Forest Sciences Centre 2900
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048226716

Research Areas:

  • Sustainbility, Business and Globalization 
  • Forest Industry Business Transformation
  • Evolving Global Markets

Projects

Quantifying derminants for successful transformation of firms in the forest industry
Forest sector business transformation impacts along the value chain
Sustainability: Driver of innovation in the twenty first century

Current Courses

Summer 2016
No WOOD course(s) were found for S2016 term.

Selected Publications


Nikolakis, William, Harry Nelson and David Cohen (2014). Who pays attention to Indigenous Peoples in Sustainable Development and Why? Evidence from Socially Responsible Investment Mutual Funds in North America Sage Organization & Environment
David Cohen (2014). Chapter 2: Forces shaping the globe's forests and forest use in Forests and Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development edited by William Nikolakis and John Innes pp 7-25 The Earthscan Forest Library, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
David Cohen, Anne-Hélène Mathey, Jeffrey Biggs and Mark Boyland (2013). Corporate social responsibility in the global forest products industry In Global Forest Products: Trends, Management, and Sustainability Hansen, E., Panwar. R., and Vlosky, R. (Eds) Boca Raton, Taylor and Francis. pp 353-376 -Taylor and Francis
Nikolakis, W., Cohen, D. and Nelson, H.W. (2012). What matters for Socially Responsible Investment in the Natural Resources Sectors? Mutual Funds and Forestry in North America Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment
David Cohen (2011). Assessment of Standards for Sustainable Organizations and the Canadian Forest Sector – Canadian Forest Service, Ecnomics Branch – CFS Economics
David Cohen (2010). Business and Sustainability: Current Status and Risks for the Canadian Forest Industry Canadian Forest Service – Economics Branch
Chris Gaston, David Cohen and Ivan Eastin (2010). Wood Market Trends in Japan 2009 FPInnovations- Forintek FPInnovations – Forintek Special Publication SP-43-R (2009) ISSN# 0824-2119-
Gibson, R., J. Poon, W. Nikolakis and D. Cohen with Chapter 4 (Pacific Northwest Assessment) and Chapter 5 (Discussion) by Cohen and Nikolakis (2009). Market Fit Analysis for Coastal Hemlock – A Comparison between the Pacific Northwest and B.C. FP Innovation Forintek Division FP Innovation Forintek Division
David Cohen (2009). Flexible Manufacturing of Solid Wood Products: Opinions of Industry Experts 25 pages FP Innovations Forintek Division – – Markets and Economics Group FP Innovations Forintek Division
William Nikolakis and David Cohen (2009). Product and marketing strategies for Northern European and Southern Hemisphere forest products firms 87 pages FP Innovations – Forintek Division Markets and Economics Group FP Innovations – Forintek Division
David Cohen (2009). Engineering, Business and .. Wood Science? Teaching Tomorrow’s Wood Industry Managers Association of BC Professional Foresters BC Forest Professional July-Aut 2009 pages 18-19
Nelson, Harry, Cohen, David, and William Nikolakis. (2009). Are Forest Sector Firms Maximizing the Economic Returns from Their Timber? Evidence from British Columbia. –The Forestry Chronicle 85(3):361-372
Cohen, David, Ivan Eastin, Chris Gaston and Rose Braden (2008). Wood Market Trends in China – FP Innovations SP 48 ISSN # 1916 – 4238 46 pages – FP Innovations, CFS Ottawa or CINTRAFOR University of Washington
Klenk N., G. Q. Bull and D. Cohen (2008). What is the END (Emulation of Natural Disturbance) in forest ecosystem management? An open question. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38:2159-2168
Spetic, W., R.A. Kozak and D.H. Cohen (2008). How Consumers Value Indoor Environmental Quality: A Preliminary Segmentation of Canadian Households. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 23(1):37-52.
David Cohen (2008). Changes in the Global Wood Value Chain and What it Means to the Canadian Forest Sector – Standing Committee on Natural Resources – Parliament of Canada, Standing Committee on Natural Resources
Spetic, W., R.A. Kozak and D.H. Cohen (2007). Perceptions of Wood Flooring by Canadian Householders. Forest Products Journal 57(6):34-38.
Dennis Mawhinney and David Cohen (2007). China Market Access Program Evaluation – BC Wood and Forest Innovation Investment – BC Wood or Forest Innovation Investment
David Cohen and Sarah Saddler (2007). Housing Preferences of the Japan’s Echo Boomer Cohort – Forestry Innovation Investment of BC – Forestry Innovation Investment of BC
