Sustainable approaches to a reform of coal mining industry in Serbia

Maja S. Mitich


Societies in transition focus on a set of specific aspects of sustainability critical to their efficient and effective transformation. The complexity of transitional process is defined by radical changes occurring in the domain of privatization, intensive technological change, business strategy and competitiveness, developing markets and infrastructure with the overall concern for the well being of all interested and involved groups and environmental issues. Currently, in many mining companies in Serbia, privatization process is still active and in this paper we review some of examples of sustainable strategies that have been developed for the reform process of coal mining industry in Serbia.  We examine how earlier mentioned factors are integrated into these strategies and at the end give recommendations for their more effective application on the basis of sustainable technology management and development principles.

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