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Rene Van Wyk
University of Johannesburg
22Publications
7H-index
203Citations
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#1Jaco van Niekerk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)
#2Pharny D. Chrysler-Fox (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 1
Last.Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
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Orientation: The employer–employee relationship is becoming increasingly strained, evidenced by the increase in cases referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. These disputes are presumed to be a consequence of breach of the psychological contract of undelivered expectations or obligations. There seems to be a need to improve the management of employer–employee relationships. Research purpose: The purpose of this investigation was to identify inducements and obligat...
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#1Sydwell Shikweni (UJ: University of Johannesburg)
#2Willem Schurink (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 5
Last.Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
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Orientation: The South African construction industry is constrained by the shortage of a skilled workforce due to global competition and insufficient graduate output. There is a need to evolve attract and retain the most valuable talent. Research purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate talent management in a prominent South African internationally operating construction company. The objective is to develop a framework for enhancement of talent management practices. Motivation for the s...
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#1Badelisile M. Maseko (UJ: University of Johannesburg)
#2Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
Last.Aletta Odendaal (Stellenbosch University)
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Orientation: There is a scant availability of clear practice guidelines for the implementation of team coaching in organisations. Challenges and enabling factors in the implementation of team coaching require further exploration. Research purpose: This study aims to develop a conceptual framework that identifies the critical success factors that play a role in the implementation of team coaching in organisations. Motivation for the study: This study contributes towards the understanding of team ...
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#1Corlé Grobler (UJ: University of Johannesburg)
#2Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
Last.Mpho D. Magau (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 1
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Orientation: This multiple qualitative case study provides a change leadership framework through augmentation of Kotter’s eight-step change leadership model. This framework provides practical guidelines for the implementation of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE). Research purpose: To establish a transformational change leadership framework for B-BBEE implementation, applying Kotter’s eight-step change leadership model. Motivation for the study: It is not clear to what extent a tran...
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#1Debbie Roberts (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 1
#2Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
Last.Nelesh Dhanpat (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 1
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Orientation: Collaboration is deemed important in today’s connected and complex business environment. People’s ability to collaborate with each other in organisations is becoming a business imperative. This study focuses on a valid measurement of collaboration within organisations. Research purpose: Thomson, Perry and Miller (2007) developed a collaboration measurement instrument in the United States. The aim of this study was to validate this instrument for a South African context. Motivation f...
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#1Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
Orientation: The positive organisational behaviour movement emphasises the advantages of psychological strengths in business. The psychological virtues of positive emotional experiences can potentially promote human strengths to the advantages of business functioning and the management of work conditions. This is supported by Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build theory that emphasises the broadening of reactive thought patterns through experiences of positive emotions. Research purpose: A preliminary...
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#1Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
This qualitative documentary analysis examines Nelson Mandela’s defence statement at the Rivonia Trial, Pretoria Supreme Court, on 20 April 1964. The defence document is analysed through the psychological capital lens, depicting themes that support the constructs of hope, efficacy, resilience and optimism. Psychological capital characteristics played a major role in the initial non-violent policies of negotiation. The inevitable establishment of Umkhonto we Sizwe followed, as a result of the inc...
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#1Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
#2Mandla Adonis (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 1
The adaption of flexible practices is a necessity for businesses to be able to survive in a global competitive environment in support of entrepreneurial and market intelligence. This study explores the prediction of formal flexible practices compared with inflexible authoritarian business practices in a South African sample of 333 managers and supervisors. A Pearson Product-Moment Correlation between flexible and inflexible practices with corporate entrepreneurship, market orientation and job sa...
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#1Rene Van Wyk (UJ: University of Johannesburg)H-Index: 7
The non-financial foundation of family business performance is largely under-researched. More clarity is needed to identify the theoretic origin and outcomes of the familiness concept. This conceptual analysis explores the non-financial competitive advantage of familiness functioning optimally as familiness capital (FamCap). The notion of familiness is explored in terms of psychological capital (PsyCap) with FamCap as outcome variable. Family businesses seem to nurture familiness resources in th...
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The special capacity of family firms to perform competently is termed ‘familiness’. The construct familiness refers to strategic processes in family firms, based on the unique capabilities and involvement of the family firm owners that enhance business performance. However, the culture of familiness has to be observed cautiously with both its positive (distinctive) and negative (constrictive) attributes. Only when distinctive familiness functions optimally, does it operate as ‘familiness capital...
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