Welcome to Boloka, the open access Institutional Repository of the North-West University (NWU-IR). This is a digital archive that collects, preserves and distributes research material created by members of the NWU.

The aim of the NWU-IR is to increase the visibility, availability and impact of the research output of the North-West University through Open Access, search engine indexing and harvesting by several initiatives.


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  • Assessing best practices for new product development in organisations 

    Claasens, Willem Johannes Stephanus (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
    New product development (NPD) is increasingly being recognised as a critical factor in ensuring the continued sustainability of organisations. For companies to compete in the market place, they have to keep up with market ...
  • Cross-cultural measurement of eudaimonic well-being 

    Schutte, Lusilda (North-West University (South Africa) , Potchefstroom Campus, 2016)
    The overall aim of the present study was to further the understanding and measurement of eudaimonic well-being (EWB) or “functioning well” across different demographic and cultural groups by implementing modern psychometric ...
  • An overview of different health indicators in the European Health Systems 

    Gaeta, Maddalena; Ricci, Cristian; Campanella, Francesca; Capasso, Lorenzo; Schifino, Gaia Marzia (JPMH, 2017)
    Introduction. In the European Union three different health systems could be defined according to service delivery, financing, and economic policies: Beveridge, Bismarck and Mixed system. Although health systems are hardly ...
  • Blood pressure with nitrate exposure: back-to-basics with fresh fruits and vegetables 

    Veerabhadrappa, Praveen; Schutte, Aletta E. (Oxford Univ Press, 2017)
    Much as the advancements are changing modern medicine, systemic hypertension still remains the largest attributable risk factor for mortality worldwide.1 Each 2 mm Hg increase in systolic blood pressure (BP) increases ...
  • Uridine diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 2B subfamily interspecies differences in carnivores 

    Kondo, Takamitsu; Ikenaka, Yoshinori; Nakayama, Shouta M.M.; Kawai, Yusuke K.; Mizukawa, Hazuki (Oxford Univ Press, 2017)
    UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) are among the most important xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes that conjugate a wide range of chemicals. Previous studies showed that Felidae and Pinnipedia species have very low UGT ...

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