Journal and Conference Articles

Author(s) Journal/Conference Title and Abstract

Moodley Rajeshree, Steyn H Bond-Barnard Taryn

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 13 (3), pp. 273 - 300

Title: Factors influencing the success of cross-border projects in Africa: A
case study of ten projects.

 Abstract: Africa’s economic growth depends on direct foreign investment, primarily through global projects. However, literature on success factors for global/cross-border projects in Africa is non-existent. This paper reports on a study of ten projects, with a combined value of US$680 million, executed by a South African company in six other African countries. Best practices and success factors for cross-border projects were investigated, using a modified nominal group technique, a Delphi survey and thematic analysis. The top five success factors identified for African cross-border projects are: 1) front-end loading (FEL); 2) top management support; 3) planning, execution and control (including risk management); 4) leadership and establishing trust; 5) stakeholder satisfaction. A model of the success factors and best practices framework for African cross-border projects is proposed. The paper contributes to the development of project execution strategies to improve African cross-border project performance.

Polisi Msondezi, George Alex Thopil, Anastassios Pouris

Journal of Cleaner Production, 319         pp. 1-  8

Title: Quantification of the water footprint inventory in South African coal fuel cycle

Abstract: Due to the scarcity of the water footprint inventory data for the coal mining industry in South Africa, water footprint studies that are supposed to provide quantified and categorized environmental impacts are scarce. Consequently, water uses ecological implications within the industry are not well understood, albeit public perceptions suggesting that the industry is a water guzzler and polluter. This manuscript proposes water footprint inventory data for the industry to enable researchers to conduct water footprint studies. The median total water loss intensities for surface mines with and without beneficiation are 331 and 276 L/ton, whereas those of underground mines with and without beneficiation are 420 and 262 L/ton, respectively. The water-intensive sinks are evaporation, dust suppression, and discharge into the environment. Water management practices, i.e., the high recycling rate in mines with excess water, non-segregation of clean and dirty water streams, and deficient water treatment infrastructure, are the root causes of the water pollution in collieries. Although low pH, high sulfates, and high total dissolved solids in coal effluents are congruent to other jurisdictions, the high cyanide, iron, manganese, and mercury content make the country's pollutants inventory data uniquely different. Misalignment between drinking water and effluent discharge limits are the causes of regulatory challenges. The voluntary disclosure practice prohibits transparency within the industry.

Benita Zulch, Jean-Pierre Kitshoff

Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, 267 pp. 289 - 298

Title: The role of the Project Manager in delivering design-build projects.

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to determine the roles and responsibilities of the project manager on Design-Build projects, in the context of projects completed in the Built Environment in the large metropoles of South Africa, as well as to study the factors that influences success on these projects. Utilising data obtained from interviews with relevant project managers, the components of success in projects and the success factors ensuring project success is compared with those components and factors found in the literature. The outcome of this comparison provides a summary of the differences in the roles and responsibilities of project managers appointed by clients and contractors respectively, as well as the links between project success components and factors. The application of these results guides the project manager to successfully deliver Design-Build projects.

Moyo Pedsizani,Bond-Barnard Taryn Jane

Project Management Research and Practice, 6 pp. 1 - 18

Title:  The role of trust in project negotiation: A case study.

Abstract: Most projects include procurement processes which may consist of tendering, negotiation or a combination of the two. It has been found that if the procurement relationships in a project are healthy, then it has a significant influence on the success of the project. This may be because team performance in a project environment is influenced, amongst others, by the extent to which the contracting parties trust each other. However, most of these studies have been conducted in Europe, America, and Asia and in large international construction projects where tendering is the usual method of contract award. Few studies have investigated the role and types of trust during project initiation, specifically during project negotiation. RELEVANCE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION : One significant practical implication of the findings is that the customer and the other negotiating parties should determine to what extent they have competence, integrity and intuitive trust in the other party. As all three, these trust types are essential for increasing the likelihood of a successful negotiation outcome. Where a successful negotiation outcome is determined by the extent to which expectations regarding the outcome are aligned, the outcome is perceived to be fair and where both parties reach consensus. RESEARCH DESIGN : This paper investigates the role that trust plays during procurement negotiations. Thein-depth case study research was done on an electrical turn-key trace heating contract at the Medupi Power Station in South Africa. Five semi-structured interviews were undertaken with the organisation representatives that participated in the negotiation process to appoint a new contractor to carry out the project work. The interviews were transcribed and analysed based on the propositions put forward in the conceptual framework. MAIN FINDINGS : A conceptual framework is developed which shows that competence trust, integrity, trust, and intuitive trust are essential for a successful negotiation process. Implications of these findings for researchers and project practitioners are discussed. RESEARCH IMPLICATIONS : Academics and project practitioners may use the results regarding the role and types of trust that are instrumental to successful project negotiation to conduct further research in this field and increase the likelihood of successful project negotiations, respectively.

Letaba TP, Zulu S

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 32 (2), pp. 100 - 109 

Title: The development of a Technology Roadmap for Ferrochrome Producers

ABSTRACT: A 30-year technology roadmap for the South African ferrochrome industry is developed to address the increasing cost of electricity and competition from China. Research on possible technologies and their applicability in ferrochrome smelting is conducted, including Industry 4.0 technologies. The developed roadmap has three phases, with full-scale digitisation deferred to the second phase. The first phase addresses the stabilisation of the industry through the introduction of alternative energy sources. The last phase of the ferrochrome industry roadmap is sustainability, which builds on the successes of previous phases. This research contributes to methods the responsible introduction of Industry 4.0 technologies in industries with existing underlying challenges. The purpose of this article is to present a technology roadmap for ferrochrome producers in South Africa as chosen by the ferrochrome industry players.

