Recent Submissions

  • Language identification for proper name pronunciation 

    Giwa, Oluwapelumi (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    The ability to predict the pronunciation of proper names is of importance to speech recognition applications that utilise names, such as directory enquiry systems. One of the factors that has been shown to improve the ...
  • A comparison between a Computational Grid and a High-end Multicore Server in an academic environment 

    Risinamhodzi, David Tatenda (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2017)
    This study compares a computational grid to a high-end multicore server in terms of pure performance and system management so as to establish the choices and trade-offs of using either of the two systems to provide academic ...
  • Flourishing of teachers in secondary schools 

    Redelinghuys, Johannes Jacobus (Kleinjan) (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Quality education plays a pivotal role in developing the South African economy. This requires a motivated, healthy, committed, competent, and well-functioning teacher corps. Unfortunately, relatively little is known about ...
  • Flourishing of academics in Universities of Technology2 

    Janse van Rensburg, Christine (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Higher education in South Africa is dynamic, ever-changing, and experiences high turnover. In order to keep up with these transformations, organisations need to create conducive environments that foster positive ...
  • A framework for establishing an experimental design approach in industrial data mining 

    Van Blerk, William Henry (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    This research was conducted due to a need in a specific industrial environment to provide a structured problem solving approach, which accommodate DOE within a framework, assisting analysts and management for strategic ...
  • Developing and validating a Symbolic-product-brand-personality-trait Scale 

    Müller, Re-An (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2017)
    Branding has been part of human existence for several millenniums and has evolved from being a mark of ownership and identification, to a quality assurance and, eventually, to being a bearer of certain symbolic associations. ...
  • Determining the values that influence consumers’ behavioural intentions towards fashion E-stores 

    Dlodlo, Nobukhosi (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2017)
    Conventional wisdom suggests a need for online fashion marketers to find alternative and effective ways of differentiating themselves to ensure customer retention. This, owing to the observed failure rates of pure play ...
  • Factors influencing South African female generation Y students’ purchase behaviour of beauty products 

    Dalziel, Riané Cherylise (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Fashion is regarded as a significant part of the economy, as the global fashion industry revenue reaches an astounding 1.2 trillion USD annually (Attire Club, 2013). In South Africa, fashion is regarded as an important ...
  • Development of an enterprise risk management implementation model and assessment tool 

    Le Roux, Hermie (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Globalisation, new technology, increased regulatory requirements, legal pressures, and disappearing boundaries — these factors have resulted in a dynamic business environment for all organisations where mediocrity is no ...
  • Electronic performance monitoring in a call centre environment: Psychological need satisfaction, work role fit, absenteeism and work engagement 

    Erasmus, Amanda (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Government organisations differentiate themselves from other organisations by the unique services they render to the citizens of South Africa, and with the current political and economic instability in the country, everyone’s ...
  • Authentic leadership, trust and work engagement amongst health care workers 

    Ebrahim, Aysha Bibi (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2017)
    The public health care sector encompasses a volatile working environment that faces an array of challenges. Employees in this environment are often overworked and conduct their work under negative circumstances due to a ...
  • Authentic leadership and organisational citizenship behaviour in the public health care sector: The role of workplace trust 

    Coxen, Lynelle (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2017)
    Research on leadership is of particular importance in the South African public health care sector as the Department of Health perceives leadership as a critical component required to address the challenges that this sector ...
  • Risk culture assessment of a financial services organisation 

    Padayachee, Kishenthren (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Academic interest in the topic of organisational culture and its effects on management practice has increased dramatically since the 2008 financial crisis, following which risk culture was identified as a key contributor ...
  • Key risk indicators and risk culture in a South African insurance organisation 

    Bezuidenhout (Naude), Christine (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    The study aims to explore the risk culture maturity at different management levels of a South African insurance company, to gain insight into Key Risk Indicators (KRIs), and to examine the connection between the level of ...
  • Stakeholder perception of risk tone in an insurance company 

    Naicker, Bathmanathan (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    was evaluated in this study. Risk tone was viewed as both the result, and behavioural enabler of risk culture. The pilot version of the UARM Risk Culture Questionnaire (UARM RCQ-2016) was used as the survey instrument. The ...
  • Risk culture at senior and middle management level: a telecommunications case study 

    Meiring, Wilna Johannah (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    A mature risk culture is recognised as a key component of an effective risk management system. Such a system can support management in providing the required risk assurance to the board of a company, and ultimately assist ...
  • Risk attitude and risk culture in a South African logistics organisation 

    Lindeque, Edward George (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    During the initial research in preparation of the research proposal for the primary study on risk culture, it emerged that the risk culture of an organisation is more than the collective risk attitudes of the individual ...
  • Risk culture in card payment acceptance: a case study 

    Kalima, David (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    There are not many published academic articles on risk culture in the financial services. This academic study seems to be the first to focus on risk culture in the unexplored area of the card payment acceptance industry. ...
  • A risk culture comparison between risk practitioners and business managers 

    Harding, Ané-A (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    When external auditors identified a lack of buy-in into risk management in a telecommunications organisation and gave a ‘risk immature’ rating, it aligned with the perception of a poor risk culture. Risk culture relates ...
  • Preparedness of accounting graduates in lean accounting in South Africa 

    Fonou Dombeu, Nyanine Chuele (North-West University (South Africa), Vaal Triangle Campus, 2016)
    Lean accounting is an innovative management accounting strategy that is being implemented by organisations worldwide to achieve business objectives and maintain economy competitiveness. The current economic situation in ...

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