A tragedy of the commons within the Hunter Valley coal industry

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Title A tragedy of the commons within the Hunter Valley coal industry
Author Zacarias, Katherine Berzuela; Fisher, Ron James; Gapp, Rodney Peter
Publication Title Proceedings of the ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain & Services Management Symposium 2008
Editor P.J. Singh, D. Prajogo, P. O'Neill, S. Rahman
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Monash University
Abstract The global demand for export raw energy supplies has helped Hunter Valley's coal industry prosper in the current commodity boom. But as the Hunter Valley coal industry grows, so does the logistical and political complexity of the region. The current problem that the industry faces is the vessel queue off the Port of Newcastle. In short, under-investment in infrastructure by the Government and the industry can be to blame. Although solutions have been implemented to help manage demand, underlying causes have not yet been addressed. Therefore, this paper seeks to provide a greater understanding of the possible causes impeding effective supply chain management practices in the Hunter region. More specifically an identified policy variable imposed onto the Kooragang coal loading terminal will be discussed as a possible factor in growth and development within the Hunter Valley coal chain. The research methods used for this study includes semi-structured interviews with Hunter Valley coal industry members, submission reports from Australia's regulatory body, Government reports, and company documents such as media releases and conference papers
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. Use hypertext link for access to publisher's website.
ISBN 980734039439
Conference name 6th ANZAM Operations, Supply Chain and Services Management Symposium 2008
Location Gold Coast, Australia
Date From 2008-06-08
Date To 2008-06-10
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22721
Date Accessioned 2008-06-27
Date Available 2009-04-28T21:56:02Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Business and Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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