Louw Willem, Steyn Herman, Wium Jan A,

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 13 (1), pp. 1 - 30

Title:  Executive sponsor attributes and megaproject success

Abstract: Megaprojects are failing at a rate that affects national economies as well as millions of people. The role of the executive project sponsor is merely one of the decisive factors in the success of these projects, but it is still much neglected in project management literature. This paper investigates attributes required by executive sponsors of megaprojects. The paper reports on the perceptions of 26 executives who played key roles in six recently completed megaprojects. The findings include essential attributes that an executive sponsor should have in order to improve the probability of a megaproject's success. The single most significant attribute is seniority and power.

Chan Kai-Ying, Oerlemans Leon, Meslec Nicoleta

International Journal of Project Management, 39 pp. 308 - 320

Title:  The impact of multiple project team membership on individual and team learning: A micro-meso multi-level empirical study.

Abstract:  In this paper, we investigate the effects of multiple project team membership on individual and team learning. Data from 435 members of 85 project teams shows that, at the individual level, membership variety has a positive impact on individual learning. Moreover, this positive relationship is stronger for individuals with an average need for cognition, in comparison to individuals with a high or a low need for cognition. At the project team level, the simultaneous inter-organizational memberships of a project team have a positive impact on the team’s external learning. However, the simultaneous intra-organizational project team memberships negatively moderate this positive relationship. Furthermore, cross-level analyses show that individual learning has a positive impact on both internal and external team learning. Our findings are relevant for project management practice as they suggest ways in which work design can be configured to increase individual and team learning.

Joubert F, Steyn E, Pretorius L

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 147 (1), pp.1 - 15

Title:  Using the HAZOP Method to Conduct a Risk Assessment on the Dismantling of Large Industrial Machines and Associated Structures: Case Study

Abstract: This paper presents a method that can be used to conduct a safety risk assessment prior to the dismantling of large bulk materials handling machines. The method was developed during a dismantling project that involved the decommissioning and dismantling of two shiploaders and two stacker reclaimers that had been in operation for more than 40 years. The hazard and operability (HAZOP) risk assessment method was selected as a suitable risk assessment method. A research gap related to the availability of suitable HAZOP guide words for the safe dismantling of these machines was identified early in this project. The research method included (1) confirming the appropriateness of the HAZOP risk assessment method for this application; (2) the development and testing of a context-specific set of guide words, with input from appropriate standards; (3) applying these guide words to the dismantling HAZOP for the shiploaders; (4) incorporating lessons learned into the guide words and process for the HAZOP for the stacker reclaimers; and (5) presenting a proposed set of guide words. The proposed set of guide words may be practically applied in any dismantling project that involves large outdoor machines where the dismantling process includes a significant amount of rigging and lifting.

Walwyn David R, Kraemer-Mabula Erica

Energy Research & Social Science, 78 pp. 1 - 7

Title:  Captives of Capital? Exploring economic models as recursive and performative agents

Abstract:  The financial sector could play a more significant and transformative role in supporting the energy transition. Portraying techno-economic models, upon which the sector depends for the support of its investment decisions, as performative or self-fulfilling agents which serve only to entrench the hegemony of the present incumbents, undermines the potential for using these approaches to accelerate the energy transition. In this article, we outline the role of capital markets in the energy transition and show how techno-economic modelling has attracted a growing interest from authors within the renewable energy sector. We summarise the concerns of social scientists about economic modelling, neatly captured by its depiction as a calculative agency intent on its self-replication. We argue that there is a need to align the two perspectives, especially as a means of strengthening the support of the financial sector for the energy transition, and suggest several ways in which this alignment could be achieved. Important research questions include further exploration of the recursive and performative relationship between economic models and the economy, the inclusion of externalities in modelling studies, the use of economic models as agents of change rather than recalcitrance, and finally strengthening capital markets in the Global South.

Grobbelaar S, Visser JK

Southern Forests, 83 (1), pp.28 - 37

Title:  An analysis of South African sawmilling competitiveness.

Abstract:  The South African sawn timber market supply and demand are in equilibrium and significantly associated with the local residential construction market. During the great financial crisis (GFC), the local residential construction market contracted. This caused a reduction in sawn timber demand, price and margin. Subsequently, the competition between sawmillers increased and led to the closure of 41 mills. This study included a sawmilling competitiveness analysis for South African sawmills taking part in the Crickmay Intermill comparison from 2004 to 2017. The Crickmay Intermill comparison assumes that nett margin is the measurement for competitiveness. Spearman correlation tests were used to compare performance measurements with nett margin. This and other studies found significant associations between the implementation of value-adding strategies and competitiveness. Sawmills that effectively create more value from the raw material tend to be more competitive. In contrast with other studies, our research determined that people costs are significantly associated with competitiveness. However, like other studies, it was confirmed that labour productivity is not associated with competitiveness. This study argues that South African sawmillers can increase competitiveness by implementing value-adding strategies, implementing competitive remuneration policies and increasing the sawn timber usage intensity in South Africa.

Jhamba Abel, Steyn H

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 32 (1), pp. 182 - 195

Title:  Knowledge transfer across different boundaries in a project environment: A case study of a Botswana mining organisation

Abstract: Effective knowledge transfer is essential in obtaining a competitive advantage. In a project environment, knowledge transfer occurs across different boundaries and involves different stakeholders — a topic much neglected in the literature. This paper explores the processes at play when knowledge is transferred across different boundaries, and then focuses on the role played by the document management system in a project management office. Results from focus group workshops and interviews indicate that the project management office plays a vital role in ensuring effective knowledge transfer, and that the roles differ at different boundaries. In the mining case study, the document management system plays a key role in knowledge transfer.

Oosthuizen Rudolph, Pretorius Leon

 Systems Engineering, 24 (4), pp. 203 - 220

Title:  Analysis of INCOSE Systems Engineering journal and international symposium research topics.

Abstract:  The pressure on systems engineering is ever-increasing to support the development and implementation of systems that meet a complex environment's demands. As a growing discipline, systems engineering requires insight into past research to identify opportunities for future growth. Analyzing the bibliometric data on published research provides valuable information on a scientific discipline's past progress and future prospects. Therefore, this paper extracts the research topics published in INCOSE's journal Systems Engineering and the annual international symposium proceedings to analyze their composition and allocation to papers. The implemented process applies natural language processing and topic modeling to extract the main topics from these papers' titles and abstracts. Analyzing these research topics' composition and mapping them to processed articles helps to understand their relative importance. The analysis's output confirms the importance of modeling in systems engineering, as it is the most popular topic. The additional focus of research papers on the systems engineering process, practice, and methodologies also indicates that the field is still growing and evolving. Some important topics to systems engineering, which were not found as prominent topics, are humans' roles in systems, verification and validation, and other specialty fields. This new knowledge about the structure of research into systems engineering can identify future research project opportunities to continue growing the field.

John van Besouw, Taryn Bond- Barnard 

International Journal of Information Systems and Project Management, 9 (1), pp. 78 - 97

Title: Smart Project Management Information Systems (SPMIS) for Engineering Projects-Project Performance Monitoring and Reporting.

Abstract:  Engineering projects are becoming increasingly complex as projects get larger and as technology improves. Greater competition worldwide has meant that projects are delivered quicker and cheaper. This necessitates sophisticated Project Management Information System (PMIS) technologies to be adopted to improve efficiency and quality on projects. PMIS data and reports can be used to better understand the risk exposure, resource utilisation, profitability, and scheduling of a project. It also informs strategic project decisions and performance monitoring and reporting. Unfortunately, project data is often fragmented and embedded in different systems. This paper investigates several commercially available PMIS, to understand and compare the functionality of these systems. A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted with purposively selected project systems experts at twelve project-based organisations. Thematic analysis revealed what functions PMIS fulfils, how these systems are integrated and how they facilitate project monitoring and reporting. Moreover, a novel model for the basic architecture of a ‘Smart’ Project Management Information System (SPMIS) is proposed, which would facilitate software integration and intelligence based on identified industry needs and requirements. The model addresses the shortcomings of existing models by combining models and incorporating system intelligence i.e. the automation of certain project management activities.

van Waveren Cornelis C. Oerlemans Leon, Pretorius MW

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 32 (1), pp.119- 130

Title:  Reliable and valid measurement scales for determinants of the
willingness to accept knowledge.

Abstract:  Before any acquired knowledge is used or adds value to the receiving project (members), it must be accepted by its recipients leading to an increase in the recipients' positive attitudes towards and intended use of the acquired knowledge. To be willing to accept knowledge it must have value and be easy to use as perceived by the receiving project's team members. The focus of this exploratory paper is to develop and empirically test relevant sub-dimensions of perceived value and ease-of-use. The sub-dimensions were identified through a literature review and measurement scales were developed empirically by applying a well-established scale development methodology.

Thopil, George Alex

Edition:1st Edition In M.Asif (ed), Energy and Environmental Security in Developing Countries, Switzerland, Cham: Springer

Title:  The evolution of electrification in South Africa and its energy-environmental impact.

Abstract:  South Africa is amongst the largest economies in Africa and is considered the most industrialised country in Africa. One of the primary reasons for industrialisation has been affordable electricity that was made available for manufacturing. South Africa accounted for 32% of the electricity generated in Africa in 2015, of which 92% was generated from coal. However electricity access and penetration within the local population was still lagging (at 86% in 2018) in spite of relatively large volumes of generation. In order to address the lopsided nature of electricity access, national policy prioritised access to electricity, which meant diversifying the nature of electricity from primarily thermal generation to include renewable sources. As part of the diversification, South Africa embarked on an ambitious renewable energy programme that involves private participation. As of 2017, South Africa generated 41% of wind energy, 56% of solar PV and 62% of solar thermal energy, for electricity generation on the African continent. The penetration and prevalence of renewable electricity generation is bound to increase considering the abundance of resource in the region. While renewable energy plants are environmentally less harmful due to limited emissions, limited information is available about the effects of utility scale renewable power plants in developing countries. This chapter aims to provide an investigation into the potential external (or unaccounted) effects of utility scale renewable plants particularly from a developing country perspective, where utility scale adoption is relatively new and where plant data is not readily available. The chapter aims to provide a comparison of external effects and external costs of renewable technologies with external effects and external costs of conventional thermal electricity generation within South Africa. Based on data considerations, a life-cycle based approach is employed, where possible. The investigation compares three power plants employing different technologies, namely coal power, on shore wind power and concentrated solar power (CSP). The results of the analysis indicate that environmental costs (USD 2.76 c/kWh) from coal fired electricity are significantly high by more than an order, whereas non-environmental impacts that include human health, have lesser variation depending on the technology. Wind power was observed to have the least impact and cost across totalled environmental and non-environmental impacts (USD 0.08 c/kWh). While investigation of the coal plant was limited to the generation stage, a full life cycle analysis was considered for other technologies. It was seen that the extraction and manufacturing stages of renewable technologies have a higher share of impacts whereas operations and maintenance had the least, which was prominent for the CSP plant, that had a total impact cost of USD 0.23 c/kWh. It is expected that, with more developing countries adopting utility scale renewable plants, such energy-environmental impact assessments within a developing country context will be useful in understanding localised impacts on the environment related to energy generation activities.

Mugabe John Ouma, Chaminuka Petronella

Edition: 1st In T. Haastrup & L. Mah & N. Duggan (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of EU-Africa Relations, England, Oxford: Routledge. (pp. 224-232). 978-1-315-17091-6

Title: Africa-Europe science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation: Trends, Challenges And Opportunities.

Abstract: Africa and Europe are intensifying their cooperation in various areas of science and technological development and building capacity for expanding the knowledge base and fostering innovation. This is manifested in the growing number of collaborative science, technology and innovation (STI) initiatives that have been launched in the last decade. This chapter discusses the evolution of STI cooperation between Africa and Europe within the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) and related policy instruments. It highlights the need to strengthen technology and innovation cooperation, moving beyond the established research and development (R&D) or science initiatives towards more equitable sustainable partnerships in product and process development. Greater private sector participation, including by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is recommended to spur more technology development and innovation. The future of Africa-Europe STI cooperation is in building bi-regional partnerships for SDG9- industry, infrastructure and innovation, in addition to the current focus on food and nutritional security (SDG2), health and well-being (SDG3) and climate change (SDG13).

Walwyn David Richard, Combrinck Celeste

Industry and Higher Education, 35 (5), pp. 598 - 608

Title:  Epistemic justice during a global pandemic: Transforming curricula and pedagogical practices to improve student experiences of innovation studies

Abstract: Current pedagogical approaches to science and technology policy studies in southern African universities may fail to provide students with the necessary capabilities to be effective as innovation policy practitioners. This study investigated whether consideration of epistemic diversity and the situatedness of knowledge could enhance student outcomes in terms of agency and self-efficacy. A pedagogical intervention was designed and implemented for a postgraduate course in engineering economics, following which the students rated their experiences through an online questionnaire. The COVID-19 pandemic partly disrupted the intervention, but also accelerated the use of blended learning as a means of mitigating the harmful effects of the consequent lockdown. The study revealed that most respondents felt that the intervention had helped them to feel more confident, respected and included. However, blended learning could not prevent the stressful experiences due to forced sheltering at home. The results support the importance of finding innovative ways to transform curricula and teaching methods in science and technology studies. Pedagogy based on the principles of epistemic justice, essential to ensure that students from different backgrounds have equal opportunities for personal growth, is challenging under remote learning conditions.

Smith WA, Bekker MC, Marnewick C

Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 121 (5), pp.217 - 226

Title:  Projectification in the South African mining industry.

Abstract: Projects or project-orientated approaches have become a common form of work in nearly all sectors of economies. This has led to concepts such as 'projectified' and 'project orientated' organizations. By defining projectification of a company, industry, or economy as the share of project work in total work, one can reasonably determine the impact that project management, and by default projectification, has had on that company, industry, or economy in terms of staff optimization and allocation.
This paper presents the results for such a projectification study of the South African mining industry. This sector has long been a significant contributor to the country's economy from a gross value added (GVA) and employment point of view. Understanding the impact of projectification and the project management way of work on this industry may potentially add significant value to both the mining and project management knowledge areas.
We show that although the mining industry is considered by some to operate in archaic ways, the level of projectification has increased over time, and now represents approximately one third of all work conducted

Summers DJ, Visser JK

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 32 (1), pp. 24 - 36

Title:  Factors that influence the decision to outsource maintenance in the processing industry.

Abstract: The success rate of outsourcing in South Africa is fairly low. Companies that make the incorrect decision to outsource maintenance place themselves at risk of poor maintenance performance, a high operational cost of maintenance, and substantial costs to redevelop internal maintenance capabilities. The identification of the factors applicable to the decision to outsource maintenance can form the basis of a decision framework or model, and has the potential to improve the quality of decision-making in maintenance management. This paper discusses the results of a survey that was carried out to determine the main decision factors that maintenance and asset managers could use when they consider outsourcing some maintenance work. Most of the 62 respondents were from the oil and energy sector or the chemicals sector of South African industry. The main decision factors were identified as contractor experience, the availability of a suitable contractor, and the scarcity of skills or employees. The findings of this survey are useful for maintenance and asset managers to decide whether or not to outsource an activity, and to rank potential contractors.

Qin Xiaoshun, Jiang DongDong, Pretorius Leon

Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 11 (1), pp.71 - 78

Title:  The impact of financial factors on the after-sales service of agricultural machinery: A case study of Chinese agricultural machinery in South Africa.

Abstract: Compared to other countries, the level of agricultural mechanization in Africa and South Africa is relatively low. Among the factors that influence agricultural mechanization, after-sales service of agricultural machinery is among the most significant. On the other hand, financial resources primarily impact on improvement and enhancement of after-sales service of farm equipment. In this paper, a questionnaire was employed as the method of quantitative data collection to assist in the analysis of data from 739 respondents in the Chinese context. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 (Mmbengwa & Qin, 2020), no questionnaires were collected from South Africa for the purposes of this paper. A standard multiple regression analysis (MRA) was utilized to analyze the data collected from the structured questionnaires. Evidence from this study suggests that combining these financial resource factors has a major effect (F2 = 0.802) on the after-sales service of farm equipment. The high scores obtained for economic factors and analyzed in this study mean that, to a large extent, these have a major impact on China’s after-sales service for agricultural machinery in South Africa.

Krijkamp Anefleur R, Knoben Joris, Oerlemans Leon AG, Leenders Roger TAJ

Journal of Business Research, 129 pp. 703 - 713

Title:  An ace in the hole: The effects of (in)accurately observed structural holes on organizational reputation positions in whole networks

Abstract:  A large body of the literature has found that occupying structural holes positively affect organizational outcomes. Structural holes pose strategic opportunities for organizations that are knowledgeable of their advantageous position. However, most studies do not consider whether organizations observe their structural holes accurately. Such observational (in)accuracy might explain variation in return-on-structural-holes. This study investigates the effects of (in)accurate perceptions of organizations’ structural holes position on organizational reputation. We consider scenarios where organizations (correctly) observe or (incorrectly) miss existing structural holes or where they incorrectly observe structural holes. We collected data in two whole networks in the healthcare industry. We find that accurately observing one’s structural hole position increases organizational reputation. Contrary, organizations that perceive structural holes that actually do not exist, suffer negative reputation effects. Our research implies that similar network positions can yield differential reputation effects depending on the accuracy of the knowledge of the organization occupying this position.

