Browsing Research Articles (Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)) by Title

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  • Ward, Michael (Emerald, 2020-07)
    LEARNING OUTCOMES : The case describes the origins of money, touching on the gold standard, the Fed’s 1942 purchase of US debt to fund the “war effort”, Bretton Woods (1944), Nixon’s 1971 pulling the currency peg and descent ...
  • Naidoo, S.; Sutherland, Margaret Mary (Association for Professional Managers in South Africa, 2016)
    Managers are faced with the dilemma of either positioning their employees to compete against or to collaborate with each other within the organisation. Internal competition can motivate individuals and teams to strive to ...
  • Mapiye, Obvious; Makombe, Godswill; Mapiye, Cletos; Dzama, Kennedy (Sage, 2019)
    A survey was conducted to identify management information sources and communication channels used by commercially oriented smallholder beef cattle producers (n=62) in Limpopo province, South Africa. A total of 62 commercially ...
  • Sevel, Louise; Abratt, Russell; Kleyn, Nicola (Emerald, 2018)
    PURPOSE : The purpose of this study is to understand how a large service organisation with a brand portfolio manages its corporate brand relative to its portfolio of product brands. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH : The authors ...
  • Mogale, Lizzy; Sutherland, Margaret Mary (Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Department of Business Management, University of South Africa, 2010)
    Globalisation and advances in technology have led to the rapid increase in permanent virtual teams in multinational companies as a form of competitive advantage. The main purpose of this research was to identify perceptions ...
  • Miller, Craig Elie; Ward, Michael (Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa, 2015)
    A company’s entry into (or exit from) a major share index provides a special opportunity to examine price discovery. In an efficient market, we expect the demand curve to remain horizontal and to be unaffected by external ...
  • Wesson, N.; Muller, C.; Ward, Michael (Association for Professional Managers in South Africa, 2017)
    Investors can benefit when incorporating the information-signalling effect of share repurchases in their investment strategies. Previous South African studies on open market share repurchases confirmed the globally observed ...
  • Punwasi, Kiran; Brijal, Pradeep (LLC “СPС “Business Perspectives”, 2016)
    This study examines the market reactions to share repurchase announcements made by companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange from the years 2003 to 2012. The authors use an event study methodology and the Capital ...
  • Ward, Michael; Terblanche, R.C. (Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa, 2009)
    Conventional market timing is the process of switching asset classes to meet expectations about economic or sector related forecasts. This paper extends existing research by examining the risk and return outcomes of a ...
  • Wesson, N.; Muller, C.; Ward, Michael (Association for Professional Managers in South Africa, 2014)
    This study examined the long-term performance of open market share repurchase announcements made by companies listed on the JSE during their reporting periods including 1 July 1999 to 2009. A total of 195 open market share ...
  • Wesson, N.; Muller, C.; Ward, Michael (Association for Professional Managers in South Africa, 2014)
    This study examined the long-term performance of open market share repurchase announcements made by companies listed on the JSE during their reporting periods including 1 July 1999 to 2009. A total of 195 open market ...
  • Schenck, Rinie; Blaauw, Derick; Matthee, Marianne (Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap and Kuns, 2020-03)
    Binne die konteks van die groterwordende werkloosheid en armoede in Suid-Afrika is dit belangrik om die kwesbaarheid van persone wat ʼn lewe probeer maak in die informele sektor te bepaal, sodat ondersteunende beleid en ...
  • Kohler, Marcel; Saville, Adrian (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria, 2011)
    Trade finance (or short-term credit) plays a crucial role in facilitating international trade yet is particularly vulnerable to financial crises as banks increase the pricing on all trade finance transactions to cover ...
  • Van Tonder, Estelle; Petzer, Daniël Johannes; Van Zyl, Karlien (Emerald, 2017-01)
    PURPOSE : The aim of this study is to determine whether customer satisfaction, trust and commitment as relationship quality factors can be valuable to a luxury motor vehicle dealership in generating favourable behavioural ...
  • Leeds, Camilla; Wocke, Albert (Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Department of Business Management, University of South Africa, 2009)
    The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration is a statutory labour dispute resolution body that was introduced in 1996. With over 125 000 referrals annually, experience has demonstrated that too many frivolous ...
  • Small, Cherise; Lew, Charlene (Springer, 2019-09)
    Ethical decision-making is a multi-faceted phenomenon, and our understanding of ethics rests on diverse perspectives. While considering how leaders ought to act, scholars have created integrated models of moral reasoning ...
  • Pillay, Dechlan Liech; Hofmeyr, Karl; Wocke, Albert (Graduate School of Business Leadership and the Department of Business Management, University of South Africa, 2014-07)
    The job embeddedness construct is a totality of forces that act as a web of attachments to mitigate employee turnover. This view has gained support from research by Holtom, Mitchell and Lee (2006) but further research ...
  • Ismail, Tashmia; Masinge, Khumbula (Adonis & Abbey, 2012)
    Access to, and the cost of, mainstream financial services act as a barrier to financial inclusion for many in the developing world. The convergence of banking services with mobile technologies means however that users are ...
  • Muller, C.; Ward, Michael (Bureau for Economic Research and the Graduate School of Business, University of Stellenbosch, 2010-04)
    This paper examines the 70 country indices which comprise the MSCI world index as a representative set of global equity investment opportunities, and examines momentum and mean reversion effects in these. We show that ...
  • Du Plessis, A.J.; Ward, Michael (Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa, 2009)
    Harry Markowitz is generally acknowledged as the father of modern portfolio theory after publishing his seminal paper in 1952, for which he (jointly) received a Nobel Prize in 1990. Markowitz (1952) and Tobin (1958) showed ...