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The status and challenges of industrial engineering in South Africa
The industrial engineering discipline in South Africa is examined by introducing the context of the discipline and by revisiting its history. The drivers influencing the context and future of industrial engineering in South ...
A strategic framework to utilise venture capital funding to develop manufacturing SMEs in South Africa
(Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2014-08)
SMEs contribute considerably to the national GDP and to private sector employment, but they struggle to gain access to the funding needed to support business sustainability and growth. Venture capital provides the necessary ...
A strategic framework for improbable circumstances
Rare events, known as ‘Black Swans’, have determined the course of history. One of these was the global economic crisis of 2008. Such events highlight fields like strategic management and their shortcomings in helping to ...
Improbable circumstances strategic framework
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
ENGLISH SUMMARY: The research documents the development of a conceptual framework, the improbable circumstances strategic (ICS) framework, which guides organisations in the preparation for improbable circumstances. Four ...
Towards an antifragile South African SME
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2017-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: “In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” – Bertrand Russell The contribution of small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ...