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Assessing Social and Economic Impacts Associated with Changes in the Coal Mining Industry in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia

Ivanova, Galina; Rolfe, John; Lockie, Stewart; Petkova-Timmer, Vanessa

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Purpose - The coal mining industry makes a key contribution to the Queensland economy, and is the underlying driver of employment and economic conditions in many local and regional communities. This article aims to focus on how the social and economic impacts of mining should be assessed and negotiated with local and regional communities. Design/methodology/approach - The following assessment tools were trialed to ascertain the impacts on communities of changes in the mining industry: extended...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorIvanova, Galina
dc.contributor.authorRolfe, John
dc.contributor.authorLockie, Stewart
dc.contributor.authorPetkova-Timmer, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:20:43Z
dc.identifier.issn1477-7835
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/19713
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The coal mining industry makes a key contribution to the Queensland economy, and is the underlying driver of employment and economic conditions in many local and regional communities. This article aims to focus on how the social and economic impacts of mining should be assessed and negotiated with local and regional communities. Design/methodology/approach - The following assessment tools were trialed to ascertain the impacts on communities of changes in the mining industry: extended stakeholder analysis of key community representatives; economic modeling of changes in the level of mining activity; a random survey of householders involving choice experiments to assess tradeoffs; and experimental workshops to assess how residents were prepared to prioritise different community development options. Findings - The results showed that impact assessment should be addressed using different economic and social science tools to ensure regulatory approval as well as community acceptance. Originality/value - This article suggests alternative social and economic impact assessment mechanisms that can be applied to any industry and any situation (e.g. growth, decline, new development, simultaneous changes).
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceManagement of Environmental Quality
dc.subjectKeywords: Australia; Coal mining; Input/output analysis; Modelling; Social audit; Stakeholder analysis
dc.titleAssessing Social and Economic Impacts Associated with Changes in the Coal Mining Industry in the Bowen Basin, Queensland, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume18
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor160802 - Environmental Sociology
local.identifier.absfor160801 - Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4578276xPUB9
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationIvanova, Galina, Central Queensland University
local.contributor.affiliationRolfe, John, Central Queensland University
local.contributor.affiliationLockie, Stewart, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationPetkova-Timmer, Vanessa, Central Queensland University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage211
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage228
local.identifier.doi10.1108/14777830710725867
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T08:49:45Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-33847280409
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