Alexiadis, P., D.H. Cohen, R.A. Kozak and S. Avramidis (2007). Kiln Drying Canadian Softwoods and Hardwoods: Different Species – Different Problems. The Journal of Institute of Wood Science 15(5):259-267.
DeLong, D.L., R.A. Kozak and D.H. Cohen (2007). Overview of the Canadian Value-Added Wood Products Sector and the Competitive Factors that Contribute to its Success. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37(11):2211-2226.
Alexiadis, P., D.H. Cohen, R.A. Kozak, S. Avramidis and J. Welling (2007). Canadian Kiln Drying Survey: Benchmarks of Problems and Issues and a Comparison to Europe. The Journal of Institute of Wood Science 17(4):183-193.
Rice, J., R.A. Kozak, M.J. Meitner and D.H. Cohen (2006). Appearance Wood Products and Psychological Well-Being. Wood and Fiber Science 38(4):644-659.
Cohen, David H. (2006). Impacts of China on the Global Value Chain for Manufactured Wood Products Forest Products Society Proceedings of the Conference “China’s Boom: Implications for Investment and Trade in Forest Products and Forestry” held in January 2006 in Vancouver BC Canada
Gaston, Chris, David Cohen and Ivan Eastin (2006). Wood Market Trends in Japan – Forintek Special Publication SP-43-R ISSN 0824-2119 34 pages – FP IInnovation – Forintek Western Lab
Cohen, David, Debra Delong and Roberk Kozak (2005). Can Canada be a Global Competitor in the Secondary Wood Manufacturing Sector?A Current Assessment of the Canadian Secondary Wood Products Sector in a Global Context Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa Canada Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa or the authors
Vidal, N., R.A. Kozak and D.H. Cohen (2005). Chain of Custody Certification: An Assessment of the North American Solid Wood Sector. Forest Policy and Economics 7(3):345-355.
Cohen, D.H., R.A. Kozak, N. Vidal, W. Spetic and R. Ide (2005). Performance Expectations and Needs of the Japanese House Consumer. Forest Products Journal 55(5):37-44.
Spetic, W., R.A. Kozak and D.H. Cohen (2005). Willingness to Pay and Preferences for Healthy Home Attributes in Canada. Forest Products Journal 55(10):19-24.
Kozak, R.A., D.H. Cohen, J. Lerner and G.Q. Bull (2004). Western Canadian Consumer Attitudes Towards Certified Value-Added Wood Products: An Exploratory Assessment. Forest Products Journal 54(9):21-24.
Cohen, David H. and Mineral Yingxiang Ding (2004). Benchmarking Chinese Building Specifiers -BC Wood as part of the Forestry Innovation Investment and Canada Wood Program – Forestry Innovation Investment, BC
D.L. DeLong, D.H. Cohen and R. Kozak (2004). The Canadian Secondary Wood Products Sector: Competitive Success Factors and Current Status -Canadian Forest Service -Canadian Forest Service, Ottawa Canada
Alexiadis, P., D.H. Cohen, R.A. Kozak, S. Avramidis and J. Welling (2004). A Comparison of Kiln Drying Issues between Canada and Europe. Proceedings of the COST Action E15 5th International Conference on Wood Drying, Athens, Greece, April 2004. Proceedings 6-13.
Tabarsi, E., R.A. Kozak, D.H. Cohen and C. Gaston (2003). A Market Assessment of the Potential for OSB Products in the North American Office Furniture and Door Manufacturing Industries. Forest Products Journal 53(7/8):19-27.
Cohen, David H. (2003). Cultural, Political, Social and Economic Factors That Could Impact Housing in China. Province of British Columbia (32 pages) in A Benchmarking Study for Structural Wood Products Demand in the People’s Republic of China, April 2003. Forestry Innovation Investment, Province of British Columbia 112 pages
Cohen, D.H., N. Vidal, W. Spetic, R. Ide and R.A. Kozak (2003). Preliminary Assessment of Japanese Homebuyer Segments Survey. Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation International, Ottawa, Ontario. 37 pp.
David H. Cohen Akira Yamaguchi John Spengler (2003). A Bio-regional Approach to Environmental Building – a Case Study of the KST House Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Oxford UK Chapter 18 pages 307 – 331. A Bio-regional Approach to Environmental Building – a Case Study of the KST House. Published in Building, Culture, and Environment – Informing Local and Global Practices edited by Raymond Cole and Richard Lorch
Cohen, D.H., N. Muto and R.A. Kozak (2003). Non-Tariff Measures: A Global Context for the Changing International Competitiveness of the Canadian Softwood Lumber Industry. The Forestry Chronicle 79(5):917-927.
