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Nupela Masta? Local and Expatriate Labour in a Chinese-Run Nickel Mine in Papua New Guinea

Smith, Graeme

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Studies of mining projects in Papua New Guinea, since the development of the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville during the 1960s, have contributed to our understanding of the politics of interactions between resource companies, host governments and landowners. The Ramu Nickel Mine, situated in northern Papua New Guinea, is China's largest investment in the Pacific to date. While many issues are constant, one aspect specific to Chinese resource investment is the use (or non-use) of hist country...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSmith, Graeme
dc.contributor.editorKate Barclay
dc.contributor.editorGraeme Smith
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:25:06Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781138796317
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/53335
dc.description.abstractStudies of mining projects in Papua New Guinea, since the development of the Panguna copper mine in Bougainville during the 1960s, have contributed to our understanding of the politics of interactions between resource companies, host governments and landowners. The Ramu Nickel Mine, situated in northern Papua New Guinea, is China's largest investment in the Pacific to date. While many issues are constant, one aspect specific to Chinese resource investment is the use (or non-use) of hist country labour, and the high proportion of Chinese labour employed at the mine sites. This practice differs from the relatively limited, short-term use of expatriate labour common to Western mining projects in developing countries. The attitudes and experiences of local and Chinese workers and managers will be examined to determine what is new in this approach to resource extraction.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofEast Asia's Demand for Energy, Minerals and Food: The International Politics of Resources
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleNupela Masta? Local and Expatriate Labour in a Chinese-Run Nickel Mine in Papua New Guinea
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor150306 - Industrial Relations
local.identifier.absfor169905 - Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies
local.identifier.absfor150308 - International Business
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4015830xPUB271
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSmith, Graeme, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage54
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage71
local.identifier.absseo940115 - Pacific Peoples Development and Welfare
local.identifier.absseo940302 - International Aid and Development
local.identifier.absseo840299 - Primary Mining and Extraction of Mineral Resources not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:33:01Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationAbingdon, UK and New York, USA
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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