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Putting the F-word into mineral industry management

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Book Reviews, Management, Media, Mining, Publications

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The F-word is focus. Rounding up the last of the Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net published in May we come to a plea for focus in mining industry management advisory. I quick browse of the consulting and advisory literature very quickly accumulates into a list of incoherent, jargon-inflected pieces of advice. Our view is to keep it simple. Focus on…
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Royalty reform: Possibility or pipe dream?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Publications

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Continuing our catch up on the Strictly Boardroom articles published in May, we tentatively dip our toes into the world of politics; though, at least, in an area, we can claim some prior knowledge, especially with the help of guest columnist, and our very own political consultant, Ian Radisich. We look at the issue of minerals industry taxation, and try…
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What can your country do for you?

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Exploration, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications, Strategy

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Continuing our catch-up on the May Strictly Boardroom articles, that I write with Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) on MiningNews.net, the next article looks at the different types of mining economy, and what this means for corporate strategy and minerals policy. Borrowing from the World Economic Forum's classification of countries, we break mining economies into three types: factor-driven,…
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Resource curse is a misnomer: achieving resource blessing is the future

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Media, Mineral Economics, Mineral Policy, Mining, Publications

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Catching up on May's Strictly Boardroom articles on MiningNews.net by myself and Allan Trench (The University of Western Australia) the first article of the month tackles the 'resource curse'. The article entitled "Resource curse is a misnomer: achieving resource blessing is the future" looks at contradictory data on the subject produced by the World Bank. When looking at the four…
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Glass door to the minerals boardroom remains shatterproof

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Management, Media, Mining, Publications

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Catching up on April's Strictly Boardroom column on MiningNews.net we get to a special guest piece, with Alex Atkins on the continuing lack of women in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) minerals sector boardroom. A quick tally suggests only 7.7% of boardroom positions are held by women, across the top 150 largest minerals companies on the ASX. This suggests a…
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