Management of the Technological Development for the Next Century Challenges: A Case Study

Póvoa, Francisco Valadares ; Evandro C. Silva, ; Roberto, Paulo ; Roberto, S. M.
Organization: Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration
Pages: 10
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1998
The market of mineral goods worldwide is characterized by a growing pressure on suppliers for better quality products, lower prices and productive processes which are energetically efficient and environmentally friendly. These pressures force the mineral industry to re-think not only the present models of exploitation of natural resources and production, but also their own model of techno- logical development. This paper outlines the model and the experience of Technology Strategic Planning (TSP) adopted by CVRD to face these demands, warranting and expanding its participation in the current markets and developing new businesses.
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