Browsing Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) by Issue Date

Browsing Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) by Issue Date

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  • Van der Spuy, M.; Wocke, Albert (Association for Professional Managers in South Africa, 2003-06)
    The trend towards technology-based learning (or 'e-learning') is increasing, driven largely by anecdotal evidence of advantages. This article compares the effectiveness of the technology supported learner driven distance ...
  • Tobin, Peter K.J.; Snyman, Retha (Unisa Press, 2004)
    One of the realities of knowledge management is that individuals, teams and organisations are constantly searching for better ways to share their knowledge. Could the use of stories and storytelling help in this search? ...
  • Krecek, R.C.; Tobin, Peter K.J. (South African Veterinary Association, 2004-03)
    The changing role of veterinarians in the global market is a current topic of debate and discussion. Few countries including South Africa have formally examined the changing dynamics of this profession. Therefore, the ...
  • Saville, Adrian David (Juta, 2004-09)
    Accounting practices are flawed. As a consequence, the accounting data generated by firms are generally open to interpretation, often misleading and sometimes patently false. Yet, financial analysts place tremendous ...
  • Oberholzer, Corne (University of Pretoria, 2004-10-07)
    The discipline of forensic accounting in South Africa suffers from a lack of professional standards and regulation. The hypothesis of the study is that this has contributed to poor quality of service delivery and, consequently, ...
  • Gichuru, P.; Tobin, Peter K.J. (Department of Knowledge and Information Management, University of Johannesburg, 2004-12)
    Knowledge is now recognized as a company's most valuable asset. For the most part it resides in employees as tacit knowledge. Owing to the nature of tacit knowledge, efforts to diffuse it into an organization come with ...
  • Ward, Michael; Muller, C. (Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa, 2005)
    Hedge funds have shown remarkable growth as an asset class over the past few years, with an estimated $1 trillion in assets under management in 2004, and this figure expected to double in the next five years (HFR Report, ...
  • Pascoe, G.A.; Ward, Michael; MacKenzie, D.J. (Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa, 2005)
    This study investigates a number of economic factors to determine whether individually or collectively they affect the share price response to a rights issue announcement on the JSE. It adds to the existing body of ...
  • Tobin, Peter K.J.; Franze, Michael H. (Unisa Press, 2005-11)
    The research sets out to investigate whether the organisational structure of an organisation impacts on the ability of the organisation to share knowledge. The research was limited to a single case study of an organisation ...
  • Saville, Adrian David; Bader, Maureen; Spindler, Zane (Blackwell, 2005-12)
    Since the early 1900s central banking has developed into the most widely adopted monetary regime by sovereign states. Yet, there is a broad raft of evidence which shows that central banking systems have been less successful ...
  • Naidu, Sanusha; Davies, Martyn (South African Institute of International Affairs, 2006)
    Examines critically China's acquisition of and investment in Africa's natural resource sector, as well as the short- to medium term political, economic, social and environmental implications this has for African states.
  • Lew, Charlene C.; De Bruin, Gideon P. (OpenJournals, 2006)
    This study investigated the relationships between the scales of the Adult Career Concerns Inventory (ACCI) and those of the Career Attitudes and Strategies Inventory (CASI). The scores of 202 South African adults for the ...
  • Huysamen, G.K. (OpenJournals, 2006)
    Reliability is conceptually defined in terms of consistency across test occasions but coefficient alpha, the most popular reliability estimation method, precludes the examination of such consistency. Three recent proposals ...
  • Huysamen, G.K. (OpenJournals, 2006)
    By means of simple numerical examples it is demonstrated how the value of coefficient alpha is determined by the size and sign of the item intercorrelations, the dimensionality of the items, and the number of items. ...
  • Selby, Kalien; Sutherland, Margaret Mary (Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Department of Business Management, University of South Africa, 2006)
    This research set out to establish whether "space creation" is a viable strategy for accelerating employment equity. In this exploratory qualitative research a series of in-depth interviews were conducted with acknowledged ...
  • Hofmeyr, Andrew Mark (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The objective of this report was gain a better understanding of the factors that support and enable a collaborative effort in South African companies. The benefits from collaborate are significant and the findings could ...
  • Msomi, Duduzile (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The objective of this report is to understand the factors that hinder and those that facilitate the representation of women on boards of directors in South African companies. The insights gained on the obstacles and ...
  • Alden, Chris (Christopher); Davies, Martyn (South African Institute of International Affairs, 2006)
    China's goal is not to overturn the world order but instead to participate in this order to reinforce it and even to profit from it.
  • Chaka, Christopher Tshepo (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    The environment in which a business operates is not static. Intensifying global competition and rapid technological progress put pressure on business to change. Better quality and service are no longer enough to give a ...
  • Seyama, William (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    FMCG companies use extensions to launch bulk of their new products. This trend is set to continue despite the growing literature which indicates that increasing number of extensions fail in the first 3 years of launch. ...