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1. De Villiers, J. C. (Jacobus Christiaan). Strategic alliances between communities, with special reference to the twinning of South African provinces, cities and towns with international partners.

Degree: Business Management, 2011, Stellenbosch University

Dissertation (PhD) – University of Stellenbosch, 2005.

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The international relations of regions, cities and towns include a variety of activities of which the phenomenon of twinning, or the establishment of a relationship with a community in a foreign country, is normally the most prominent and long lasting. Twinning originated in the aftermath of World War Two in Europe and the concept soon spread to America, where it was defined as a new form of “citizen-to-citizen” diplomacy. Twinning has since evolved through three distinct phases: the reciprocal phase; the associative phase; and the commercial exchange phase, and an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 cities and towns globally are involved in such relationships. This study, which aimed to identify and assess the extent of international twinning relations of South African provinces (regions) and local communities (in cities and towns) and to establish guidelines for twinning success, was conducted in an interdisciplinary manner and had to cover a wide terrain as the field of twinning worldwide is under-researched. The twinning between two communities in different countries was defined as a strategic alliance, and the bodies of literature on strategic alliances in the private sector as well as on the factors that lead to twinning success were investigated. A systems approach was followed and the twinning phenomenon was investigated from a macro perspective by investigating the context, content and process of the phenomenon worldwide; from a meso perspective by investigating the context of twinning in South Africa; and from a micro perspective by investigating the content and process of South African twinnings. The literature study revealed duplication and confusion in the terminology used to describe twinning and its related concepts, and conceptual clarification was necessary to develop a common terminology for the future. In this study, therefore, an important distinction is also made between the twinning of municipalities, and the twinning of communities. From the literature study, success factors for twinning were identified. Based on these, a conceptual model of twinning was developed which embodies the best-practices content and process elements of twinning, and this model was used to construct the primary research questionnaire. Elements of the conceptual twinning model were subjected to significance testing. It was confirmed that similarities of the personalities on both sides, partner commitment, understanding, cultural sensitivity, positive partner attitude, community awareness of the twinning, existence of a business plan, quality of management, management commitment and active marketing relate significantly positively to alliance success. The primary research conducted amongst all provinces and municipalities in South Africa, combined with secondary research sources, revealed the number and extent of the twinnings of South African communities and municipalities with foreign partners. Altogether 35 relationships…

Advisors/Committee Members: De Coning, T.J., Smit, E. van der M., University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Dept. of Business Management..

Subjects/Keywords: Business management; Dissertations  – Business management

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APA (6th Edition):

De Villiers, J. C. (. C. (2011). Strategic alliances between communities, with special reference to the twinning of South African provinces, cities and towns with international partners. (Thesis). Stellenbosch University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16513

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

De Villiers, J C (Jacobus Christiaan). “Strategic alliances between communities, with special reference to the twinning of South African provinces, cities and towns with international partners.” 2011. Thesis, Stellenbosch University. Accessed August 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16513.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

De Villiers, J C (Jacobus Christiaan). “Strategic alliances between communities, with special reference to the twinning of South African provinces, cities and towns with international partners.” 2011. Web. 23 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

De Villiers JC(C. Strategic alliances between communities, with special reference to the twinning of South African provinces, cities and towns with international partners. [Internet] [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2011. [cited 2019 Aug 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16513.

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Council of Science Editors:

De Villiers JC(C. Strategic alliances between communities, with special reference to the twinning of South African provinces, cities and towns with international partners. [Thesis]. Stellenbosch University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/16513

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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