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Analysis of marketing mix elements of non-wood forest products in central Serbia

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Author(s): Nedeljković Jelena | Keča Ljiljana

Journal: Glasnik Šumarskog Fakulteta
ISSN 0353-4537

Volume: 2010;
Issue: 102;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: non-wood forest products | marketing | small and medium enterprises | central Serbia

ABSTRACT
Demand for high-quality products of biological origin has been increasing, in accordance with changes in objectives of forest management, which are caused by socio-economic development. Although non-wood forest products (NW­FPs) have been collected and used for generations, only in recent decades their importance has been recognized. The aim of this paper is to analyze marketing strategies of companies involved in processing and distribution of NWFPs. Due to the specificity and comprehensiveness of the problem, the various general and specific methods and techniques, which are used in the study of marketing elements, have been applied. A’WOT analysis was applied in order to better interpret results of SWOT analysis. The survey was conducted among small and medium enterprises dealing with NWFPs in central Serbia. Conducted research determined the most important final products, prices, types of promotion and structure of distribution channel.
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