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Towards an Understanding of Project Finance in the Mining Sector in the Sustainability Context: A Scientometric Analysis

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Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, 050034 Medellín, Colombia
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Departamento Ingeniería de la Organización, Facultad de Minas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, 050034 Medellín, Colombia
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Departamento de Materiales y Minerales, Facultad de Minas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Medellín, 050034 Medellín, Colombia
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Academic Editors: Carlos Oliveira Cruz and Joaquim Miranda Sarmento
Sustainability 2021, 13(18), 10317; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810317
Received: 11 August 2021 / Revised: 4 September 2021 / Accepted: 6 September 2021 / Published: 15 September 2021
The purpose of this study is to analyze the extant literature on Project Finance (PF) with a comprehensive understanding of the status quo and research trends in the mining industry. Thus, this study utilizes a scientometric review of global trends and structure of PF and mining research from 1977 to 2020 using techniques such as co-author, co-word, co-citation, and cluster analyses. A total of 80 bibliographic records from the Scopus database were analyzed to generate the study’s research through scientometric networks. The findings indicate a steady growth of the research field, which includes Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria. The most significant contributions have originated mainly from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. The main research trends identified several issues related to risk, management, and financing concerns. This study provides researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of the status quo and research trends of ontology research within PF in the mining context and promotes further studies in this domain. View Full-Text
Keywords: project finance; sustainability; mining projects; bibliometric analysis project finance; sustainability; mining projects; bibliometric analysis
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González-Ruiz, J.D.; Mejia-Escobar, J.C.; Franco-Sepúlveda, G. Towards an Understanding of Project Finance in the Mining Sector in the Sustainability Context: A Scientometric Analysis. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10317. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810317

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González-Ruiz JD, Mejia-Escobar JC, Franco-Sepúlveda G. Towards an Understanding of Project Finance in the Mining Sector in the Sustainability Context: A Scientometric Analysis. Sustainability. 2021; 13(18):10317. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810317

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González-Ruiz, Juan David, Juan Camilo Mejia-Escobar, and Giovanni Franco-Sepúlveda. 2021. "Towards an Understanding of Project Finance in the Mining Sector in the Sustainability Context: A Scientometric Analysis" Sustainability 13, no. 18: 10317. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810317

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