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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

1. Melamed, Graham Morrison. A strategy for the development of team leaders in the East Cape motor industry cluster : a competency based approach.

Degree: DTech, Faculty of Management, 2006, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The research undertaken in this study was to identify the strategy needed to be adopted by the East Cape Motor Industry Cluster (ECMIC) in order to develop the competencies of its Team Leaders. v Hamel and Prahalad (1994: 28) are of the opinion that the focus of a company must move from current market share, to the share of tomorrow’s opportunities that the company can reasonably expect to gain. The company must therefore consider what it can achieve with its existing set of competencies, and what new competencies need to be acquired in order to prosper in the future. The development of competencies is thus deemed to be critical to the South African economy as the various local automotive manufacturers enter the export field. The ECMIC has traditionally been considered the heart of the automotive industry in South Africa with three of the major manufacturers located in the Nelson Mandela and Buffalo City Metropoles. In order to support these manufacturers, a vast number of component manufacturers and service providers have been established to support the automotive manufacturers both in the ECMIC and in other areas of the country. Since the establishment of a democratic South Africa and the removal of sanctions, the automotive industry has started to establish itself globally. This study will undertake a literature study of the application of competencies in the workplace, teams and team leaders and how competencies are applied in the ECMIC. The results of an empirical study into core competencies in the ECMIC will be used to elucidate a set of competencies which will be used to develop a strategy utilising the competency approach in team leaders in the ECMIC Advisors/Committee Members: Hutton, T S Dr.

Subjects/Keywords: Leadership; Teams in the workplace; Automobile industry and trade  – South Africa  – Eastern Cape

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APA (6th Edition):

Melamed, G. M. (2006). A strategy for the development of team leaders in the East Cape motor industry cluster : a competency based approach. (Doctoral Dissertation). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/419

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Melamed, Graham Morrison. “A strategy for the development of team leaders in the East Cape motor industry cluster : a competency based approach.” 2006. Doctoral Dissertation, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/419.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Melamed, Graham Morrison. “A strategy for the development of team leaders in the East Cape motor industry cluster : a competency based approach.” 2006. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Melamed GM. A strategy for the development of team leaders in the East Cape motor industry cluster : a competency based approach. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2006. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/419.

Council of Science Editors:

Melamed GM. A strategy for the development of team leaders in the East Cape motor industry cluster : a competency based approach. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2006. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/419


Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

2. Faas, Pamella Misiwe. A development of solutions to the problems experienced by expatriates in multinational corporations.

Degree: MBA, Business School, 2005, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

The objective of this study is to investigate the reasons for international assignments ending in failure, using the current models of expatriates’ premature withdrawal decisions, so as develop solutions to those problems. Studies of expatriate failure and effects of expatriate satisfaction on organisational performance have been conducted but most of them in the overseas countries. These studies revealed that the practice of employing expatriates is a strategic move on the part of the multinational corporation to increase the international experience and knowledge base of present and future managers. Even though studies on strategies that companies can use have been done extensively, research still shows that a large number of overseas assignments end in failure. Failure being described as the premature return to the home country, not being able to adjust in the host company or country and immediately living the company upon return from the assignment. It is for this reason that in the researcher decided to investigate what could be the reasons that cause the expatriates to return home early. The research will be of importance to South Africa firstly, as organisations that are operating globally will copy the business systems and processes practiced in developed countries, and later bring knowledge, skills and expertise that will help in boosting the economy of the country. Secondly, the organisation's Human Resource Management will develop practices to ensure the successful and effective retention of expertise. Expatriate failure will be reduced and the process of repatriating expatriates will be meaningful. Individuals assigned will not find it difficult to adjust in the parent company, and later take the skills they have learnt to another company. Thirdly, managers generally will understand the challenges that accompany expatriation, and be able to meet those challenges. The research becomes an investigative research as one tries to establish if there is concurrence or deviation with the current models. A sample is drawn from a list of international companies that have operations overseas. The researcher has tried to get responses from companies in all provinces of South Africa so that the sample can be fully representative. The questionnaire is used as it is a common instrument for observing data beyond the physical reach of the researcher. The questions were selected to address each of the factors affecting decisions to withdraw from the country of assignment. Responses from the expatriates have helped to develop a new model that encompasses all the factors that cause the expatriates to leave the assignment early as well to develop solutions to the problems. This will not only help the multinational corporations to save on costs, but will also ensure that the company and the expatriate benefit from international assignment Advisors/Committee Members: Hutton, T S Dr.

Subjects/Keywords: International business enterprises  – Management; International business enterprises  – Personnel management; Employment in foreign countries

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APA (6th Edition):

Faas, P. M. (2005). A development of solutions to the problems experienced by expatriates in multinational corporations. (Masters Thesis). Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10948/424

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Faas, Pamella Misiwe. “A development of solutions to the problems experienced by expatriates in multinational corporations.” 2005. Masters Thesis, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Accessed December 09, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10948/424.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Faas, Pamella Misiwe. “A development of solutions to the problems experienced by expatriates in multinational corporations.” 2005. Web. 09 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Faas PM. A development of solutions to the problems experienced by expatriates in multinational corporations. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2005. [cited 2019 Dec 09]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/424.

Council of Science Editors:

Faas PM. A development of solutions to the problems experienced by expatriates in multinational corporations. [Masters Thesis]. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University; 2005. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10948/424

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