University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

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University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)

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  • Craffert, Leona   Ungerer, Marius   Visser, Kobus   Morrison, John   Claassen, Walter (2014-08)
    The competitiveness of companies in the digital economy is a business concern. Eighty two large South African companies participated in a study on strategies, practices and skills for competitiveness in the digital economy ...
  • Powell, John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-08)
    A decade of scholarly and practitioner work in knowledge management has shown that the tacit dimension of knowing is critically important. It is important, firstly, because tacit knowledge demonstrably exists – ignoring ...
  • Krige, J. D. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-04)
    This paper explores two themes related to the financial aspects of retirement – real-age adjusted life expectancy and the financial survival probability of living annuitants. The first theme focuses on the development ...
  • Kruger, Hannelie (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The Constitutional Court in the Republic of South African indicated in 2006 (Laugh It Off Promotions CC v SAB International (Finance) BV t/a Sabmark International (Freedom of Expression Institute as amicus ...
  • Tshifularo, Rembuluwani Justice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-03)
    Globalisation calls for countries to focus on putting programmes together that seek to improve productivity and competitiveness of enterprises as the only reliable shield against the ever increasing global competition. It ...
  • Bohlandt, Florian Martin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    A persistent problem for hedge fund researchers presents itself in the form of inconsistent and diverse style classifications within and across database providers. For this paper, single-manager hedge funds from the Hedge ...
  • Nyazema, Martha Matifadza (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
    This study investigated the implementation of broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) policy in the hotel industry of South Africa. BBBEE aims to accelerate the inclusion of black people into the economy through ...
  • Mgayi, Bongani (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Bongani Mgayi takes a look at African wisdom. Does it add value in the workplace? Must special provision be made for it?
  • Leuvennink, Jaco (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: South Africa is planning infrastructure projects worth thousands of billions of rand while it is widely accepted that Africa needs an infrastructure boom period of a decade or so to realise its ...
  • Muller, G. H.   Steyn-Bruwer, B. W.   Hamman, W. D. (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Predicting distress is essential for investors or lending institutions who wish to protect their financial investments. Which predictive techniques work best?
  • Fokkens, Andries Marius (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2011-12)
    The changing external environment of the security sector and higher education influences the South African Military Academy (SAMA) as an institution within the broader Department of Defence, which is also associated with ...
  • Haw, Penny (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: That the pace of transformation in South Africa – in business, in particular – is too slow is widely accepted. What is not clear is exactly why this is so. Recent research, however, sheds new light on ...
  • Moving up 
    Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2012-12)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: At the age of 34, Franco Feris reached his dream of becoming a CEO when he took up the position of chief executive officer of Santam Namibia Limited in Windhoek. He tells Cherice Smith about his new ...
  • Powell, John (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    There’s a lot of breast beating and self-examination going on in the South African business school community at the moment. The national authority for higher education is increasing the entry requirements for MBAs, ...
  • Mothole, Kgopotso   Smith, Johan du P (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: To comply with the requirements of Basel II, banks frequently need to assess the market values of properties secured by mortgages. Can they rely on an indexbased approach to value property?
  • Wyngaard, Heindrich (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The USB will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. In the run up to next year, Heindrich Wyngaard has asked some of the USB’s alumni to share memories of the first 10 years of the School’s existence. ...
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    USB MBA alumnus Lebo Thagane works in two very different career fields – human resources for a corporate company and wine marketing for her family’s business.
  • Smith, Cherice (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: He was the first black editor of Die Burger newspaper, chairperson of the South African National Editors’ Forum and recipient of the sought-after Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University. These ...
  • Makholwa, Andile (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An MBA is often seen as essential for aspirant managers to boost their chances of climbing the corporate ladder and as a solid foundation for those intent on going solo. However, there is a growing ...
  • Burger, Karin (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, University of Stellenbosch Business School, 2013-04)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Human resources is no longer just a staff department that makes sure people get appointed and paid. It has become a strategic business partner that emphasises talent management. Experts share the importance ...

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