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Research Focus: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives: Profit by non-financial motivators
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 14 Apr 2014

“Often neglected non-financial motivators could prove highly effective in improving employee productivity,” Dr Melanie Wiese and Dr Ronel Coetzee of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Marketing Management conclude in an article in the Southern African Business Review.

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Research Focus: Elections 2014: Wake up to sociological reality
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 07 Apr 2014

It would be a mistake to draw conclusions about prospective election outcomes without considering the political-economic realities – and risks – prevailing within the relationship between the state, society and the economy.

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Research Focus: Three reasons to question Earnings Per Share
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 19 Mar 2014

Prof Johannes de Wet, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, says analysts and other users of financial statements should be wary of the pitfalls of reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) performance. “A questionable over-emphasis on short term EPS performance has resulted in a distorted view of true performance,” he says in an article published in the international journal, "Corporate Ownership and Control".

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Research Focus: Reap the fruits of mega-events
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 10 Mar 2014

Long-term competitiveness is not a given when a tourism destination is offered the once-off opportunity to host a major international event.

However, when the mega-event is driven by a broader event strategy, managed by an appropriate and able leadership, and stakeholder roles have been sharply defined, many of the expected benefits should be achieved.

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Research Focus: Personality Across Ethnocultural Groups in South Africa: So similar yet different.
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 04 Mar 2014

So similar yet different! This is the conclusion of a research team representative of five local and foreign universities published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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Research Focus: Send in the Perfect Business Rescue Practitioner
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Posted on 25 Feb 2014

“War-zone” experience is needed to rescue ventures in distress. “Business rescue practitioners (BRPs) face a challenging job,” says University of Pretoria’s Dr Marius Pretorius in the South African Business Review. “A BRP’s tasks are complex, vaguely stated and involve a wide range of competencies not accessible to the average person.”

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