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Accounting for Social Impacts and Costs in the Forest Industry, British Columbia

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Gale, R and Gale, F (2006) Accounting for Social Impacts and Costs in the Forest Industry, British Columbia. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 26 (2). pp. 139-155. ISSN 0195-9255

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Abstract

Business reviews of the forest industry in British Colombia, Canada, typically portray an unequivocally positive picture of its financial and economic health. In doing so, they fail to consider the following six categories of social impacts and costs: (1) direct and indirect subsidies; (2) gov ernment support through inv estment; (3) community dependence; (4) the maintenance of public order; (5) aboriginal title; and (6) the overestimation of employment. Our findings show that conventional economic and financial accounting methods inflate the industry's net contribution to the economy . We make a number of recommendations to address this shortcoming to improve future accounting and reporting procedures.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Social impacts; Social costs; I ndustrial forestry ; S ustainability accounting; B ritish C olumbia
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Impact Assessment Review
Page Range: pp. 139-155
ISSN: 0195-9255
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2005.02.002
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2007 23:16
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:23
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2209
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