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Hot competition and vivid technological advancement in coal mining results in new higher requirements imposed on a coal company’s business strategy and, as a consequence, new approaches to strategic management. This article describes the author approach to management in coal mining based on the integration of the process and project approaches. In this case, production proceeds concurrently with modernization, which are the corporate parts of management at all levels. It is emphasized that a coal company’s business strategy should account for the peculiarities of the coal industry and market such as high volatility of sales outlet, variability of geological conditions, strong competition in energy industry and high dependence on variation in coal shipping conditions. Furthermore, it is necessary to take into account risk factors of strategic development of a coal mining company. The measures to eliminate such risk factors are proposed. In terms of SUEK-Krasnoyarsk lignite mining company, the article describes the key indexes of the business strategy for 2018–2021 and its critical objectives: preservation of the company’s position in the main competitive markets, improvement of mining efficiency, optimization of shipping logistics, coal dressing and new product range. The experience of management improvement undertaken by SUEK-Kuzbass in 2011–2017 proves that the proposed approach provides a business strategy and its implementation towards the long-term and sustainable development of a coal mining company.

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ISBN: 0236-1493
: 658.5
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-01-0-193-199
Authors: Velikosel'sky A. V.

Authors' Information:
Velikoselsky A.V., Doctor of Economical Sciences,
Deputy Executive Director of Finance and Economics,
JSC SUEK-Krasnoyarsk, 660049, Krasnoyarsk, Russia,
e-mail: VelikoselskyAV@suek.ru.

Key words:
Strategy, strategic management, process-and-project approach, management system, coal mining company.


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