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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author William, Mack
URN etd-05132010-140440
Document Title Application of mineral resource nanagement in South African mining companies (MRM) : which elements of it have contributed significant strategic competitive advantage?
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr J Aspinall Supervisor
Keywords
  • strategic competitive advantage
Date 2010-04-11
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The question of how mining companies compete is a not a new question. The study looked at the elements of corporate strategy in general but also with specific emphasis to the mining business, the elements of mineral resources management (MRM), and how the business of mining is assisted by such work. The research tapped into the experiences of people at the forefront of MRM work, through a qualitative study of their opinions on the research questions, to contribute to formulation of improved ways of application of MRM as a source of strategic advantage anchored of RBV aligned theory of strategy

The research sort to understand whether MRM application over the years has led to strategic competitive advantages for mining companies in South Africa, specifically the following;1.) What are the most important elements of MRM? and 2.) How is MRM used to obtain strategic competitive advantage in the mining business in South Africa?

A proposal was made of the key areas of MRM and which elements of it offer strategic advantage to mining business.

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Please cite as follows:

William, M 2009, Application of mineral resource management in South African mining companies (MRM) : which elements of it have contributed significant strategic competitive advantage?, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05132010-140440/ >

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