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Title: Measure of the mining image
Authors: Ruiz Martín, Antonio
Rodríguez Díaz, Manuel 
Ruíz San Román, José Antonio
UNESCO Clasification: 531209 Minería
Keywords: Minería
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: 0301-4207
Journal: Resources Policy 
Abstract: Mining is a very important activity for economic and social development, but traditionally research has centered on its technical and operative aspects, instead of studying the image transmitted to the rest of society. This has originated diverse problems, fundamentally due to the information which the population receives via the mass media and which sometimes creates a current of opinion contrary to the development of this extraction activity. In order to resolve the mining communication problems it is necessary to develop a measure of the mining image based on a reliable and valid scale. This is a useful tool in developing a procedure to connect the society with other mining stakeholders and to analyze whether the real image of mining activity is similar to the image transmitted and perceived by society, since the news about the mining industry usually are focused on extreme situations or catastrophes that monopolize the information in the media. In this study a field research based on an attributes scale is developed, with the aim of measuring the mining image. The surveys were carried out in a mining area, where people have direct and real information about the mining industry and its consequences on society, environment and economy.
ISSN: 0301-4207
DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.01.004
Source: Resources Policy[ISSN 0301-4207],v. 41, p. 23-30
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