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A recent study of MBA student Roark Nel, undertaken at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, looked into the drivers, strategies and critical success factors of the internationalisation of SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewer.
Carvela, a major shoe brand in South Africa, can be considered a cult brand, embedded in township culture. How did it achieve this status without investing in conventional advertising or marketing?
Post-financial crisis stabilisation policies which focus on aggregate demand
reduction might hurt the Euro area in particular and Africa in the long run.
Queen Bee behaviour
is a term used to describe women executives that, after reaching senior
positions, alienate other women and hence prevent more junior women from
advancing through the ranks. Such behaviour has in the past specifically been
observed in corporate environments with a tradition of male domination. This
study explores the experiences of women executives and senior managers in South
Africa in respect of the Queen Bee syndrome. It focuses on the banking sector as
an example of a previously male-dominated environment.
posits that the payment of dividends will decrease the funds available to
finance growth, and will therefore lead to lower future earnings growth. This
belief was challenged in recent years with research that tested the
relationship between dividend payout and future earnings growth, both on the
individual company level and aggregate market level in different countries.
Recent results contradict popular belief, and show that companies with high
payout ratios tend to realise stronger future earnings growth.