Title: Factors in technology management and its performance: a case study of Indian open cast coal mining

Authors: Anand Prasad Sinha; Pradeep Kr. Chatterjee; Shailendra Kr. Singh; Ashok Kumar Asthana

Addresses: Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, 835215, India ' CCES & Corporate Law, Commercial Division, MECON Limited, Ranchi-834002, India ' Department of Management, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, 835215, India ' Department of Management, Sarla Birla University, Ranchi, 834001, India

Abstract: Today's dynamic business requires state-of-the-art technology and its effective management to ensure long-term survival in the face of increasing demand sustainability. The coal mining sector in India is characterised by multiple inefficiencies, particularly in terms of procurement, utilisation and management of technology. These inefficiencies have not only been making a heavy dent in the company's bottom line but are also responsible for a severe problem to natural and social health. The findings of the study would contribute to improving productivity and performance. Besides, the study has managerial as well as policy implications concerning the management of technology in the coal mining sector. For this purpose, selected a seven open cast coal mines of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a largest miners accounting for 80% of the domestic coal output, have been chosen to analyse the different aspects of management of technology and also contribute to improving productivity and performance.

Keywords: effective management; opencast coal mining; technology; HEMM; heavy earth moving machinery; productivity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2021.119699

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2021 Vol.21 No.4, pp.269 - 301

Received: 08 Apr 2020
Accepted: 20 Aug 2020

Published online: 13 Dec 2021 *

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