Evaluation of Efficiency of State Forest Enterprises (SFE): Sample of Eastern Black Sea Region


BAYRAMOĞLU M. M. , TOKSOY D.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.16, no.2, pp.515-527, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-527

Abstract

In 19th century industrial revolution had important impact on living standards and population in Europe with market economy and developing technologies. These developments increased the demand on natural resources and forests. In order to meet with these increasing demands, natural resources must be management efficiently. Efficiency of 21 State Forest Enterprise (SFE) in Eastern Black Sea Region was evaluated for four different cases in relation to economic, ecologic and social functions. According to Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) in first (I) case had 4 efficient SFEs, second (II) case had 5, third (III) case 4, and forth (IV) case had 6 efficient SFEs. There should be no political influence on state forest enterprises, especially during their establishment stage without any economic analyses or economic measures, for them to have sustainability and efficiency. Personnel policies and costing of SFE's require urgent attention. Cost minimization along with production and sale programs should be planned accordingly.