|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Mining development in the context of regional development|
|Citation:||Oraee K, Siasirad S & Tavassoli M (2012) Mining development in the context of regional development In: 2012 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2012 (SME 2012): From Mine to Market, Now It's Global, Littleton, CO, USA: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. 2012 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2012 (SME 2012): From Mine to Market, Now It's Global, 19.2.2012 - 22.2.2012, Seattle, WA, USA, pp. 202-208.|
|Conference Name:||2012 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2012 (SME 2012): From Mine to Market, Now It's Global|
|Conference Location:||Seattle, WA, USA|
|Abstract:||A comprehensive, harmonic and sustainable development has always been a real concern of state policy makers. To reach such development, regional planning is an approach which is widely applied. This paper deals with policies adopted by a given country with rich mineral deposits, in order to accomplish a mining growth as well as economic development in relatively poor regions. In this regards, first, some worldwide experiences belonging to China, with large scale mining operations and Nigeria with a small scale mining industry, are studied. The mining industry in Iran is then considered as a case study. The study continues by categorizing and prioritizing Iranian regions based on their mining potential and the degree of development, using statistical analysis and Taxonomy and AHP techniques. Results obtained serve to provide recommendations as to where capital investments in the mining industry would produce highest returns. The approach used, together with the practical policies suggested in this paper, can be used to adapt appropriate strategies for mining development in a way that contributes to regional development and a more effective income distribution.|
|Status:||Publisher version (final published refereed version)|
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