A Systems Analysis Study to Compare the Long-term Consequences of Innovation Policies with Regard to Underground Coal Mining

Petras L (1980). A Systems Analysis Study to Compare the Long-term Consequences of Innovation Policies with Regard to Underground Coal Mining. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-160

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Abstract

This paper was prepared on the basis of a research study on future underground coal-mining technologies carried out by the author. Its main aim is to promote a closer consensus in the discussion about future possibilities of coal mining from the underground deposits as surface deposits are very quickly exhausted.

In spite of that, investment in the development of new technologies seems to be very high, from the point-of-view of future gains, especially with a decrease in the amount of underground labor, it is justified.

It is now widely accepted that innovation is a powerful tool for social and economic growth, but for coal industry managers it is not easy to make use of the situation because the problem is connected with underground human activity in general -- see IIASA's PP-80-10 on "On Future Coal Mining and Human Underground Activities". Therefore information exchange and collaboration in the coalfield on the international level will be still more desirable.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Management and Technology Area (MMT)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:47
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 13:57
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1309

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