reference ID: Volume 2, Article No. 3
Publish Year: 2005
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Title: E-business in the Québec Forest Products Industry: Perceptions, Current Uses, and Intentions to Adopt
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E-business, its perceptions, current uses, and the intentions of companies to adopt these practices in the Québec forest products industry are discussed based on the results of an exploratory survey of this industry carried out during spring 2002. In accordance with other survey s, it is shown that despite its location in a country where the information technology (IT) adoption level is generally high, the Québec forest products industry still lags behind other sectors. E-business uses by the surveyed companies in the Québec forest products industry value chain are explored by category, y ear of establishment, number of employees, and annual revenue. Survey participants included sawmills, other value-added building material manufacturers, furniture factories, and pulp and paper mills. Perceptions, currents uses, and adoption intentions are described with a comparison to the same industry in North America. In particular, this paper discusses this industry lack of a strategic vision concerning the exploitation of IT tools. Finally, a critical review of the limitations of this study is stated and future research directions are developed.

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