Innovation in mining: what are the challenges and opportunities along the value chain for Latin American suppliers?

B.C. Olvera*

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This paper provides an overview of the innovation paradigm of the mining sector from a global perspective, i.e., how innovation processes take place in countries with a long-established technological leadership in the mining sector, such as Australia and Canada. Given the importance of suppliers in this process, a special attention is paid to innovation in various stages of the supply chain. This is in order to provide a departure point for identifying wind
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalMineral Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

JEL classifications

  • l72 - Mining, Extraction, and Refining: Other Nonrenewable Resources
  • o32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


  • global value chains
  • innovation
  • latin american
  • mining
  • suppliers
  • Mining
  • Suppliers
  • Innovation
  • Latin American
  • Global value chains

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