University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

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  • A study on green building solutions in Botswana 2014 

    Malan, Heinrich (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This research assignment was done to determine the status and awareness of green building solutions in Gaborone, Botswana for the year 2014. In a third world country like Botswana, design and development ...

  • An exploration of effective leadership practice in virtual teams 

    Marshall, Steven John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: As organisations expand internationally and continue to conduct business across different time zones and geographical boundaries, distributed project and organisational teams have become increasingly ...

  • Public private partnerships (PPPS) for road infrastructure development in Mauritius : the case of small island developing states (SIDS) 

    Ramlugan, Amaresh Singh (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Governments have a pivotal role in meeting the ever-increasing demand for socio-economic services in transport, energy, telecommunications, water, education, health and delivery of other social services. ...

  • A public-private partnership initiative for the rebuilding of the Tshwane municipal headquarters : City of Tshwane, South Africa 

    Qomoyi, Nontando (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa boasts significant cumulative public-private partnership experience when compared to other African countries. However, little has been done to investigate the success and failure of implemented ...

  • The impact of education on economic growth in South Africa : econometric analysis 

    Nkohla, Tumi Vuyolwethu (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    This paper investigates the impact of education on economic growth in South Africa using annual panel data from 1990 to 2011, controlling for regional differences. Education is believed to be an important factor in developing ...

  • The effect of agricultural service provision on performance of smallholder farmers in Zambia 

    Mwefyeni, Ephraim Chali (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
    Zambia, a country in Sub Saharan Africa, is home to over 13 million people. Of this population, 61 percent are found in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood, making the sector a key area for the ...

  • An impact analysis of working capital management on profitability of working capital entensive companies listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange 

    Nakale, Mansueta Maria Nandjila (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2009-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The purpose of this report is to establish whether a statistically significant relationship exists between a company's profitability and its working capital management. Profitability is measured by the ...

  • Conceptual services marketing framework for a segmented business to achieve maximum customer value 

    Vienings, Francois (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
    Relationship marketing is still in its infancy as a mainstream marketing concept, although it has established itself as an underlying paradigm in modern services marketing. Its importance is recognised to a growing extent ...

  • Dividend payout and future earnings growth : a South African study 

    Vermeulen, Marise (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    In the past it was believed that the payment of dividends would decrease the funds available to finance growth, and would therefore lead to lower future earnings growth. This belief was challenged in recent years with ...

  • A critical analysis of the potential of urban agriculture in the Khayelitsha Mitchell’s Plain area 

    Nel, David (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    Poverty, which was traditionally a rural phenomenon, has become one of the main drivers behind people migrating to urban areas. It is estimated that more than 50 per cent of the global population lives in cities while the ...

  • Business loan default in Nigerian commercial banks: from causes to remedies 

    Emenike, Obioma (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    A sound and favourable financial climate is necessary for any forward-looking economy to thrive. This, amongst others, includes the extent to which the commercial banks are able to discharge their intermediating role in ...

  • The response of the big 4 commercial banks to the financial inclusion imperative 

    Leopold-George, Evelyn (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    South Africa’s Financial Sector Charter of 2003 to 2008 contributed in many ways to financial inclusion of the excluded masses, resulting in a decrease in proportion of excluded excluded from over 50% in 2003 to 23.5% ...

  • Liquor advertising: to ban or not to ban 

    Haw, Penny (2011-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Pressure is mounting from government to ban alcohol advertising but opponents insist the move would cost the country and its inhabitants dearly, and have little effect on alcohol abuse. PENNY ...

  • Role of savings and credit cooperative societies in financial services development in Chad : a case of the Union Regionale des Cooperatives d Epargne et de Credit (URCOOPEC) 

    Claude, Djekilamber (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    Union Régionale des Coopèratives d’Epargne et de Crédit (URCOOPEC) is a network of 10 savings and credit cooperatives, established in 1990 by UNDP in Chad to support the government’s strategy of strengthening and improving ...

  • Effects of credit risk and portfolio loan management on profitability of microfinance banks in Lagos, Nigeria 

    Sule, Friday Eneojo (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    The study was carried out to find out the effect of credit risk and portfolio loan management on profitability of microfinance Banks (MFBs) in Lagos, Nigeria. To achieve the objective of the study, an econometric model ...

