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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2022, 4(5); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2022.040514.

Research on Global Equity Evaluation and Exploitation and Investment Allocation of Asteroid Mineral Resources


Chengcheng Qian1, Zijun Cao2, Yudi Zhang3

Corresponding Author:
Chengcheng Qian

1College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730106, China

2School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730106, China

3College of Information, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China


At present, the huge prospect of asteroid mining makes the investment and benefit allocation of asteroid mining become a hot issue. This study discussed how to exploit and distribute the mineral resources of asteroids fairly. A method to measure global equity was put forward, and four indicators that affect global equity: extreme poverty, war instability, north-south gap and carbon emissions per capita were identified. Then, the analytic hierarchy process method was used to give proper weights to the deter-mined factors and pass the consistency test, and then a global equity evaluation model was established. With reference to aerospace technology and science fiction technologies such as space elevator, a mining and investment income allocation model was developed according to economic principles. The division of labor in different stages of mining industry and its possible influence on global equity were preliminarily qualitatively analyzed. The results show that the established mining and investment income allocation model will make the whole world realize better equity in the later stage of mining. This study provides a good idea for the exploitation and utilization of asteroid mineral resources and the distribution of investment income in the future.


Asteroid mining; global equity; Global equity evaluation model; Mining and investment income allocation model

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Chengcheng Qian, Zijun Cao, Yudi Zhang. Research on Global Equity Evaluation and Exploitation and Investment Allocation of Asteroid Mineral Resources. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 5: 66-71. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2022.040514.


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