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Unformatted text preview: MSOM 305 Managing in a Global Economy Leveraging Resources and Capabilities Constant Cheng George Mason University Fall 2010 NATURAL RESOURCES • Energy strategy • Strategic materials and technology leadership • Climate change & environmental sustainability • Location advantage • Intangible and tangible assets ENERGY Renewable – Hydroelectric – Solar – Wind – Geothermal – Waves – Tides – Biomass (ethanol) – Ocean thermal energy Non – Renewable – Petroleum including oil sand (Alberta) and oil bearing shale (Utah) – Nuclear Power (France) – Coal – Natural Gas ENERGY STRATEGY • Choke points: http://www.eia.doe.gov/cabs/World_Oil_Transit_Chokepoints/ Full.html • String of Pearls: http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2009/03/18/china %E2%80%99s-string-of-pearls-strategy.html STRATEGIC MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP China tightens grasp on rare earth metals vital for new and green technologies (smart phones, hybrid cars, precision “laser guided” weapons) http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/09/china-tightens-control-over- rare-earth-metals-vital-for-green-technology.php China considering bans on exports of these metals (terbium, dysprosium, yttrium, thulium, and lutetium) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element RESOURCE SECTOR OF AUSTRALIA Overview: http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/resources_sector.html http://www....
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