Towards a genetic business code for growth in the transport industry.
- Authors: Vermeulen, J.H. , Veldsman, T.H. , Roodt, G. , Schurink, W.J.
- Date: 2003
- Subjects: Genetic code , Organisational growth , Organisational success , Genetic business growth code , Transport industry
- Type: Article
- Identifier: uj:6601 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/954
- Description: As with each living organism, it is proposed that an organisation possesses a genetic code. In the fast-changing business environment it would be invaluable to know what constitutes organisational growth and success in terms of such a code. To identify this genetic code a quantitative methodological framework, supplemented by a qualitative approach, was used and the views of top management in the Transport Industry were solicited. The Repertory Grid was used as the primary data-collection method. Through a phased data-analysis process an integrated profile of first- and second-order constructs, and opposite poles, was compiled. By utilising deductive and inductive strategies three strands of a Genetic Business Growth Code were identified, namely a Leadership Strand, Organisational Architecture Strand and Internal Orientation Strand. The study confirmed the value of a Genetic Business Code for growth in the Transport Industry.
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Influencing factors for future youth entrepreneurs : a conceptual framework for the transport industry
- Authors: Hughes, S. , Schachtebeck, C.
- Date: 2018
- Subjects: Entrepreneurial intent , Youth entrepreneurship , Transport industry
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/273092 , uj:29087 , Citation: Hughes, S. & Schachtebeck, C. 2018. Influencing factors for future youth entrepreneurs : a conceptual framework for the transport industry.
- Description: Abstract: The transport industry is currently facing numerous challenges, such as the difficult economic situation South Africa finds itself in, manifested in lower levels of discretionary spending of consumers, and associated margin pressures on the industry as a whole. The stubbornly high levels of youth unemployment have caught the attention of the South African government, as the status quo also forms part of the problematic socio-economic situation. Promoting youth entrepreneurship within the transport industry can positively contribute to alleviating some of the challenges the youth face, such as unemployment and lack of job prospects...
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