Atakhan-Kenneweg M, Oerlemans LAG, Raab J

Journal of Business Research, 127 pp. 264 - 276 

Title:  New inter-organizational knowledge tie formation after firm relocation: Investigating the impact of spatial, relational, and temporal context.

Abstract:  To what extent does the relocation of a firm affect the formation of new knowledge ties with new partners in a subsequent period? This study aims at answering this question. It assesses empirically to what extent the spatial and temporal context of relocation and the relational context of a focal firm affect new knowledge tie formation with new partners in the post-relocation phase. Based on a sample of 83 relocated firms operating in the sector of architecture and engineering consultancy in the Netherlands, the results show that both the number of continued knowledge ties of firms and the time passed after relocation hamper the formation of new knowledge ties. These findings point out that firms are well aware of their knowledge deficits and consequently act quickly to compensate for it after relocation. Therefore, policy makers should target to facilitate knowledge sharing practices particularly for small firms in the post-relocation period

Madlala NS. van Waveren CC

Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Southern African Institute for Industrial
Engineering Conference - SAIIE32

A Framework for Measuring Knowledge Transfer Success in Projects

Schleith M, Pretorius L, Steyn HDV

Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Southern African Institute for Industrial
Engineering Conference - SAIIE32

Systems Thinking and Strategy in the Context of Fast Adaptability: An
Initial Conceptual Model

Kruger S, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid
Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Heat Transfer in Three-Dimensional Multi-Span Greenhouses Containing Ventilators

Van Ginkel C, Kruger S, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid
Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Investigation of the Indoor Climate of a Rooftop Greenhouse

Scribante NP

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International
Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

The Application of Systems Thinking in Technology and Innovation

Steyn P, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International
Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

Pro-Active Methods in Design Improvement: A Best Practice Review

Sibe E, Amadi-Echendu JE

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

A Sectoral Examination of Technological Capability.

Bisanda MP, Amadi-Echendu JE

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

On the Sustainability of Mobile Telecommunications Systems.

Viljoen RB, Visser JK

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

Retroflts And Refurbishments As Alternatives To Replacement Of Aged Switchgear In A Petrochemical Plant.

Maluleke GT, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

The Impact Of A Pandemic On Education And The Opportunity To Fast Track Technology Adoption In Basic Education In Preparation For 4th Industrial Revolution Era Employment.

Grobbelaar S

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

A Text Classification Analysis of Technology and Innovation Management
Publications using Supervised Machine Learning

Oosthuizen R

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

A Bibliometric Approach to Support Redefining Management Of Technology For The Post-Digital World.

Letaba TP,Pretorius MW

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

Sociotechnical Transition Technology Roadmap For Emerging
Technologies: Conceptual Framework.

Walwyn DR, Magidimisa M, van Niekerk DB

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

Developing The Renewable Energy Sector in South Africa; The Use Of Local Content Requirements To Support Photovoltaic Module Manufacture.

Fanta GB, Pretorius L, Nunes B

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

Enabling Circular Economy in Healthcare using Industry 4.0 Digital

Matiyenga FG, Pretorius MW

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

Readiness For Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology Implementation in a developing Country

Subramani KC, Chan K

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

The Effects Of Number And Variety In Geographical Location Of Multiple
Team Membership On Team Learning and Performance and The Moderating Effects Of Collaborative Technologies.

Naidoo P, Chan K

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

The Relationship Between Tie Strength And Types of Knowledge
Transferred In a South African Organisation.

Van der Lingen E, Pretorius SR

Proceedings of the 30th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology - IAMOT 2021

General Enterprising Tendencies of Scientists, Engineers, and Technology Employees In An Industrial Organisation

Chataway J, Daniels C

Edition:1st Edition In E. Kreamer-Mbula & R. Tljssen & M. Wallace & R. McLean (eds.), Transforming Research Excellence - New Ideas from the Global South, South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa: African Minds. (pp. 39-58). 978-1-928502-07-4.                                                                                                                                                 

The Republic of Science meets the Republic of Somewhere:
Embedding scientific excellence in sub-Saharan Africa

Angeli F, Raab J, Oerlemans LAG

Edition: 1st Edition In T. Braun & J. Lampel (eds.), Tensions and Paradoxes in Temporary Organizing, United Kingdom, Bingley: Emerald Publishing. (pp.
153-178). 978-1-83909-350-0•.

Article:  Adaptive responses to performance gaps in project networks.

AbstractProject networks are an increasingly salient organizational temporary form to deal with complex problems. It remains unclear, however, whether and how project networks adapt over time, and hence implement changes, both within the span of the specific project, and across projects. We apply the performance feedback perspective to explore how adaptive responses to performance feedback are organized and absorbed within project networks. We investigate these matters in the area of humanitarian and development aid efforts, which represent complex social issues. In this context, project networks involve a multitude of actors at different distances from the implementation field, from the donor, through an international Non-Governmental Organization, to the NGO’s country offices, local NGOs and the beneficiary communities. Our qualitative findings, which we generate through an abductive analytical process, highlight that project networks dealing with complex social issues face six paradoxes based on DeFillipi and Sydow (2016): the distance, difference, identity, learning, temporal and performance paradoxes. Collective goal-setting, adaptive monitoring and evaluation practices, and continuous re-negotiation of aspiration levels emerge as coping mechanisms enabling project networks to internalize insights from the field and translate them into adaptive behavioral responses, mainly at the intra-project level. We contribute to a better understanding of adaption in these temporary forms, and particularly in its behavioral consequences. The study also advances knowledge on the performance feedback perspective, through its application in temporary settings, on the level of the project network and in the context of complex social issues, where organizational arrangement strive to pursue multiple interdependent goals.