Cohen, D.H. and R.A. Kozak. (2003). Segmentation of the Japanese Housing Market based on Consumer Performance Preferences. Presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Forest Products Society: Theory and Applications in Forest Products Marketing (Session 5), Bellevue / Seattle, Washington. (page 14 of Biographies and Abstracts)
Cohen, David H. and Christopher Gaston (2003). The Use of Engineered Wood Products in Traditional Japanese Wood House Construction. Society of Wood Science and Technology Wood and Fiber Science,35(1):102-109.
Cohen, David H. and Christopher Gaston. (2002). Update on Current Housing Trends in Japan: Focus on Reform and Longevity. Industries Canada, Ottawa, Ontario Prepared for Manufacturing Industries Branch of Industries Canada, July 31. Ottawa, Ontario 11 pages available on DFAIT web site (password protected)
Cohen, David H. (2002). Trends in North American Wood Construction and Products Presented at Presented at Eighth International Timber Construction Conference (IHF 2002) Sponsored by a consortium of European Post Secondary Educational Institutions. Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany Published in the Proceedings 6 pages
Cohen, D.H. and R.A. Kozak (2002). Research and Technology: Market Driven Innovation in the Twenty-First Century. The Forestry Chronicle 78(1):108-111.
Wahl, A., R.A. Kozak and D.H. Cohen (2002). An Exploratory Market Assessment of Wood Use in Japanese Residential Flooring and Windows. Forest Products Journal 52(1):51-58.
Cohen, D.H., C. Gaston and R.A. Kozak (2001). Influence on Japanese Demand for Wood Products (Chapter 4 in Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2000 – 2001). United Nations Publications, Volume LIV (2001), No. 3., pp. 33 – 42.
Cohen, D.H. (2001). Wood science and technology in the market place. Renewable Resources J. 19(4):9-12.
Cohen, David H. (2001). Healthy house, healthy people, healthy planet. In Japanese and English in BioRegion 21 issue 2001 No. 198: 14-19.
Cohen, David H. (2001). Wooden buildings: Canada and Japan. In Japanese and English in Bioregion 21 issue 2001 No. 200: 11-17.
Cohen, David H. and Iain Macdonald (2001). Update on trends and changes to Japanese building regulations. Prepared for CMHC International Housing exports. Published by CMHC, Ottawa, Canada.
Cohen, D.H., Christopher Gaston and R.A. Kozak. (2001). Influences on Japanese demand for wood products. United Nations Publication ISSN 9259-4323. 188 pp. []. Chapter 4, pp. 33-42 in ECE/TIM/BUL/54/3 Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2000-2001
Cohen, David H. and Chris Gaston. (2001). Trends and changes in Japanese building regulations. -Published by CMHC, 35 pages downloadable online downloadable from http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/homadoin/excaprex/repu/repu_010.cfm select Trends and Changes in Japanese Building Regulations
Cohen, D.H., I. Macdonald and R.A. Kozak (2001). The Japanese Distribution System for Finished Building Products: In Transition. Forest Renewal BC, Victoria, British Columbia. 99 pp.
Cohen, David H. (2000). “The New Building Regulations in Japan: Creating Opportunities for High-Tech Wood Products” presented at Sixth International Timber Construction Conference sponsored by a consortium of European post secondary educational institutions. Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. Published in the Proceedings. 11 pp.
Cohen, David H. (2000). The KST house: Lessons for house building in North America for the twenty-first century. Published in Japanese and English in Bioregion 32 issue 2000 No. 188:14-24.
Cohen, David H. (2000). Survey of Consumers Regarding Nine Performance Criteria for New Home Rating and Labeling Development in Japan. Prepared for COFI Japan, FRBC and the SPF Working Group, March 2000. 15 pages. Spruce-Pine-Fir Working Group through the Council of Forest Industries (COFI)
Gaston, Chris, David H. Cohen and David Fell (2000). Wood Market Trends in Japan. Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp and Natural Resources Canada 32 pages. Speical Publication SP-43 ISSN # 0824-2119.
Yamaguchi, Akira and David H. Cohen (2000). Case study of an environmental residential building system for Hokkaido, Japan. In: Proc. World Conf. on Timber Engineering 2000 (on CD-ROM and hardcopy): Engineered Wood Building Technology for the New Millennium. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 7 pp.
Cohen, David H. (1999). Wood science and technology in the marketplace. pp. 33-39 in the 1999 Annual Technical Session on the theme “The Roles of Wood Science and Technology in Forest Sustainability”. Society of Wood Science and Technology
