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The identification and evaluation of factors influencing the use of quantitative methods in South African business

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dc.contributor.author Uliana EO en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:16:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:16:47Z
dc.date.created 1980 en
dc.date.submitted 1985 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/52758
dc.description.abstract Identifies the factors which influence the use of Quantitative methods, tests the presence of those factors in South Africa's listed companies, and survey's opinions regarding those factors among various categories of people. The factors were found to fall within four broad categories: organisational structure, education, nature of application, and personal attributes. These factors were subjected to two questionnaire surveys. The first was directed at the managing directors of South Africa's listed companies. The results how that the factors identified in the literature are present in the companies surveyed. Furthermore, where there are differences, the desired position showed a tendency towards that suggested in the literature. The second questionnaire tested the opinions of people working with Quantitative methods and of their managers. The opinions are mostly consistent between the two groups. Differences were found regarding the use of interactive models and the position of the quantitative methods person in the organisation. An important aspect to emerge from both surveys was the need for a masters level of education, and for a broader education. To place the factors in their organisational context, three interviews were reported on. The most important aspect to emerge from the interviews was the impact the use of computers had on the permeation of quantitative methods within these companies. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Accounting en
dc.subject Management accounting en
dc.title The identification and evaluation of factors influencing the use of quantitative methods in South African business en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MCom en


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