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Transitional growth of a small technology based company in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Iglauer EA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:53:40Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:53:40Z
dc.date.created 1973 en
dc.date.submitted 1974 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/140911
dc.description.abstract The objective of management knowledge is to provide insight into the processes within organisations as well as to their activities. This insight must ideally provide understanding which would be action-orientated as well as improve the quality of the decision-making processes. In this research a conceptual model as been developed which assists in the formulation of the strategy of a small technology-based company. The accent has been on the transitional growth of the small company, rather than on small company business policy in general. A general concept of technology, as applicable in describing present-day understanding, has been devised. Methods for the handling of uncertainty by the small company have been investigated. It has been shown that during the growth transition the entrepreneur's personal goals have to be translated to an ever-increasing degree into acceptable organisational goals. Techniques to assess the growth of the small company have been developed. This theory and its associated assessment techniques have resulted in a definition of what a small company is not. In its most general terms this can be stated as follows: A small company ceases to be a small company when its top management no longer intervenes in its day-to-day decision making and operations. The growth history of a small technology-based company in South Africa is described in Part Two. The theory is used to analyse the transitional growth of this company. It is also used to provide a basis for the future strategic posture of the company. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Business administration / Business leadership en
dc.subject Production management and techniques en
dc.title Transitional growth of a small technology based company in South Africa en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MBL en


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