Cohen, David H. (1999). You can crack the Japanese market. Woodworking 13(1):7-8.
Lee, Lily, David H. Cohen and T.C. Maness. (1999). Markets and technology in western Canadian sawmills. Forest Products Journal 49(78):36-42.
Wahl, A., D. H. Cohen, R.A. Kozak and C. Gaston (1999). The Japanese Market for Wood Flooring and Wood Windows. Forest Renewal BC, Victoria, British Columbia. 71 pp.
Kozak, R.A. and D.H. Cohen (1999). Architects and Structural Engineers: An Examination of Wood Design and Use in Nonresidential Construction. Forest Products Journal 49(4):37-46.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis Report F: Building Systems. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 32 pages.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis Report E: Wood Structural Members. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 24 pages.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis Report D: Engineered Structural Members. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 27 pages.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis Report C: Interior Finish. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 38 pages.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston, (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis Report B: Outdoor Furnishings and Decking. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 13 pages.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis Report A: Wood Furniture. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 27 pages.
Cohen, David H. and C. Gaston (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition – Attribute Analysis: Introduction and Methodology. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) in cooperation with Forintek Canada Corp. 18 pages.
Gaston, C., G. Delcourt and D. Cohen. (1998). Japan’s Value Added Market: Wood Product Attributes and Competition Competitor Analysis One. Prepared for Forest Renewal BC (Victoria, BC) by Forintek Canada Corp. 45 pages.
Vlosky, R.P., E.J. Wilson, D.H. Cohen, R. Fontenot, W.J. Johnston, R.A. Kozak, D. Lawson, J.E. Lewin, D.A. Paun, E.S. Ross, J.T. Simpson, P.M. Smith, T. Smith and B.M. Wren (1998). Partnerships versus Typical Relationships between Wood Products Distributors and their Manufacturer Suppliers. Forest Products Journal 48(3):27-35.
Cohen, David H. and Marco A. Durepos. (1997). Technology, markets and products of sawmills in the maritime provinces. CAWP WP 97-01. Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, UBC, Vancouver, Canada. 26 pp.
Cohen, David H. and R.A. Kozak. (1997). Research programs in forest products marketing at UBC. Section 3: 159-162 in Proc. IUFRO Working Unit 5.10.00: Interational Workshop on Forest Products: Value-Added Marketing for Value-Added Forest Products, Tofino, B.C.
Cohen, David H., Stephen Tolnai, and Bill Wilson. (1997). Assessment of BC opportunities in the US moulding market. Working Paper #97.06,01. Can. For. Serv., Victoria, B.C. 30 pp.
Jahraus, Michael T. and David H. Cohen. (1997). An examination of Japanese distribution systems for imported wood products. Working Paper 97.01 Can. For. Serv., Victoria, B.C. 91 pp.
Kozak, R.A. and D.H. Cohen (1997). Distributor-Supplier Partnering Relationships: A Case in Trust. Journal of Business Research 39(1):33-38.
Kozak, R.A. and D.H. Cohen (1997). How Specifiers Learn about Structural Materials. Wood and Fiber Science 29(4):381-396.
Kozak, R.A. and David H. Cohen. (1996). An analysis of the North American specifiers of structural materials in nonresidential construction. Centre for Advanced Wood Processing CAWP WP 96-02, UBC, Vancouver, B.C. 76 pp.
David J BARRETT, David H COHEN (1996). Wood products education: The Canadian strategy for renewal and growth. For. Prod. J. 46(9)15-20.
Cohen, D.H., S. McKay, L. Brock, R. Cole, H. Prion, and D. Barrett. (1996). Wood construction in Japan: Past and present. For. Prod. J. 46(11/12):18-24.
Cohen, D.H., S. Ellis, R.A. Kozak and B. Wilson (1996). A New Taxonomy of Wood Products. Canadian Forest Service FRDA II Working Paper 96.05, Victoria, British Columbia. 56 pp.
Cohen, D.H. and R.A. Kozak (1995). Environmental Attitudes of North American Engineers and Architects on Material Selection. Proceedings of the IUFRO XX World Congress: Environmental Issues and Market Orientation – Current Topics in Forest Products Marketing, Tampere, Finland. Proceedings 181-188.