Activity of enterprises in the wood-based sector under conditions of economic uncertainty
Mikołajczak, Elżbieta & Wieruszewski, Marek & Wanat, Leszek. (2020). Activity of enterprises in the wood-based sector under conditions of economic uncertainty. Annals of WULS, Forestry and Wood Technology. 111. 124-136. 10.5604/01.3001.0014.6936.
Activity of enterprises in the wood-based sector under conditions of economic uncertainty. The state of the epidemic in Poland and the resulting restrictions caused serious disturbances in the economy. Entrepreneurs, conducting business in conditions of economic uncertainty and the threat of a crisis, are looking for various support tools, including adequate government programs. The study attempts to identify and evaluate selected anti-crisis tools, dedicated and possible to be used in the wood-based sector in Poland. The impact of these tools on economic activity was assessed by entrepreneurs, with particular emphasis on the opinions of manufacturers of wooden and cork products, producers of paper and paper products and furniture manufacturers, categorizing industry specializations in accordance with the Polish Classification of Activities. In the comparative analysis, selected economic indicators were used, based on secondary data of public statistics, according to the assessment of the current economic situation and its forecast expressed in the opinion of entrepreneurs. As a result, it was found that despite the ongoing epidemic, entrepreneurs in the wood-based sector relatively often use government support tools, showing moderate optimism under the conditions of economic uncertainty.