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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Starfield, Marc (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This research was undertaken to explore the potential application of Human Resource (HR) Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as an appropriate service delivery mechanism. The investigation included the identification of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ramphal, Suchita (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    When standard economic theories failed to be consistent predictors of consumer behaviour, Thaler (1980, 1985) developed the theory of mental accounting, which takes behavioural factors into consideration. Prelec&Loewenstein ...
  • 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.
  • Hansen, Arne (University of Pretoria, 2006)
    Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be either “hostile” or “friendly” in nature. This study looks at the corresponding long-term investment performance of “hostile” and “friendly” takeovers within the mining sector, pre and ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Misch, A.; Tobin, Peter K.J. (University of Johannesburg, Department of Business Management, 2006)
    PURPOSE: The aim of this paper is to report on research into whether knowledge can be managed more effectively by taking into consideration the nature and complexity of information being received by members of an organisation; ...