Stakeholders, Sustainable Development Policies and the Coal Mining Industry
Perspectives from Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
This book identifies the impact of internal and external stakeholders on the implementation of sustainable development policies in the coal mining sector in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
The book assesses what activities and conditions need to be improved so that sustainable development policies can be more effectively and efficiently implemented. With a specific focus on the hard coal and lignite mining sectors, it examines a broad range of case studies from Eastern European countries and the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Kazakhstan, Germany, Spain, France and the United Kingdom, among many more. Beginning with an introduction to sustainable development and stakeholder theory, Part II then examines internal stakeholders, including owners, managers, employees and trade unions. Part III examines external stakeholders, touching upon those directly related to the mining industry, such as customers and mining enterprises, and those not directly associated such as local and regional communities and environmental organisations. The book concludes by proposing a model approach to the management of stakeholders involved in mining enterprises, focusing on improving the process of implementing sustainable development in the mining sector and strengthening the effects of this process.
This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the extractive industries, natural resource management and policy and sustainable development.
Table of Contents
Part I. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AND CONSIDERATIONS
1. Sustainable Development in mining enterprises. Fundamentals and main research results
2. Internal and external stakeholders. From the theoretical to mining perspective
Part II. INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS IN SD OF MINING ENTERPRISES
3. State and private ownership and its strengths and weaknesses
4. Aims and attitudes of the management board in coal mining enterprise development
5. Employees and their position in negotiating processes
6. The role and functioning of trade unions in coal mining enterprises
Part III. EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS IN SD OF COAL MINING ENTERPRISES
7. Suppliers and recipients as main links in a value chain of a coal mining enterprise
8. Competition for renewable and non-renewable resources in the mining sector
9. Government policy in the field of natural resources and energy policy
10. Ecological organisations and associations for or against the existence of a coal mining enterprise
11. The voice of local, regional and national societies in the lifecycle of a coal mining enterprise
Part IV. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH AND CONSIDERATIONS
12. Comparative analysis of examined coal mining industries
13. Universal model of managing stakeholders towards supporting SD implementation
14. Conclusions and directions for further research on SD in extractive industries
Izabela Jonek-Kowalska is Associate Professor in Mining Economics and Director of Institute of Economics and Computer Science at Silesian University of Technology, Poland.
Radoslaw Wolniak is Full Professor in Management Sciences in the Faculty of Organization and Management at Silesian University of Technology, Poland.
Oksana A. Marinina is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Organization and Management at Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Russia.
Tatyana V. Ponomarenko is Full Professor in the Department of Economics, Organization and Management at Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Russia.