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University of KwaZulu-Natal

1. Ntuli, Mbuyiseni Goodlife. An analysis of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

Degree: 2015, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The purpose of this study was to investigate the understanding, application and effectiveness of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal. This study was based on the premised that the success or failure of the municipality is, among other factors, the product of the decision-making processes of its leadership-politicians, administrators and relations between them. These relations derive not only from conflict or cooperation, but also from the power and influence each side wields over strategic decision-making processes. A mixed method approach was used to collect data from 61 municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal to test a plethora of theoretical paradigms of different erudite scholars on the discourse of systemic thinking in decision-making processes. A sample size of 183 senior managers from the population of 305 senior managers was chosen through the stratified random sampling techniques. The participants were Chief Financial Officers, Director Corporate Services and Municipal Managers. A response rate of 83% was attained. The key results indicated that the majority of respondents (88.1%) do not believe that the conventional ways of thinking are still relevant in resolving management challenges in municipalities, and the majority of the respondents (89.4%) believe that systemic thinking would be a better approach in managing the municipalities. This study contributes to the existing theory of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within South Africa, as a whole. The conclusions made out of this study, is that, there is a need for a development of a user-friendly manual on systemic thinking that will empower senior managers in municipalities with relevant systemic thinking skills and expertise, and this study further recommended that institutions of higher learning must incorporate systemic thinking in their management or leadership curriculum. Advisors/Committee Members: Lekhanya, Lawrence Mpele. (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Theses - Management Studies.; System thinking.; Decision-making processes.; Municipalities.; KwaZulu-Natal.

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APA (6th Edition):

Ntuli, M. G. (2015). An analysis of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15724

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ntuli, Mbuyiseni Goodlife. “An analysis of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal.” 2015. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed December 13, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15724.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ntuli, Mbuyiseni Goodlife. “An analysis of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal.” 2015. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Ntuli MG. An analysis of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2015. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15724.

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Council of Science Editors:

Ntuli MG. An analysis of systemic thinking in decision-making processes in the municipalities within the province of KwaZulu-Natal. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15724

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of KwaZulu-Natal

2. Nyide, Celani John. A critical evaluation of environmental management accounting (EMA) tools used by 3-5 star hotels in KwaZulu-Natal.

Degree: 2016, University of KwaZulu-Natal

The use of environmental management accounting (EMA) remains debated in South Africa and the literature reveals that EMA is still at an infancy stage in the emerging economies, including South Africa. Currently, there is limited existing research on environmental management accounting practices available for use by the hotel sector in South Africa. Several studies maintain that conventional management accounting systems generally fall short of adequate data required for the administration of the environment. The overall aim of this study was to, therefore, investigate and describe the use of the environmental management accounting tools by the hotel sector in the 3-5 star categories in KwaZulu-Natal. The research was an exploratory study and qualitative in nature using a single case study with embedded units approach. ABC Hotel Management Group formed part of this study along its 3 hotels (2 located at Umhlanga and 1 located at Durban North) which met the selection criteria. This approach was considered appropriate so as to develop a rich and deep understanding of the use of EMA tools in the hotel sector. In-depth semi-structured interviews comprised the main method of data collection. There were 10 participants in this case study which included the group engineer, who is the main custodian of the Group’s environmental management systems, 3 general managers, 3 financial managers, and 3 maintenance managers. Additional documents were analysed which included financial statements, policy documents, the Group website, the hotels’ websites, Group Energy profile Analysis (GEPA) programme, and Building Monitoring Systems (BMS). This study adopted a judgement purposive sampling because the study selected sample members that conform to some criterion. The hotel had to have an already developed environmental management system. Therefore, it had to have either a Green Leaf Eco Standard certification, Heritage Environmental certification or Fair Trade Tourism certification. The sample also consisted of hotel employees who occupy certain positions of responsibility relating to the management of the environment within the hotels. The results of this research revealed that the hotel Group is aware of the environmental challenges which include energy and water consumption and waste management. These results are consistent with the literature review. The study showed that the Group developed the GEPA and BMS technologies to provide an environmental account in both physical and monetary units. This constitutes the use of integrated EMA tools, namely, Environmental Cost Accounting (ECA) and Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA). However, the study established a number of factors that drive and/or hinder the implementation of EMA tools that would control and manage environmental costs and their root causes. The adoption of a prototype EMA model by the hotel sector is then suggested by the study. Advisors/Committee Members: Lekhanya, Lawrence Mpele. (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Theses - Graduate School of Business and Leadership.; Environmental management.; Hospitality industry.; Hotel sector.; Environmental management accounting.

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APA (6th Edition):

Nyide, C. J. (2016). A critical evaluation of environmental management accounting (EMA) tools used by 3-5 star hotels in KwaZulu-Natal. (Thesis). University of KwaZulu-Natal. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15584

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nyide, Celani John. “A critical evaluation of environmental management accounting (EMA) tools used by 3-5 star hotels in KwaZulu-Natal.” 2016. Thesis, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Accessed December 13, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15584.

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

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nyide, Celani John. “A critical evaluation of environmental management accounting (EMA) tools used by 3-5 star hotels in KwaZulu-Natal.” 2016. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

Vancouver:

Nyide CJ. A critical evaluation of environmental management accounting (EMA) tools used by 3-5 star hotels in KwaZulu-Natal. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2016. [cited 2019 Dec 13]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15584.

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

Council of Science Editors:

Nyide CJ. A critical evaluation of environmental management accounting (EMA) tools used by 3-5 star hotels in KwaZulu-Natal. [Thesis]. University of KwaZulu-Natal; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10413/15584

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

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