Stephens A, Walwyn DR

Edition: 1st Edition In K. Maalawi (ed.), ModellIng, Simulation and Optimization of Wind Farms and Hybrid Systems. United Kingdom, London: Intech. (pp. 65-84). 978-1-78985-612-5

Title:  Development of mathematical models to explore the potential of wind fleets to decarbonlze electricity grid systems.

Abstract:  Real-time records of energy generation in the UK and Germany have been used to develop models for each country’s electricity generation system, the objective being to provide a means of determining the likely economic limits of wind fleets and their consequent ability to decarbonise their grids. The results from the models, expressed in the form of marginal efficiencies, have then been codified in a pair of simple look-up tables, obviating the need for further reference to the models and providing a simple means of assessing the implications for the grids and their wind fleets of a range of future grid configurations, including increases in wind and solar fleet capacities, anticipated future loss in both countries of nuclear-generating capacity, possible replacement of petrol and diesel passenger vehicles with electric vehicles, and, for the UK only, the conversion of domestic boilers from gas to electricity. It is apparent that headroom, being the difference between annual average grid demand and base generation, is the single most important factor in determining how much wind capacity may be economically deployed in decarbonising grids.

Daniels C, Schot J, Chataway J, Ramirez M, Steinmueller E, Kanger L

Edition:lst Edition In M. Cele & T. Luescher & A. Fadiji (eds.). Innovation Policy at the Intersection. Global Debates & Local Experiences, South Africa, Cape Town: HSRC Press. (pp. 9-29).

Title:  Transformative innovation policy: Insights from Colombia, Finland, Norway, South-Africa and Sweden.

Abstract:  Numerous and critical interlocking economic, social, environmental, technological, political and cultural challenges confront our world. These challenges include resource depletion, environmental degradation, population growth, industrialisation, climate change, urbanisation, inequality and exclusion. These challenges are expressed in various national, regional and continental frameworks. One such continental framework is the United Nations Agenda 2030, which articulates 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) towards addressing such challenges (United Nations 2015). These challenges concern both low- and high-income countries, and they exceed the ability of any single country, government, body of governance or scientific discipline to manage them

Madikizela M

Edition: 1st Edition In M. Cele & T. Luescher & A. Fadiji (eds.), Innovation Policy at the Intersection. Global Debates & Local Experiences, South Africa, Cape Town: HSRC Press. (pp. 60-74). 978-0-7969-2592-3..

Building regional innovation ecosystems and the role of Government.

Amo B, Pettersen I, Van der Lingen E, Voldsund K, Bragelien J

Edition: 1st Edition In A. Novotny & E. Rasmussen & T. Clausen & J. Wiklund ( eds.), Research Handbook on Start-up Incubation Ecosystems, United Kingdom, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. (pp. 335-348). 978-1-78897-353-3..

Title:  Toward a model for universities as incubation ecosystems. Facilitating students for an entrepreneurial career.

Abstract:  Universities are supposed to prepare students for an entrepreneurial career. This chapter investigates how entrepreneurship education influences students’ entrepreneurial intentions. It does so by exploring 799 students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes in South Africa and Norway and their likelihood of establishing a new firm. The hierarchical regressions show that exposure to entrepreneurship educational elements influences their intention to start their own firm. The study revealed that also the influence from important others and the students’ own previous entrepreneurial experience are positively associated with the students’ intention to start their own firm. This study then informs on how universities as an incubation ecosystem nurture students’ entrepreneurial dream. These insights are valuable for universities and policy makers interested in shaping or fulfilling universities’ goal of preparing students for an entrepreneurial career.

Peach RH, Visser JK

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31 (4), pp. 104 -

Title:  Measuring human factors in maintenance: A literature review

Abstract:  Strategies to manage the human factors in maintenance are documented in the maintenance management and human sciences spaces. However, it is unclear from the literature which indicators and measurements should be used for these factors. It is also unclear how to integrate them into traditional maintenance performance frameworks. This article summarises the maintenance human factors and measurements found in the literature. A systematic literature review of the most often cited human factors indicated a statistically significant correlation with the 'human factors analysis and classification system - maintenance extension' framework. A hierarchal maintenance measurement framework that includes these maintenance human factors is proposed.

Adenle AA

Energy Policy, 137 pp. 1 - 16..Abstract:

Title:  Assessment of solar energy technologies in Africa-opportunities and challenges in meeting the 2030 agenda and sustainable development goals.

Abstract:  Renewable energy sources like solar energy have an important role to play towards the implementation of the 2030 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. While renewable energy was not stated as one of the technologies for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it played an indirect role towards meeting MDG targets especially in the areas such as household application, health, education and poverty reduction in Africa. However, renewable energy's impacts (including solar energy technologies) were not quantified, and lack of performance assessment could be in part attributed to the weak implementation of solar energy projects in the developing world including countries in Africa. The aim of this paper is to conduct meta-analysis of the literature on the performance of solar energy technologies in order to determine solar energy adoption trends in African countries. This is supplemented with expert interviews and data gathered from the World Bank/Global Environment Facility. Using three case studies of Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, this paper examines the benefits and challenges that are associated with the application of solar energy technologies for meeting SDGs in Africa. Finally, the paper concludes by highlighting the policy implication for the application of solar energy technologies.

Bai Y, Jiang D, Pretorius L

Solid State Technology, 63 (3), pp. 4569 - 4576

Title:  Circulation Mode of Fresh Agricultural Products in Logistics.

Abstract:  Agricultural products are an essential element of people’s life. The issue of agricultural products, quality is a vital interest to everyone. Based on the existing research, this paper will introduce the main existing agricultural product logistics (APL) modes from a literature review perspective. An effective agricultural product operation mode can improve the status of agricultural product market development and promote the development of agricultural product logistics. A summary of current fresh agricultural products (FAP) logistics development status and existing problems will be presented and discussed. Some comments on APL optimization and future research will be presented.

