January – June 2018

Letter from the director

Prof Piet Naudé

Academic research is important. However, there is also a need for knowledge that could be applied directly or at least quite smoothly to actual business problems. This requires a translation of theory into practice; it requires a different genre than pure academic language to ensure wider accessibility; and it requires a different form of validation from actual knowledge users instead of collegial peer reviews. This is what USB Management Review is about.

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Stellenbosch Business School Director
Stellenbosch Business School Professor

Letter from the editor

Prof Mias De Klerk

It is with great pride that we welcome you to the first edition of USB Management Review. The focus of this publication is leadership integrity. Prof Piet Naudé explores the moral treason that leaders can, and sometimes do, commit. Another article looks at the unconscious motives underlying the rationalisations that transgressors of ethics typically believe will acquit them from guilt, indemnify them, or redeem their corrupt acts. In his article, USB MBA student Jantes Prinsloo investigated the combination of integrity and vulnerability as a filter for good leadership.

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January – June 2018

Features

May 29

10 minutes to read

How good a moral guide is one’s personal conscience? The answer is simple: Not a very good one. It seems we cannot eve...
May 29

22 minutes to read

Individuals involved in corruption often offer rationalisations to convince themselves and others that they are not corr...
May 29

18 minutes to read

In all kinds of studies, integrity comes up as one of the most desirable character traits of a leader. However, integrit...

January – June 2018

Insights

May 29

13 minutes to read

Addressing income inequality is critical in achieving human development. The issue of income inequality has remained a c...
May 29

12 minutes to read

While coaching already is already well established in the workplace, career transition coaching has received little atte...
May 29

13 minutes to read

Should project managers once again adapt – this time to agile information system implementation environments – to re...
May 29

12 minutes to read

To understand South Africa’s map of debt, critical tipping points for explanatory variables – such as age, governmen...
May 29

14 minutes to read

When slavery ended in the USA in 1865, African-Americans were forced into a foreign environment in which they had to lea...

January – June 2018

Reports

Jul 02

10 minutes to read

His report, produced by the Western Cape’s Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) and the University of Stellenbosch Busine...
Jun 27

8 minutes to read

The Steinhoff saga, possibly the biggest case of corporate fraud in South African business history, has dominated financ...
May 29

11 minutes to read

A recent study unpacks the growing debate surrounding the decolonisation of knowledge in Africa and explores the prospec...
May 29

11 minutes to read

A recent study by a multi-disciplinary international research team puts non-profit organisations in South Africa under t...
May 29

7 minutes to read

If pregnancy is a reality of life and if paid work is also a reality for the majority of, how can workplaces deal with t...

January – June 2018

Food for Thought

May 29

5 minutes to read

How to spot a predatory publication: Dr Lara Skelly, Head of PhD in Business Management and Administration and Research ...
May 29

11 minutes to read

Doing a PhD is probably the single biggest project anyone may ever attempt. These reflections of a recent PhD graduate w...
May 29

10 minutes to read

It's frequently asked why the Department of Higher Education requires a research component in all postgraduate degree pr...

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