Thomson, I., 1999, The Social License to Operate: Essential for success in international exploration. Text of Keynote Talk. BC&Yukon Chamber of Mines Cordilleran Roundup, Vancouver

Thomson, I. and Joyce, S.A., 2008 (March), The Social License to Operate: What it is and why it seems so hard to obtain. Slide Deck to accompany Keynote Presentation at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Ian Thomson, Robert G. Boutilier, 2011. Modelling And Measuring The Social License To Operate: Fruits Of A Dialogue Between Theory And Practice

Thomson, I. and Boutilier, R. 2011. The Social License to Operate. In Darling, P.; SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Ch. 17.2, pp 1779-1796, Society of Mining Metallurgy and Exploration, Littleton, Colorado. (in Chinese)

Robert Boutilier, PhD. 2017. A Measure Of The Social License To Operate For Infrastructure And Extractive Projects

Boutilier, R. and Thomson, I., 2018, The Social License: The Story of the San Cristobal Mine, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom and New York, USA. 178p.