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1.Executive Summary
1.1Research Methods
1.2Comparison of the U.S.and Canadian Mining Sectors
1.3Corporate Culture(s) and Sustainability in Mining
1.4Key Issues Identified by the North American Mining Sector
1.5Future Direction for Research and Action
2.3Limitations of the Report:A Comment on Methods and Commodity
2.4Structure of the Report
3.1Analytical Methods
3.1.1Database Structures and Replicability
3.1.2Utilization of External Data Sources
3.1.3Roundtable/Interview Respondents and Question Types
3.1.4Content Analysis of Annual Reports
3.2Conceptual Framework
3.2.1What is a Mineral Production System?
3.2.2Other Definitional Issues
4.The Canadian Mineral Production System
4.1Introduction to the Canadian Mining Industry
4.1.1History of Mining in North America
4.1.2Changing Role of Mining in the Canadian Economy
4.1.3Non-Focus Sectors (Industrial Minerals,etc.)
4.2The Structure of the Canadian Metals Mining Sector
4.2.1Home Places
4.2.2Firm Size
4.2.3The Production System Defined – The Population Pyramid
4.2.4Organizational Focus
4.2.5Inter-firm Relationships
4.2.6Investment Patterns
4.3Changing Nature Of Risk in a Globalizing Industry
4.4The Role of Governments and Other Stakeholders – Industry Perceptions
4.5Summary of Major Issues Exposed
5.The U.S.Mineral Production System
5.1Introduction to the U.S.Mining Industry
5.1.1Special Limits Placed on This Analysis
5.1.2History and Role in the National Economy
5.1.3Focus on the Industrial Minerals
5.2The Structure of the U.S.Metals Mining Sector
5.2.1Mapping Home Places
5.2.2Firm Size
5.2.3The System Defined – The U.S.Population Pyramid
5.2.4Organizational Focus and Inter-firm Relations
5.2.5Investment Patterns
5.3Major Issues Identified by the U.S.Mining Sector
5.3.1Public Perception,Public Policy and Mining
5.3.2Key Issues for Discussion
6.Comparing the Canadian and U.S.Mining Sectors
6.1Summary of the Canadian Mining Sector
6.2Summary of the U.S.Mining Sector
6.3Comparison of the Canadian and U.S.Mining Sectors
6.3.1Quantitative Comparisons
6.3.2Qualitative Comparisons
6.4Is There a “North American Mining Sector?”
6.4.1Global Portals;National Image;Local Communities
6.4.2Global Mining Consolidation:Patterns and Impacts
7.1Introduction to Sustainability Issues in Mining
7.2Mining and Sustainability – A Maturation Process
7.2.1The Large Firm Sector and Sustainability
7.2.2Small and Medium-Sized Firms and Sustainability
7.2.3Sustainability and the Mineral Production System
7.3Remaining Sustainability Issues for Mining
Appendix 1:Glossary of Acronyms
Appendix 2:Largest Canadian Metals Mining Companies, 1996–2000
Appendix 3a:Key Statistics From the USMS Sample Database
Appendix 3b:Explaining the Database Structure
Appendix 4:Global Mining Sector – Firm Size and Organizational Focus
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