Resources Science ›› 2018, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (6): 1095-1105.doi: 10.18402/resci.2018.06.01

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Research trends and analysis of natural resource assets

Yongjun HU1,2(), Shuzhong GU3()   

  1. 1. Strategic Consulting center, China Academy of Engineering, Beijing 100088, China
    2. School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
    3. Institute of Resources and Environmental Policy, Development Research Center of the State Council, Beijing 100010, China
  • Received:2018-04-08 Revised:2018-05-08 Online:2018-06-25 Published:2018-06-22


Natural resource assets are extremely important and attracting social interest and academic research. This paper attempts to summarize and review progress in research on natural resource assets, starting with the concept of natural resource assets. Data were mainly derived from CNKI’s core journals and national newspapers searched using “natural resources assets” as subject keywords. We found that natural resource asset research focuses on three aspects: natural resources balance sheet, natural resources assets management and exit audits of natural resources assets for leading carders. Emphasis has been on concept discrimination. Main problems identified included research methods that are relatively single, research depth, research relevance, research hierarchy and research system improvements. Overall, interdisciplinary research is lacking. More work is needed looking at property rights, value accounting, change mechanisms of natural resources assets and key natural resources assets. The research field should be extended toward value realization of natural resource assets, business models, policy tool design and application, and big data.

Key words: natural resource, natural resource asset, natural resources balance sheet, natural resource assets management, off-post auditing of natural resources assets for leading carders, research trend