Originally published in 1996. In order to increase exports and expand profits, U. S. manufacturers must be able to adapt to changing competitive pressures. This book presents methods to quantify competition and help predict profitability to help hardwood lumber manufacturers adapt to changing market conditions based on three research studies. This title will be of interest to students of environmental economics.

List of Tables;  Preface;  Acknowledgements;  1. Background  2. Factors Affecting Exports  3. Assessing Changes in Regional Exports  4. Determining Characteristics of Exporters and Nonexporters  5. Modeling Export Success  6. Conclusions;  Literature Cited;  Appendix;  Index