On the limits of in-reach: a reply to Harvey

Kemp, Deanna and Owen, John R. (2016) On the limits of in-reach: a reply to Harvey. Extractive Industries and Society, 3 4: 958-960. doi:10.1016/j.exis.2016.10.002

Author Kemp, Deanna
Owen, John R.
Title On the limits of in-reach: a reply to Harvey
Journal name Extractive Industries and Society
ISSN 2214-790X
Publication date 2016-11-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.exis.2016.10.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 3
Issue 4
Start page 958
End page 960
Total pages 3
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In 2013, in the first issue of Extractive Industries and Society, Bruce Harvey authored an article that outlined how the mining industry could make headway in social performance by prioritising “in-reach” strategies. We review this approach and argue that a more open frame of analysis and dialogue is required if the industry is to meet its stated social performance obligations and objectives. While Harvey makes a strong case for in-reach, there are elements of the approach that warrant further explanation and discussion. For example, what are the practical limits of in-reach? What is the potential for “bad in-reach”? Can in-reach stifle improvements in social performance, or generate perverse effects? One undesirable feature of in-reach, from our perspective, is the promotion of insularity; or, in other words, dependence on a form of internal engagement that discourages alternative perspectives on social performance.
Keyword Mining project evaluation
Mineral commodity price estimation
Mining life
Global fossil fuel market
Depilation time
Social performance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: HERDC Pre-Audit
Sustainable Minerals Institute Publications
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 2 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 08 Mar 2017, 10:23:27 EST by Michelle Rowland on behalf of Sustainable Minerals Institute