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The impact of job automation on shifts in levels of work [Whitepaper] (C Bezuidenhout, A Wöcke, N Plint & M Mthombeni)

The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of technological change on workforce structures and industries. Previous studies forecasted the impact of automation on jobs and categories of jobs, but did not deal with the structure of organisations, particularly levels of work. This study applied Jaques’ Stratified Systems Theory model of job analysis […]
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Focus areas of the GIBS Knowledge & Information Services (Info Central)

One of our best 2016 MBA theses on Authentic leadership

Investigating the mediating effect of perceived organizational support on the relationship between authentic leadership and work engagement By: Theresa Vermeulen 2017 Supervisor: Caren Scheepers Source:  http://hdl.handle.net/2263/59796 ABSTRACT: Using positive psychology and the theory of organizational support and reciprocity, we examined whether perceived organizational support (POS) mediates the relationship between authentic leadership and engagement. Authentic leadership […]
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GIBS case studies

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The MBA still rules the market (BizEd)

According to a recent infograph in the July/August 2015 edition of the BizEd magazine the MBA still rules the market.  The infograph is based on a survey done by the Graduate Management Admission Council using the comments from 11,674 prospective students between October 2013 and September 2014. Read the full survey at http://www.gmac.com/market-intelligence-and-research/gmac-surveys/prospective-students.aspx. The infograph is available at  […]
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One of our top MBA theses on risk taking and corporate entrepreneuship (UP Space)

The impact of risk propensity on corporate entrepreneurship By Matthew Lawson Source: http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/43984  November 10, 2014 Abstract: There has been a vast amount of research done in the fields of Entrepreneurship and Risk Taking. There is, however, very little literature regarding the relationship between Risk Taking and Corporate Entrepreneurship (CE). This study attempts to understand […]
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Dean Nicola Kleyn receives an Emerald Management Review Citations of Excellence Award

Very hearty congratulations to Nicola Kleyn and Russell Abratt whose paper “Corporate identity, corporate branding and corporate reputations: Reconciliation and integration”, European Journal of Marketing, 2012 has been recognised by Emerald. On a yearly basis the Emerald Group Publishing awards certificates to highly cited papers relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing – subjects […]
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One of our top MBA theses on National competitiveness in Africa (UPSpace)

Driving factors for national competitiveness in Africa as measured by GDP per capita By Neil Andrews Source: http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/43965  November 10, 2015 Abstract: Competitiveness has been part of central, monetary policy making for over 500 years where regions have aimed to improve competitiveness and productivity by focusing on specific factors. The focus of the research was […]
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One of our top MBA theses on tacit coordination (UPSpace)

Social factors contributing to tacit coordination By Helen Place Source:  http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/43990 January 14, 2015. Abstract: Tacit coordination occurs when parties have to coordinate but communication is not possible. People are able to coordinate remarkably successfully through the use of focal points, choices that possess some characteristic that makes them significant to both parties. While a […]
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