Social license in design: constructive technology assessment within a minerals research & development institution

Franks, D. M., Cohen, T., Barnes, R., Brereton, D., Littleboy, A. and Moffat, K. (2011). Social license in design: constructive technology assessment within a minerals research & development institution. In: , Fifth International Conference Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry. Fifth International Conference Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI 2011), Aachen, Germany, (123-138). 14-17 June 2011.

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Author Franks, D. M.
Cohen, T.
Barnes, R.
Brereton, D.
Littleboy, A.
Moffat, K.
Title of paper Social license in design: constructive technology assessment within a minerals research & development institution
Conference name Fifth International Conference Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry (SDIMI 2011)
Conference location Aachen, Germany
Conference dates 14-17 June 2011
Proceedings title Fifth International Conference Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry
Series Aachen iInternational Mining Symposia
Place of Publication Essen, Germany
Publisher VGE-Verl
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9783867971195
3867971196
Volume 10
Start page 123
End page 138
Total pages 16
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary Technological innovation in the minerals industry must be driven by the need to improve performance according social, as well as environmental, safety, efficiency and production criteria. This paper outlines the possibilities and rationale for incorporating constructive technology assessment into technology research and development within the CSIRO Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship. The paper develops a process of Social License in Design that attempts to address the future social challenges and opportunities of a technology during development by utilising forecasting techniques and accounting for the perspectives and values of decision makers and likely stakeholders. Interviews with senior technologists and social scientists within the MDU reveal the institutional context into which the Social License in Design process is to be situated and highlight key factors that may inhibit or enhance its uptake.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented during the Session "Social Sustainability - I". ; Theme: "From Primary Production to Sustainable Supply Chains"

 
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Created: Wed, 15 Jun 2011, 05:31:42 EST by Dr Daniel Franks on behalf of Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining