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This is where you will find articles based on research undertaken by USB’s faculty and students.

By Prof Marius Ungerer and Davida Buys

In a world of sameness, management innovation has become a key source of competitive advantage. Much has been written about process and technological innovations, but what are the managerial practices, processes, techniques and structures needed to “create a flourishing work environment” in an SME?

By Prof Brian Ganson, Tony L. He, and Prof Witold J. Henisz

This article explains how a firm’s relational strategies impact conflict risk in the broader network of societal relations. It shows that managerial decisions in the normal course of business can impact conflict risk, even if unintentionally, by changing the structure of relationships between groups in conflict-affected areas.

By Dr Lee-Ann Steenkamp

This easy-to-follow framework can help policymakers choose between different spending options for carbon tax revenues. Why is this important? Because the way in which a government uses tax revenues is key to the public’s acceptance thereof – and to the enduring success of the carbon pricing policy.

By Prof Mias de Klerk, Mandi Joubert and Hendrikjan Mosca

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and the various lockdown measures and restrictions imposed by governments all over the world to try and contain the spread of the virus have transformed the way people work – probably forever. This puts the spotlight on the remote management of employees.

By Rudie Nel and Nicolene Wesson

In 2012, dividends tax was introduced in South Africa. How did this change the payout methods of JSE-listed companies? To find out, this study investigated the trend and composition of total payout distributed by companies listed on the JSE over a period of tax reform.

By Elikplimi Agbloyor, Alfred Yawson and Pieter Opperman

Private capital flows to developing regions, including Africa, have spiked in recent years, alleviating balance of payments pressures and spurring development in many areas. Yet, some people claim that foreign investors and lenders are benefitting more than recipient countries. Is this true?

By Owen Mbundu

The purpose of the study was to determine the role households could play in reducing the demand for electricity through behaviour change. By reducing electricity consumption at household level even modestly (households use 25% of available capacity) we can reduce the need for costly infrastructure and mitigate the impact on the natural environment.

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