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    • Measuring the inward FDI potential of South African regions 

      Krugell, Waldo; Matthee, Marianne (University of Johannesburg, Department of Business Management, 2008)
      Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to construct an index that captures the factors expected to affect a local economy's attractiveness to foreign investors. Problem statement: Following South Africa's reintegration into ...
    • Exploring antecedents and consequences of burnout in a call centre 

      Rothmann, Sebastiaan; Visser, Willie A. (University of Johannesburg, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, 2008)
      The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between six characteristics of call centre work environments, burnout, affective commitment and turnover intentions. These characteristics were competing management ...
    • Towards a research agenda for job insecurity in South Africa 

      Pienaar, Jacobus; Van Wyk, M. (University of South Africa, 2008)
      The general objective of this research was to develop a research agenda for job insecurity in South African organisations, for which little published research exists. This agenda was developed by conceptualising and defining ...
    • Performance management in the South African motor manufacturing industry: a framework 

      Van der Merwe, Nico; Visser, Susan S.. (Springer Netherlands, 2008)
      South African motor manufacturers should find ways to improve their performance management systems to ensure survival in the face of strong competition in the market. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the ...
    • In pursuit of a foundational accountancy philosophy 

      Buys, Pieter Willem (Buro vir Wetenskaplike Tydskrifte, Potchefstroom, 2008)
      Recent accounting history is characterised by many developments, including several high-profile corporate failures, such as Enron, Parmalat and even Saambou, as well as major developments in financial reporting standards, ...
    • The cost of banking services and the technical efficiency of a South African bank 

      Van Heerden, C.; Van der Westhuizen, G. (2008)
      Does the performance of one of the four largest banks in South Africa justify the customers’ complaints about the higher bank fees? Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to estimate the technical efficiency and returns ...
    • Die antitese tussen witboordjiemisdaad en sake-etiek 

      Lotriet, Ronald A. (Buro vir Wetenskaplike Tydskrifte / Potchefstroom, 2008)
      Transparency International states that the scourge of white-collar crime and corruption is endemic in both the developed and developing world. South Africa is no exception, as the perception prevails that not only have ...
    • Influence of pre-merger employment relations and individual characteristics on the psychological contract 

      Linde, Bennie; Schalk, Rene (PSYSSA:(Psychological Society of South Africa), 2008)
      Organisational changes and transformations, in which employees are exposed to mergers, acquisitions and take-overs of their organisations, are a common phenomenon these days. Empirical evidence on the formation of initial ...
    • The non-economic quality of life on a sub-national level in South Africa 

      Naud�, Willem; Rossouw, Stephanie (Springer Netherlands, 2008)
      Most research on the non-economic quality of life have been (a) on a national level or performed on cross-country comparisons, and/or (b) used subjective indicators to measure how people perceive their non-economic quality ...
    • Occupational stress of academic staff in South African higher education institutions 

      Rothmann, Sebastiaan; Barkhuizen, N. (PSYSSA:(Psychological Society of South Africa), 2008)
      The objectives in this study were to identify the indicators of occupational stress for academic staffin South African higher education institutions, to analyse the differences between the occupational stress of different ...
    • The changing academic profession in higher education and new managerialism and corporatism in South Africa 

      Wolhuter, Charste (Higher Education South Africa (HESA), 2008)
      This article is part of an international research project which is investigating the changing nature of the academic profession in twenty-two countries in the twenty-first century. This article focuses on the discourses ...
    • South African quotas on textile imports from China: a policy error? 

      Naude, Willem; Rossouw, Riaan (Elsevier Science Limited, 2008)
      In August 2006 the South African government announced quotas on the imports of clothing and textile products from China. Three questions arise. What are these expected benefits? What will be the most likely impact of the ...
    • The influence of length of relationship, gender and age on the relationship intention of short-term insurance clients: an exploration study 

      Mostert, Pieter; De Jager, J.N.W.; Steyn, T.F.J. (University of Pretoria, 2008)
      Building long-term relationships with clients is extremely beneficial for organisations. This does not necessarily imply, however, that the clients themselves need or want a long-term relationship with an organisation. ...
    • Validation of the Orientation to Life Questionnair (OLQ) in a chemical factory 

      Rothmann, Sebastiaan; Van Schalkwyk, Lourens (University of Johannesburg, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, 2008)
      The objectives of this study were to assess the psychometric properties of the Orientation to Life Questionnaire (OLQ) and to investigate the differences in sense of coherence among demographic groups in a chemical factory ...
    • Examining the ethical predisposition of the next generation of business leaders in China and the Republic of South Africa 

      Bisschoff, Christo Alfonzo; Fullerton, S.; Moore, D.L. (University of Pretoria, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, 2008)
      This study was undertaken in an effort to determine the attitudes of business students in South Africa and China toward a battery of questionable actions undertaken by anonymous business entities. In general, practices ...
    • Calculating operational value-at-risk (OpVaR) in a retail bank 

      Styger, Paul; Van Vuuren, Gary; Esterhuysen, Janel (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria, 2008)
      The management of operational value-at-risk (OpVaR) in financial institutions is presented y means of a novel, robust calculation technique and the influence of this value on the capital held by a bank for operational risk. ...
    • Travel motivations of tourists visiting Kruger National Park 

      Saayman, Melville; Van der Merwe, Petrus (South African National Parks Board, 2008)
      The Kruger National Park (KNP) one of the largest conservation areas in South Africa, attracts in excess of one million visitors a year and is regarded as an icon destination in international tourism. Since this park ...
    • Export intensity and the competitive intelligence of exporting companies: evidence from South Africa 

      Cuyvers, Ludo; Dumont, Michel; Viviers, Wilhelmina; Muller, Marié-Luce; De Pelsmacker, Patrick; Jegers, Marc; Saayman, Andrea (University of Pretoria, 2008)
      The present paper investigates the relationship between Competitive Intelligence (CI) factors, characteristics, information sources, needs, requirements and the export intensity of exporting companies in South Africa. We ...
    • Small business owner-managers' perceptions of entrepreneurship in the Emfuleni district 

      Van der Merwe, Stephanus; De Swardt, G. (University of Pretoria, 2008)
      The primary objective of this study was to analyse small business owner-managers' perceptions of entrepreneurship and their motives to start their businesses in the Emfuleni district in South Africa. A total of 307 useable ...
    • Adapting the Macaulay duration for defaultable and option-embedded bonds 

      Styger, Paul; Van Vuuren, Gary (Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Pretoria., 2008)
      Most contemporary bonds have embedded options and all face the possibility of default. Both features introduce risk (the former market risk and the latter credit risk) by altering the quantity and timing of the promised ...