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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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Rare earths: Competence, competition and the contextual environment

- By: John P Sykes
Posted in: Blog, Commodities, Conferences, Exploration, Mining, Publications

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Last year I was pleased to accept a guest lecturing slot on Allan Trench's 'Strategic Management of Resources' Companies' course, which is part of the University of Western Australia's MBA programme. The presentation is available below and on my Slideshare and LinkedIn accounts. The presentation draws on an earlier presentation at Metal Pages Rare Earths conferences, with some new ideas…
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Spanning boundaries in mining and exploration

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

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After a period of travel across Western and Eastern China, and the US states of Texas, Arizona, Colorado and Utah visiting rare earths, minor metal and economic geology conferences, and rare earth and silicon production facilities and numerous copper mines, it is time to catch up on the work done during that period including a number of online articles, conference presentations…
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