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An assessment of the critical success factors for technological capability building and sustainable development in the mining sector: A case study of the platinum mining industry in Zimbabwe

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dc.contributor.author Mwatahwa, Collins
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T08:04:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T08:04:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11
dc.identifier.citation Mwatahwa, C. (2015). An assessment of the critical success factors for technological capability building and sustainable development in the mining sector: A case study of the platinum mining industry in Zimbabwe (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Zimbabwe. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3705
dc.description.abstract There is an ever increasing demand to improve capabilities for the mining sector, especially the platinum sector which is faced with declining metal prices threating the viability of operations. To this effect, this study assessed the technological capability development and sustainable development factors affecting the platinum mining sector in Zimbabwe. The study adopted a positivism approach based on quantitative survey in analysing the current levels of technological capabilities development and sustainable development in the platinum mining sector. The study further investigated institutional mechanisms in place to support technological capabilities accumulation and sustainable development. Furthermore, the study sought to establish the critical success factors affecting technological development and sustainable development affecting the platinum mining sector in Zimbabwe. The study focussed on the three mining operations along the Zimbabwe’s Great Dyke. A pilot tested structured questionnaire was used to solicit responses from junior, middle and senior management of the operations who were selected using stratified random sampling. The study found and concluded that the integration of regulatory framework, management capabilities and capital budgets are critical factors for technological capability development. The unfavourable regulatory framework had a negative impact on technological capability development whilst the other predictors had a positive impact. All explanatory sustainable development factors were found to have no implication on sustainable development except for environmental factors. Policy recommendations and managerial recommendations were made and possible areas for further research were suggested. en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.subject Management capabilities en_US
dc.subject Regulatory framework en_US
dc.subject Capital budget en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development factors en_US
dc.subject Platinum mining sector en_US
dc.title An assessment of the critical success factors for technological capability building and sustainable development in the mining sector: A case study of the platinum mining industry in Zimbabwe en_US
dc.contributor.registrationnumber R892032T en_US
thesis.degree.advisor Makoni, Ephraim
thesis.degree.country Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Graduate School of Management en_US
thesis.degree.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Zimbabwe en_US
thesis.degree.grantoremail specialcol@uzlib.uz.ac.zw
thesis.degree.level MBA en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Business Administration en_US
thesis.degree.thesistype Thesis en_US
dc.date.defense 2015-02


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