Principal-Agent Relationship in Policy Implementation of the Use of Forest Area for Mining Activity, Indonesia
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014, Pages: 181-188
Received: May 24, 2014; Accepted: Jun. 16, 2014; Published: Jun. 30, 2014
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Authors
Manifas Zubayr, Forestry Ministry of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Dudung Darusman, Department of Forest Management, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia
Bramasto Nugroho, Department of Forest Management, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia
Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Department of Forest Management, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor, Indonesia
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Abstract
The use of forest area (UFA) is defined as utilization of a portion of forest land for any development purposes outside forestry without changing its function and designation. This study is aimed to explore the relationship of principal and agent in the UFA implementation. Based on the agency theory and using descriptive-qualitative methods, this study identified specific relationship characteristics, i.e. the lack of authority in agent selection, the domination of principal on information, the moral hazard behavior of both principal and agent, the higher risk assumed by the principal, and the poor implementation of incentive structure. The relationship patterns did not occur only between principal and agent, but also among different principals and between one agent and another especially in cooperation and conflict relationship. This study confirmed that better implementations of UFA are strongly influenced by the efficiency of contractual agreement, the principal control on the process of UFA implementation, the agent commitment on the agreed contract and the amount of transaction costs.
Keywords
The Use of Forest Area, Agency Theory, Principal, Agent
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Manifas Zubayr, Dudung Darusman, Bramasto Nugroho, Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat, Principal-Agent Relationship in Policy Implementation of the Use of Forest Area for Mining Activity, Indonesia, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 181-188. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20140303.17
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