Roux RN, van der Lingen E, Botha AP, Botes A

Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 120 (11), pp. 633 - 640..

Title:  The fragmented nature of the titanium metal value chain.

Abstract:  This study investigates the fragmented nature of the global and local titanium metal value chains. South Africa has the fourth most abundant titanium reserves in the world. However, South Africa mainly exports titanium ore and imports value-added titanium products, which impacts the potential to derive more economic benefit from this resource. For South Africa to benefit from its titanium reserves, an understanding of the current fragmented nature of the global titanium value chain would assist in entering the global titanium industry. Information on the global and South African titanium value chains was collected by means of a desktop study. It was found that the leading countries operating within both the upstream and the downstream titanium industry are the USA, China, Japan, Russia, and Kazakhstan. The key drivers that caused fragmentation were identified as technology, markets, production costs, and the availability of titanium mineral reserves. An important outcome of this study is the identification of the local need for a technological foundation in support of downstream titanium processing to marketcompetitive titanium mill and powder products.

Van der Lingen E, Amo B, Pettersen I

Education and Training, 62 (7/8), pp. 863 - 876

Title:  The relationship between entrepreneurial experience and preferred
learning styles

Abstract:  Purpose Entrepreneurship is a process of learning. The entrepreneurial learning process incorporates a cumulative series of multifaceted entrepreneurial experiences, which generally involve the development of new insights and behaviours. This study aimed to determine whether entrepreneurial experience has an influence on the preferred learning styles of students. The study also investigated the appropriateness of the Reduced Kolb Learning Style Inventory as a measuring instrument. Design/methodology/approach The study was conducted on 586 male and 690 female students from South Africa ( n = 1042) and Norway ( n = 244). The Reduced Kolb Learning Style Inventory, making use of principal correspondence analysis, was used to determine the preferred learning styles, while the students' level of entrepreneurial experience was captured by items addressing prior entrepreneurial experience. Findings The analysis revealed a simpler measure of students' preferred learning styles, comprising a total of 12 items with three items per learning style. The study revealed that the preferred learning style was more important for students who had entrepreneurial experience than for those with less entrepreneurial experience. If students with entrepreneurial experience have stronger concerns for how they learn, it contributes to the understanding of the content of entrepreneurial learning. Originality/value A modified Reduced Kolb Learning Style Inventory resulted in a concise instrument measuring students' preferred learning style in adherence to Kolb's work and evidenced its usefulness. This study contributes to a field that has been under-researched, related to the association between students' past and current entrepreneurial experience and their learning style preference, and aims to bridge the two research fields. This research explores these links and points to how these insights could inform entrepreneurship education.

Botha AP

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31 (3), pp. 170 - 182 ..

Title:  Nature-inspired leadership - Seeking human-technology-earth

Abstract:  "Go to the ant, ... consider its ways and be wise!" (Proverbs 6:6). We have progressed using biomimicry to inform our engineering designs and processes. Yet we have learnt very little in finding our inspiration from nature for leading in our complex world. In nature, those species that learn by observing, listening, making sense, internalising, thinking, and resting at the right time, survive and thrive in their environments - on plains, in mountains, in the bush, rivers, oceans, deserts, and the sky. Fight or flight takes place in both nature and business. Challenges are shared in coexistence, patience, perseverance, resilience, and adaptation. Leadership challenges that are emerging in the new world of human and machine coexistence will also be enriched by lessons from nature that inspire new behaviour, that are not conceived in business schools or legacy cultures, but that are flexible, effective, and work efficiently - as natural solutions have done for millennia. We discuss the makings of a conceptual thought model of leadership inspired by nature. It is a starting point to create an awareness of how nature-inspired leadership may be applied. Yet, when modelling anything on nature, one has to realise that all models are simplifications, which means that nature itself, as a complex system, is not fully understood. Our aim should not be to copy nature, but to extract principles from it.

Walwyn DR

Energy Research & Social Science, 70 pp. 1 - 10..

Title:  Turning points for sustainability transitions: Institutional destabilization, public finance and the techno-economic dynamics of decarbonization in South Africa

Abstract:  Existing socio-technical systems tend to be intransigent to change. Decarbonisation, on the other hand, is an imperative, leading to an obvious conflict between the need for, and highly effective resistance to, change. Moreover, the abandonment of fossil fuel-based technologies in favour of more sustainable alternatives will require substantial reallocation of government’s operational expenditure, particularly in countries like South Africa with high per capita greenhouse gas emissions and low per capita income. In this article, it is argued that reallocation will require more than niche experimentation and destabilisation of the present socio-technical regime. Based on a study of South Africa’s budget processes, it is concluded that change will only occur when four separate pre-conditions converge, namely a rapidly growing environmental problem capable of leading to civil unrest, a supportive and recently developed policy framework, decreasing techno-economic costs for its solution, and strong political support from an effective ministry or minister. Turning points for transition, although infrequent, can be reached through strategic attention to these pre-conditions. A modified Kingdon multiple streams approach, which introduces the additional dimension of techno-economic feasibility, is proposed as a useful framework for anticipating when and how to act in order to mobilise sufficient public resources for decarbonisation.

Amadi-Echendu JE, Thopil GA

IEEE Engineering Management Review, 48 (3), pp. 118 - 128

Title:  Resilience Is Paramount for Managing Socio-Technological Systems
During and Post-Covid-19.

Abstract:  The spread of the coronavirus concomitant with the Covid-19 disease highlights the interconnectedness between systems that serve humanity. These systems are typically portrayed in economic, ecology and environment, physical/technological, and socio-political contexts and maybe delineated in terms of the interconnectedness between these contexts. Any delineated socio-technological system represents an intriguing class of interconnected systems in the novel era of Society 5.0 concomitant with fourth industrial revolution. This article describes a framework and resiliency model for socio-technological systems plus an application of the lens of vulnerability and resilience to a case study energy systems enterprise. It is intriguing that the energy systems enterprise is usurping extant socio-economic robustness thereby undergoing an absorptive phase of resilience. The discourse complements existing body of literature on energy systems and society by emphasizing that the principles of vulnerability and resilience are paramount for sustainable management of socio-technological systems, and more so in a post-Covid-19 world.

