Gender, leadership and organization by Mollie Painter-Morland

The topic of gender discrimination within the realm of organizational leadership is approached in a very specific way. We will not be exploring the various normative frameworks that could support equality in the workplace, such as appeals to basic human rights, social contracts, deontological duties or utilitarian concerns. Instead, we will seek to understand the […]
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Gartner top strategic technology trends for 2022 (Gartner)

Gartner expects these 12 technology trends to act as force multipliers of digital business and innovation over the next three to five years. Every year, Gartner identifies technology trends that are critical to business. This year, the list comprises 12 strategic trends that will enable CEOs to deliver growth, digitalization and efficiency — and position […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – From the horse’s mouth: Advice from chairs on how to lead boards more effectively by Gavin Price, Kerrin Myres, Johann Redelinghuys and Karl Hofmeyr

Despite having one of the most applauded codes of corporate governance in the form of King IV, South Africa has a growing governance problem. Ample evidence of this is to be found in both the public and private sectors. Examples include the unethical conduct of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), such as Eskom, PIC and Transnet; EOH’s […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – South African whistleblowers: Tribulations and triumphs by Nicola Kleyn, Gideon Pogrund, Elme Vivier, Theresa Onaji-Benson and Mollie Painter

The act of whistle-blowing can create material benefits for organisations and society at large, but often at great cost to those who choose to report unethical or illegal behaviour. This white paper shares findings from a recent study investigating accounts ofwhistle-blowers as well as the views of those who frequently engage with whistle-blowers. To situate […]
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Standard Bank launches advice series for entrepreneurs (Standard Bank)

Entrepreneurship is often described as a lonely journey. At times, it might even feel overwhelming. But being receptive to advice and support from different sources, whether it be veteran entrepreneurs or industry experts, can help to avoid the challenges of going at it alone. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, just starting out as a business […]
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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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LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace[by Diana Ellworth, Bryan Hancock and Bill Schaninger]

McKinsey Talks Talent podcast How to take action to support LGBTQ+ employees—not just during Pride Month, but year-round. During Pride Month, many large companies take the opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in myriad vital and visible ways. But creating a genuinely inclusive culture means taking year-round action—and the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded the challenge. Diana […]
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New GIBS whitepaper – Platforms of prosperity: the African edition.

We were on the most sustained and widespread outbreak of prosperity the world has ever seen (Pinker, 2018). The seven decades since the end of the Second World War brought greater improvements in living standards to more people than could previously have been imagined. In the two decades to 2020 alone, global poverty rates were […]
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Fact-checking 101: You can stay relevant without misinforming other social media users

A very insightful article about misinformation with some tips and tricks on things like reverse image searching from our Junior Information Specialist, Lerato Selepe. Click here to read it.

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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