Resource Types: Natural, Mineral, Labor, and Other
Resources is all that is used to achieve any goals. Their task is to meet the needs of the subjects of the environment.
Today, the following types of resources are distinguished:
- Labor The degree of quality of service needs of the population and the environment depends on them.
- Natural. These include the atmosphere, and water, and even space. In addition, all kinds of minerals are included in natural resources.
- Financial. The structure of this type of resources includes various loans, capital investments and many other banking operations.
- Electronic. These include both online and digital resources.
- Educational. They include all sorts of educational materials.
More common concepts are economic, informational, and productive resources.
Classification by type
Regarding this criterion, it is customary to distinguish between these types of resources, as well as reproducible and not. All accumulated and stored objects belong to the first type.All others are ranked as non-reproducible. In nature, an analogue of classification will be the exhaustion of resources. Also, the typical criterion includes such properties of an object as substitutability, degree of consumption, and origin.
Playable resources during work retain their shape and can be used for other purposes (in the following steps). In the case of long downtime, their degree of usefulness is lost and subsequently not compensated. That is why such resources are called “power”. These include people, mechanisms and working conditions (machines, machines).Non-reproducible resources at the end of the work are fully or partially spent. At the same time the possibility of reuse is not allowed. This type of resource has no statute of limitations. They can be used both at the current time and in the distant future. The main property of this type of resources is the gradual consumption of the stock, that is, the lack of ability to accumulate. Such resources are classified as “energy”. An example is the objects of labor, fuel, finance.
Varieties of resources: financial
In economic theory, there are two main groups of the source of global potential. The first includes material types of resources, and the second - human. Today, there are many different combinations of production factors. Material resources include land and capital, human resources include entrepreneurial and labor abilities. All these factors are aimed at the production of goods and provision of services.
Financial resources are considered to be the main resources of the world economy. These include cash, securities, receivables, various investments, and other capital transactions. The peculiarity of these resources is that they are considered to be inexhaustible, that is, they cannot be completely consumed or used. In turn, many of them are cumulative.Creating financial resources is necessary for the interaction of external and internal environment. They represent a separate type of communication of people and organizations.
Varieties of resources: production
This type includes not only various materials, finished products and services, but also various variations of work.Production types of resources have one common feature - consumption. All the fruits of human activity and machines can be used in whole or in part, but in any case they are in demand.
The main aspect of production resources is profitability. In other words, how much the cost will correspond to the final result (products, services). According to this criterion, resources can be profitable, moderate, unprofitable.
For the success of production are responsible mental and physical abilities of workers. Both characteristics are combined in the workforce. They play a crucial role in the implementation of optimal production activities. In turn, this type of resources is limited by working age criteria. In Russia, it will be inclusive for men from 16 to 59 years, and for women from 16 to 54. In some countries, you can work from the age of 14 and retire by the age of 65.
Varieties of resources: natural
Materials of this type are used for various needs, production of goods. Natural resources are a collection of objects and substances located in a certain area of the planet.These are rivers, lakes, seas, mountains, animals and plants. Of the subspecies emit water, soil and forest resources.In the earth's crust contains a huge variety of nutrients that are necessary for a comfortable human living. Therefore, it is she who is considered the main source of natural resources. It contains hundreds of minerals suitable for direct use or processing. For example, clay, sand, granite and other materials are indispensable in construction.
By origin, resources are organic and not. The first group includes oil, coal, gas, chemical elements. They are mined both on the surface and at high depths. To inorganic include rocks (stone, ore, etc.).
It is worth noting that all minerals are ultimately exhaustible, including water and forest resources. Of the vital natural products of consumption should be distinguished sun and air. They, along with water, are indispensable resources for all life on the planet. This applies to the fauna and flora.
Varieties of resources: electronic
These include, first of all, digital data.In fact, electronic resources are all types of information on relevant media (hard or floppy disk, flash drive, etc.). This is a global database, which consists of films, various collections, documents, publications and so on.The electronic catalog has limitless possibilities. Today, digital resources rank first among the sources of information. These include electronic libraries, encyclopedias, books, magazines and other publications. Documents presented in digital form, and the format may be different. The same applies to the variability of languages: Russian, English and any other.
Among users of electronic resources can be both readers of scientific publications, and simple inhabitants, including children. Digital data are divided into categories depending on the direction: expert, specialized, artistic, social, political, etc.
The advantage of electronic information is that it can be easily stored, sorted, printed, searched.
Varieties of resources: the Internet
Under this category, fit any point on the global network, called web sites.Internet resources are a set of pages that are located on the worldwide Internet. They can be text, graphic, multimedia. The first type includes various documents printed on the keyboard, the second type includes pictures, presentations, etc., and the third type includes video materials, music, etc.
In turn, Internet sites are static and dynamic. The former are based on the HTML programming environment, and the latter are based on special scripts. Each such Internet resource is stored on a dedicated server hosting. The site address is its domain name in the global network.
The most popular source of Internet resources is the World Wide Web, or WWW for short. In second place is the FTP-storage with built-in file transfer system. Of the others, E-mail and chat are notable
Varieties of resources: educational
These include educational materials (manuals, notes, presentations, reports, etc.). Educational resources can be printed and electronic. In the modern world, higher priority is given to digital materials, although polygraphic publications are still used in educational institutions.
Electronic educational resources are stored on all kinds of media: from floppy disk to the Internet cloud. They come in text, graphic, and multimedia formats. It has been proven that audio and video materials, as well as various presentations are best suited for learning and learning. On the other hand, printed publications will be more useful for human health.