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dc.contributor.authorde Ronde, B. D. M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-15T23:43:14Z
dc.date.available2012-10-15T23:43:14Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4972
dc.description.abstractTheory concerning the field of Resource Management is non-existent. No explicit statement of the principles and assumptions from which people involved in the study of Resource Management operate or the methodology they use for resource problem solving has been developed. Such a state has led to confusion both within the study of Resource Management and between other disciplines. By applying the philosophical technique of asking questions relevant to the theory of Resource Management a statement of first principles and a methodology were developed. Two steps were necessary in developing a philosophy for Resource Management. First, a statement of the components which encompassed the meaning of a resource was identified. Second, the present resource managers was exposed. On methodology inspection adopted by the present method and approach used by resource managers was found to be deficient. A proposed methodology was developed which modified the present methodology considerably. The proposed methodology acknowledges and incorporates the constraints of time and the incomplete and provisional status of any knowledge used in resource problem solving and policy formulation. This methodology suggests a new attitude towards policy that of accepting the fallibility of any policy. The concept of fallibility was found to have ramifications for the study of Resource Management and any definition constituting Resource Management. Finally, it was concluded that Resource Management is not a discipline, it Management is defined is a way of thinking. Resource as a rational, analytical way of thinking specifically concerned with the interaction of resources, society and the environment. Three abilities were ascertained as essential to the effectiveness of a resource manager. These abilities include the need for creativity, critical analysis and a competent level of oral and written presentation for the communication of ideas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectresource managementen
dc.subjectphilosophyen
dc.subjectmethodologyen
dc.subjectnatural resourcesen
dc.subjectresource economicsen
dc.subjectrelative scarcityen
dc.subjectconflict managementen
dc.subjectresource problem solvingen
dc.titleA philosophy for resource managementen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
lu.thesis.supervisorHide, Rodney
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc220303 Environmental Philosophyen
dc.subject.anzsrc140205 Environment and Resource Economicsen


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