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16 Mar

Collaboratism: A Solution to Declining Globalisation and Rising Protectionism

Authors: Prof Dr Pieter Steyn and Prof Dr Brane Semolic This article in PM World Journal Volume VI, Issue 3 March 2017 – http://pmworldjournal.net/article/collaboratism/ Globalisation has dominated economics and trade for decades. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines globalisation as: “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and […]

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27 Feb

THE CRITICAL ROLE OF CHIEF PORTFOLIO OFFICER IN GOVERNING A NETWORK OF PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE EMERGING “COLLABORATIST ECONOMY

Dr Pieter Steyn (South Africa) and Dr Brane Semolic (Slovenia) Introduction In order to be competitive organizations are progressively adopting strategies that focus on their core business. They consequently build their internal capacities based on core competencies, while partnering with other organizations for non-core components that constitute their final products and/or services. In this way […]

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6 Aug

Cranefield Cum Laude student, Mr Ibraguim Kenguerli’s Master’s Dissertation

Organisational Dynamics in Complex Environments:   Changes taking place in the first decade of the 21st century post-industrial age are causing major adjustments in every industry in every sector of economy. The competitive environment, the primary source of opportunities and threats, is becoming more and more dynamic and disorderly, and its high volatility transpires into […]

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6 Aug

Cranefield Cum Laude student, Jacques Coetzee’s Master’s Dissertation

Climate Commitment Relationships:   This investigation was carried out within an international financial services organisation. The executed survey comprised a climate and commitment research study, involving a sample of 129 respondents. In conducting the literature survey, it was found that there is no universally agreed-on definition for the concepts of ‘organisational climate’ and ‘organisational commitment’ […]

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4 Mar

The EdTech Trends To Look Out For In 2015

For many educators, technology is now a key tool in their practice, and in some cases even shapes the way they teach. So I thought it would be useful to round up some of the key trends in educational technology to look out for in 2015. PERSONALIZATION Greater availability of data and the use of […]

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25 Sep

Project Management – Out with ‘jobs for pals’

Project Management Out with ‘jobs for pals’ ‘Companies need leaders who can improve efficiency and create a culture of learning’, writes Primarashni Gower Although several government departments and companies are sending their staff on intensive project management courses to equip them with skills to implement strategies, nothing will change if the top management is weak […]

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25 Sep

Strategic Leadership in a Changing Economy

In difficult times and changing economies, employees look to leadership for direction and motivation Leadership Written by Dr Stanley Mpofu The underlying attributes of strategic leadership are vision and influence, focus on the company’s people, implementation of a vision, integrity, stretching employees to deliver higher performance, being an agent of change, and remaining focused on […]

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25 Sep

Supply Chain Programmes Extend to Postgraduate Field

According to Professor Organisational collaboration and creation of innovative value chain is becoming one of the most critical dimensions of new business models. A knowledge-based economy needs high levels of technological literacy. To have rapid access to knowledge centres and replicate the knowledge through quick response is a critical factor of modern organisational performance. A […]

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25 Sep

Programme Managing Demand Management, Capacity Planning and Master Scheduling

-A paper delivered by Professor Pieter Steyn of Cranefield College (www.cranefield.ac.za) at the Eskom Project Management Forum on 25 March 2008.   Eskom Customer Needs Eskom customers have risk management programmes that are important for sustainable operations.  These risk management programmes involve considering the improbable and measuring the intangible.  Sustainable electricity supply is part of […]

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10 Sep

The Need for a Chief Portfolio Officer (CPO) in Organisations

Author: Professor Pieter Steyn Source: PM World Today – July 2010 (Vol XII, Issue VII) A recent IBM survey found consensus amongst CEOs that organisations are bombarded by change and that many are struggling to cope with the transformation. The gap between expected change and the ability to manage the required transformation has almost tripled since […]

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