  • Dink sake-ontwerp 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-04)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Sedert die aankondiging dat Kaapstad die Wêreldontwerphoofstad 2014 is, het ontwerp ’n gewilde onderwerp geword. Cherice Smith verken ontwerpdenke – ’n proses wat gebruik word om ’n uitdaging deur ...

  • Think business design 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Since the announcement of Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014, design has become a much talked-about topic. Cherice Smith explores design thinking – a process used to turn a challenge into ...

  • Hemelhoë ambisie 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-10)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die USB MBA-alumnus Nombeko Mbava kyk al van kleins af na die groter prentjie om te sien waar en hoe sy tot die toekoms kan bydra. En op die oomblik doen sy presies dit as werknemer by die Suid-Afrikaanse ...

  • Sky-high ambition 

    Smith, Cherice (2013-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Since a young age, USB MBA graduate Nombeko Mbava has looked at the bigger picture, seeing where and how she can contribute to the future. Now, working for the South African National Space Agency, she ...

  • Hou aan hernuwe 

    Smit, Cherice (2013-10)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die USB PhD-alumnus dr Ferdie Lochner is ’n voorstander van tegnologiebestuur en innovasie. As hoof: IT-finansies en innovasieleier by die Stad Kaapstad help hy ook om innovasie regoor die ...

  • Financing Africa's growth: the role of development finance 

    Adjasi, Charles (2014-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: What financial tools do African countries have at their disposal to finance, say, infrastructure projects, small business expansion or household assets? Prof Charles Adjasi, associate professor and head: ...

  • Uxhaso mali lokuhluma kweafrika: indima yophuhliso lwemali 

    Adjasi, Charles (2014-10)
    Zeziphi izixhobo zoqoqosho uMzantsi Afrika onazo kwezemali,ukutsho, amaziko enza iiprojekthi, ukwanda kwamashishini amancinci okanye izinto ezinokuthi zithengiswe zamakhaya? Njing. Charles Adjasi, injingalwazi emanyeneyo ...

  • Diversity in the workplace: the good, the bad, the necessary 

    Smith, Cherice (2014-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy this year. As an aspect of democracy, Cherice Smith looks at the developments and drawbacks of diversity in the workplace these past two decades.

  • Diversiteit in die werkplek: die goeie, die slegte, die nodige 

    Smith, Cherice (2014-10)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Suid-Afrika vier vanjaar 20 jaar van demokrasie. As ’n aspek van demokrasie kyk Cherice Smith na die verwikkelinge en terugslae van diversiteit in die werkplek oor die afgelope twee dekades.

  • Ukungafani Kwabantu emsebenzini: Okuhle, Okubi, Okubalulekileyo 

    Smith, Cherice (2014-10)
    UMzantsi Afrika ubhiyozela ama 20 eminyaka ye demokrasi kulo nyaka. Nje ngembonakalo yenkululeko, uCherice Smith uye wajonga uphuhliso noqhwayelomva lokungafani kwabantu kwindawo zemisebenzi kule minyaka ilishumi idlulileyo.

  • Putting the work into networking 

    Smith, Cherice (2014-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Business gurus claim that networking has become an absolute necessity for career exposure and success. But how should one go about networking? How can networks be leveraged for an optimal outcome? Cherice ...

  • Sit die werk in netwerk 

    Smith, Cherice (2014-10)
    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Sakeghoeroes meen dat om te netwerk ’n absolute noodsaaklikheid vir loopbaanblootstelling en sukses geword het. Maar hoe moet ’n mens te werke gaan om te netwerk? Hoe kan netwerke gebruik word vir ...

  • Wanneer waardes waarde skep 

    Susman, Simon (2014-10)
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  • Be agile 

    Leuvennink, Jaco (2014-10)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Nowadays, it seems as if everyone should pay attention to everything at the same time and respond immediately. Agility in the workplace might therefore help to calm down hot tempers and reduce ...

  • When values create value 

    Susman, Simon (2014-10)
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