Global wood business (5 cr)
21.11.2022 - 08.01.2023
06.02.2023 - 30.04.2023
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Mode of delivery
Faculty of Technology (LAB)
- Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Wood Technology
- Esa Mikkonen
- Luennot (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)
- Luennot 1
- the global nature of modern wood products business.
- the combination of local nature of production through raw materials against varying demands in different parts of the globe
- competitive product and service offerings
- logistic options and challenges
- future trends and possibilities for the industry
Implementation and methods of teaching
Global Wood Business can be done on a remote basis, but there are possibilities for interaction with the lecturer.
Timing and attendance
The course will be conducted during Spring 2023
Successful passing of the course will require the understanding of all study material. This can also be done on a remote basis.
Learning material and recommended literature
Studies will be based on different lecture materials given in the Moodle. Emphasis on the lectures themselves but it is expected that the students get familial with all other given material.
Alternative completion methods
This course is available on a remote course
Working life cooperation
The course makes references to the history of wood product trade, often through company examples.
Students are expected to obtain min 50% pass from the final exam. No repeats are possible.
Studies can be done from home environment
Student time use and work load
This 5 ECTS point course - covering past, present and future of the wood business - requires understanding from a wide variety of topics, which are linked to course contents. This may require some extra reading, but the work load will be kept reasonable.
Study topics include:
History of of global wood product trade
Regional differences of wood product use
Product choices and main drivers for the use of wood
Importance of logistics in global trade
Case work: Wood in India
Additional information for students: previous knowledge etc.
Students are expected to be interested in global history, as well as have some previous understanding from the field of forestry and forest products.
Students will be assessed with the final multiple choice exam. The case study work will also be taken into account.
Student does not understand the main concepts on global trading, especially in the context of wood products
Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)
Student has learned the basics of global wood trade and concepts linked to it
Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)
Student has a fair understanding of the global wood product trade. He/she can also identify regional differences, as well as the possibilities / limitations for the use of wood based goods in various regions.
Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)
Student has near professional understanding of the complexity of the topic. He/she can also identify future trends and the possibilities created either by new products or new opportunities in the environment.