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    • Competitive intelligence: an instrument to enhance South Africa's competitiveness 

      Viviers, W.; Muller, M.; Du Toit, A. (AOSIS, 2005)
      The case for Competitive Intelligence (CI) as an instrument that can enhance the competitiveness of South African companies and South Africa as a country is strong. Various global competitive rankings measurements have ...
    • Enhancing a competitive Intelligence culture in South Africa 

      Viviers, W.; Saayman, Andrea; Muller, Marié-Luce (Emerald, 2005)
      Purpose For competitive intelligence (CI) to evolve into a successful business discipline in a company, a culture of competitiveness should prevail. The extent to which CI is practiced in South Africa and the CI culture ...
    • Competitive Intelligence practices of South African and Belgian exporters 

      De Pelsmacker, Patrick; Viviers, Wilma; Saayman, Andrea; Cuyvers, Ludo; Muller, Marié-Luce (Emerald, 2005)
      Purpose – The objective of the study was to compare competitive intelligence (CI) practices of exporters in South Africa and Belgium. Design/methodology/approach – An e-mail and postal survey in a sample of 292 Belgian ...
    • Die ontwikkeling van mededingende intelligensie in Suid-Afrika sedert 1994 

      Viviers, W.; Muller, M.-L. (Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, 2005)
      Competitive Intelligence (CI) has long been recognised as a strategic management tool and is one of the fastest growing fields in the business world. CI is rapidly becoming a major factor in achieving competitive advantage. ...
    • Competitive intelligence in a foreign environment: German and Canadian firms compared 

      Calof, J; Viviers, W (Physica-Verlag HD, 2005)
      The objective of this chapter was to examine the intelligence practices of German MNE's and contrast these to those found in Canadian and U.S. studies. Taking into consideration the caveats involved in the comparison of ...
    • Challenges for the floriculture industry in a developing country: a South African perspective 

      Matthee, Marianne; Naudé, Wim; Viviers, Wilma (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
      The increasing numbers of global floriculture producers, and changes in the basis of competition in this international industry, make it important to evaluate the South African floriculture industry's competitive position. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 experience of work-life interaction in the Northern cape mining industry: an exploratory study 

      Pienaar, Jacobus; Mostert, Karina; Jacobs, Desiree (University of Pretoria, 2008)
      The objective of this research was to investigate how Afrikaans and Setswana employees in the Northern Cape mining environment experience the interaction between their work and personal lives and to determine which major ...
    • Applying economic guidelines for responsible tourism in a World Heritage Site 

      Coetzee, Willem J.L.; Van Niekerk, Mathilda; Saayman, Melville (South African National Parks, 2008)
      This article proposes an integrated sustainable tourism development strategy for the Vredefort Dome as a World Heritage Site. In particular, it analyses the integration of the South African guidelines for responsible tourism ...
    • A model of work wellness for non-professional counsellors in South Africa 

      Rothmann, Sebastiaan; Fourie, Lukas; Van de Vijver, Fons J. (John Wiley & Sons Incorporated, 2008)
      The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of job demands, job resources and sense of coherence on the burnout and work engagement of non-professional counsellors in South African banks. A cross-sectional ...
    • Regional determinants of entrepreneurial start-ups in a developing country 

      Naude, Willem; Meintjies, Aloe; Wood, Eric; Thomas Gries (Routledge, 2008)
      n this paper we use data from a developing country, South Africa, to empirically identify the determinants of start-up rates across different sub-national regions and in particular to investigate the role of access to ...
    • The causes of conflict in public and private sector organizations in South Africa 

      Van Tonder, Chris; Havenga, Werner; Visagie, Jan (University of Primorska Faculty of Management, 2008)
      The uncertainty that accompanies organizational change heightens prospects for intra organizational conflict. Notwithstanding this, the knowledge base on the sources (or causes) of organizational conflict is underdeveloped ...
    • Measuring tourists' satisfaction with quality of life issues at an arts festival 

      Petzer, Daniel; Kruger, Philippus (University of Johannesburg, Department of Business Management, 2008)
      Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to measure tourists' satisfaction with quality of life issues at an arts festival - the Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroo. Problem investigated: Understanding satisfaction ...
    • Competitive marketing strategies of selected hotels: an exploratory study 

      Petzer, Daniel J.; Mostert, Pieter; Steyn, T.F.J. (College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa, 2008)
      Organisations continually seek new ways to acquire, retain and increase business, since the cost of losing customers is rising. Service organisations such as hotels need to put in place competitive marketing strategies to ...
    • Trade and endogenous formation of regions in a developing country 

      Naudé, Willem; Gries, Thomas (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008)
      The authors present a model of regional catching-up and development without scale effects. Regional growth is driven by technological imitation which is determined by positive externalities from international trade, the ...