Recent Submissions

  • A case for economic capital as a pillar 1 regulatory tool 

    Jacobs, Johann; Van Vuuren, Gary (Wiley, 2014)
    Regulatory capital – as a tool for financial regulation – has come under scrutiny following the financial crisis of 2007-2010 in terms of its ability to achieve the major objectives of financial regulations, namely ...
  • Capital flows: the South African experience 

    Rangasamy, Logan (Wiley, 2014)
    There has been a significant rise in the empirical work distinguishing between episodes of sharp slowdowns and surges in capital inflows. Much of this analysis has centred on gaining a better understanding of the cyclical ...
  • Resource utilisation efficiency: a South African provincial evaluation 

    Van Heerden, Chris; Rossouw, Riaan (Wiley, 2014)
    The objective of this paper is to analyse the utilisation of production capacity and total under-utilisation in order to identify weak-performing industries across the nine South African provinces. Detecting inefficiencies ...
  • Comprehension of marketing research textbooks among South African students: an investigation 

    Berndt, A.; Petzer, D.J.; Wayland, J.P. (Higher Education South Africa, 2014)
    Reading is a skill people require in order to operate successfully in all spheres of life. Mastering this skill is even more critical when pursuing academic studies. This study investigated the reading comprehension of ...
  • Fiscal policy and revenue management in resource-rich African countries: A comparative study of Norway and Nigeria 

    Van Ingen, Chiara; Wait, Requier; Kleynhans, Ewert (Taylor & Francis, 2014)
    This study assesses ways in which oil-rich countries can escape the ‘resource curse’ through the implementation of effective fiscal and revenue management policies. A comparative study of the policies of Norway and Nigeria ...
  • Gender-based discrimination during appointments, promotions and remuneration: views of South African managers 

    Steyn, Renier; Jackson, Leon (UNISA, 2014)
    Managers are key in the appointment, promotion and remuneration of staff, and as such, they are actively involved when discrimination occurs in the workplace. This also applies to gender-based discrimination. The objective ...
  • A motivation-based typology of triathletes 

    Kruger, Martinette; Myburgh, Esmarie; Saayman, Melville (SA Association for Movement & Leisure Science, 2014)
    Ironman South Africa is the only Ironman on the African continent which takes place every April in Nelson Mandela Bay (Eastern Cape Province), with nearly 2 000 athletes participating. The purpose of this research was to ...
  • Appraisal of measuring economic impact of sport events 

    Saayman, Melville; Saayman, Andrea (SA Association for Movement & Leisure Science, 2014)
    Sport events are big business, attracting not only a large number of participants, spectators and sponsorships, but also wide media coverage. The hosting of sport events have led to increased rivalry between nations, regions ...
  • Who is the scuba diver that visits Sodwana Bay and why? 

    Geldenhuys, Linda-Louise; Van der Merwe, Peet; Slabbert, Elmarie (SA Association for Movement & Leisure Science, 2014)
    In South Africa, scuba diving as a sport is growing significantly. One of the most sought after scuba diving destinations is Sodwana Bay, situated on the northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). The market is rapidly ...
  • How do mountain bikers and road cyclists differ? 

    Kruger, Martinette; Saayman, Melville (SA Association for Movement & Leisure Science, 2014)
    Limited research has focused on different types of cycling events and how these participants differ in terms of their socio-economic and behavioural profiles. This research attempts to fill the gap in the literature regarding ...
  • Marketing mix:  It's role in customer satisfaction in the South African banking retailing 

    Ateba, Benedict Belobo; Maredza, Andrew; Ohei, Kenneth; Deka, Primrose; Schutte, Danie (Business Perspectives Publishing Company, 2015)
    Most South African banks find it difficult or lack the flexibility in adapting to the changing needs of their customers brought by the global financial crisis.  This leaves most customers' unsatisfied and possible loss of ...
  • The many faces of expatriate identity 

    Adams, Byron, G.; Van de Vijver, Fons J.R. (Pergamon–elsevier Science Ltd, 2015)
    With the advent of globalization, the number of expatriates within the international labor force is continuously increasing. While expatriate acculturation and adjustment receive much empirical and theoretical attention, ...
  • Cultural fit and ethnic background in the job interview 

    Bye, Hege Høivik; Horverak, Jøri Gytre; Sandal, Gro Mjeldheim; Sam, David Lackland; Van de Vijver, Fons J.R. (Sage, 2014)
    Employing an experimental design, we investigated how Norwegian managers’ (N = 78) evaluations and intended hiring decisions varied with job applicants’ ethnic background (immigrant vs. native Norwegian mainstreamer) and ...
  • Identifying accessible export opportunities for South Africa in South America 

    Jacobs, Carli; Viviers, Wilma; Steenkamp, Ermie (University of Johannesburg, 2014)
    Despite the surging demand for imports in South America in recent years, South Africa's exports to the region have shown relatively low growth. A contributing factor is the prevalence of trade barriers between South Africa ...
  • Combining the export promotion of products and services: the case of South Africa 

    Grater, S.; Steenkamp, E.; Viviers, W.; Cuyvers, L. (UNISA, 2014)
    With the trade in services playing an increasingly important role in boosting economic growth and development in many countries, governments and business entities - particularly in developing countries - should be devoting ...
  • Tru-cape fruit marketing, South Africa: managing the export market diversification challenge 

    Viviers, Wilma; Kühn, Marié-Luce; Steenkamp, Ermie; Berkman, Brian (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, 2014)
    Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing (Tru-Cape), South Africa’s leading apple and pear distributor, has an impressive track record since its inception in 2001, growing its turnover from $50 million USD in its first year to $135 million ...
  • Promoting sustainable economic growth in South Africa through the export of low-carbon environmental goods 

    Van Niekerk, Antoinette; Viviers, Wilma (University of Pretoria, 2014)
    Many countries, particularly those in the developing world, are under increasing pressure to improve their growth rates in order to tackle pressing economic problems at the domestic level. Increasing export volumes can ...
  • Is there a link between BRIC foreign direct investment and SADC export performance? 

    Le Clus-Rossouw, Danielle; Viviers, Wilma; Loots, Elsabé (Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2015)
    The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have agreed to strengthen their economic ties, thus paving the way for enhanced trade and investment performance. South Africa's strategic value in BRICS ...
  • Global value chains: a new era for South Africa's foreign trade 

    Strydom, P.D.F; Viviers, Wilma (Africagrowth Institute, 2015)
    Global value chains (GVCs) are giving rise to new trade patterns and are helping to improve many countries' growth prospects - particularly in the developing world. Yet South Africa is finding it difficult to participate ...
  • Industrial cluster formation as a strategy to diversify a sub–national economy: illustrations from South Africa's North West Province 

    Pisa, Noleen; Rossouw, Riaan; Viviers, Wilma (Clute Institute, 2015)
    Economic modelling techniques can assist policy makers to understand the effects of policy or external shocks and to make informed decisions about economic development programmes. Economic diversification is a priority of ...

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