Category Archives: GIBS research

Showcasing GIBS student and faculty research

NEW GIBS CASE STUDY: Mitti Cafe: Enabling disability inclusion in India through scalable business 

by Amy Moore and Tracey Toefy The case explores the development of MITTI Café, an organisation that trains and employs individuals with intellectual, physical and/or psychiatric disabilities to work in inclusive kitchens and cafes in India. The protagonist is the founder of the café, Alina Alam, who has won several international awards for her work. […]
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New GIBS whitepaper: A modified Shiller’s cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio for stock market index valuation in a zero-interest rate environment. By Roberto Catanho & Adrian Saville

The cyclically adjusted price-earnings ratio (CAPE) is a tool that has become widely used to predict market returns. However, recently, deterioration in its forecast strength has surfaced. At the same time, global long-term interest rates have declined and are expected to remain at record lows, which the CAPE fails to consider. Omitting to fully examine […]
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Responsible Business Education Awards: full shortlists. (FT) Two GIBS faculty members Amy Moore & Verity Hawarden won the teaching cases award.

The Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards showcase strong examples of work by business schools seeking to focus on people and planet alongside profit. The three award categories are designed to reflect business schools’ different roles. The academic research award goes to papers that address societal challenges, with evidence of impact on policy or practice; […]
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New Gibs whitepaper: Exploratory and exploitative innovation influenced by contextual leadership, environmental dynamism and innovation climate. by JD Visser & Caren Scheepers

The main remedy for this dilemma is to continually evolve as an organisation either continually(exploitative innovation), radically (exploratory innovation) or both. Innovation, therefore,remains a burgeoning avenue for research. Successful organisations innovate by improvingor exploiting their current offerings and developing radical new ones for the future. March(1991) originally defined this innovative capability for simultaneous exploration andexploitation […]
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Gibs new case study-Love books: sustained success amidst uncertainties by Verity Hawarden and Amy More.

The sub field of academia that the case is designed to teach is small business development, entrepreneurship, or women in business. This real-life case is based on interviews that took place with Kate Rogan, the co-founder of Love Books, and other stakeholders associated with the small bookselling business that is based in the suburb of […]
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New GIBS research article – Game-based learning: Teaching principles of economics and investment finance through Monopoly by Charlene Lew and Adrian Saville.

The authors made used of a qualitative cross-sectional research design through content analysis of learning documents for 77 participants and analyzed basic behavioral trends over a 10-year period. The results show the breadth of learning through the game of Monopoly that was modified by incorporating disruptive elements. Themes include learning about the investment environment, financial management, […]
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The economic impact of load shedding: The case of South African retailers by Ariel Goldberg (GIBS MBA)

As South Africa continue to be carry the burden of load shedding, Ariel’s MBA research investigated the impact of load shedding on retailers. Her research is clearly relevant, six years later, as it received the most page views (2,019) on UPSpace (University of Pretoria’s Institutional Repository) Q1 2021. Abstract: South Africa is currently experiencing an […]
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