Bambo TL, Pouris A

Scientometrics, 125 (1), pp. 29 - 51

Title:  Bibliometric analysis of bioeconomy research in South Africa

Abstract:  This document provides an analysis of bioeconomy research in South Africa and it discusses sources of growth in the country’s bioeconomy literature in general. We performed bibliometric analysis as indexed in the Web of Science (WoS) for number of South African authored publications and citations in bioeconomy, and compared them with Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICS) and selected countries for the period 2008 to 2018. The WoS is used for research dealing with the scientific dynamic of a particular topic in most widely diffused journals and for citation analysis. The results highlight South Africa ranked last in the BRICS group in terms of number of bioeconomy publications produced in the selected period, and has a world share of 0.8%, which is higher than the national research average of 0.5%. The citations growth for South Africa bioeconomy publication increased by 6.8%, higher than Brazil, Russia and world citations during the period under review. The University of Cape Town is a leader in bioeconomy publications in South Africa followed by University of Stellenbosch and the University of KwaZulu Natal, with majority of the publications on environmental sciences ecology. South Africa collaborates the most with institutions from the United States of America in bioeconomy research, and the percent of international collaboration is similar with that of national scientific publications. However, South Africa experienced a decline in bioeconomy industry collaboration publications during this period.

Jacobs J, Pretorius MW

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31 (2), pp.40 - 61                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Title:  The major challenges facing organisations to create technology-
enabled value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A dynamic capabilities perspective in South Africa.

Abstract:  Organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to create value in the current dynamic, globalised, interconnected, and ever more complex business and technology environments. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) is set to increase these challenges as a result of the increasing complexity and dynamic changes in market, societal, and technological trends. While current technological trends potentially offer great value to organisations, emerging technological implementations and transformations often fail to realise the desired value-creation outcomes. Following an exploratory study with qualitative interviews, it was determined that most of these challenges to technology-enabled value-creation initiatives, in the current FIR related environment, can be linked to a dynamic capabilities perspective of strategic management. This perspective encompasses the enabling capabilities and strategic alignment between the external environment, an organisation's strategies, its strategy execution, and its capability creation, adaptation, and management.  

Chitongo A, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31 (2), pp. 76 - 91

Title:  Impact of project participants' competition on project performance

Abstract:  The use of competition as a conflict-handling style aimed at win-lose end results has been highlighted by some researchers to be common during project execution. However, the impact of such competition on project performance remains largely under-researched. This article seeks to address this gap in the existing literature. A system dynamics simulation model of competition between two key project participants (client and engineering consultant) was formulated through a mixed methods research methodology incorporating the system dynamics approach. Data gathered for two sets of unique projects were used separately to conduct model calibrations, simulation experiments, and impact analyses. The results suggested that the competition negatively influenced project performance.

Tshuma B, Steyn H, van Waveren CC

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31 (2). pp. 143 - 155 ..                                              

Title:  An exploratory case study to validate a method for investigating the
role of PMOs in knowledge transfer.

Abstract:  A conceptual model for the role of a project management office (PMO) in improving the usability of knowledge that is transferred between projects is proposed, and a method to investigate the role of PMOs in knowledge transfer is validated. The case of a PMO in a multinational engineering company was selected, and 24 codes within three themes were identified through qualitative data analysis of a semi-structured interview. Provisional support was found for three propositions related to three variables: the articulability of knowledge, the usability of knowledge, and the role of the PMO. The study fine-tuned a case study protocol for future investigation of the role of PMOs in improving the usability of knowledge that is transferred between projects.

Thopil GA, Sachse CE,  Lalk J, Thopil M

 Applied Energy, 275 pp. 1 - 20..

Title:  Techno-economic performance comparison of crystalline and thin film PV panels under varying meteorological conditions: A high solar resource
southern hemisphere case.

Abstract:  It was seen that CIGS panels delivered on average 11.6% more yield when compared to monocrystalline technologies per kWp, with sustained outputs even during relatively colder periods. The improved financial performance of CIGS panels over monocrystalline panels was seen via a 24% increase in discounted return on investment, 7.8% reduction in payback period and 21% improvement in net present value. The regression model indicates that CIGS panel yields are less sensitive to lower solar irradiation and more sensitive towards higher temperatures. Overall variation of financial indicators for a range of yield outputs, is lowest for CIGS panels compared to both types of crystalline panels. CIGS panels show lower variability in financial returns particularly in conditions with higher temperatures that makes the results valid in geographical locations with higher temperatures and higher solar irradiation. The findings are useful for multiple stakeholders within the PV industry who have an interest in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern hemisphere, where such investigations are limited though solar resource is abundant.

Walwyn DR, Naidoo S

African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 12 (1), pp. 33 - 46..

Title:  Policy mixes and overcoming challenges to innovation in developing
countries: Insights from a mixed methods study of South Africa's manufacturing sector

Abstract:  Although innovation policy mix as an analytical framework has been widely used and reported for developed countries, its application to developing countries has been minimal. In this study, an exploratory sequential approach has been followed in order to initially profile the policy mix in South Africa and then develop an understanding of how the policy mix could be rebalanced, and hence be more effective, in addressing the requirements within its manufacturing sector. The characterization followed the typology as used by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in order to allow a cross-case comparison with two other countries (India and Canada). This analysis has concluded that South Africa’s policy mix is dominated by supply-side measures which support early stage research with more limited assistance for market development. Rebalancing the innovation policy mix towards the use of more demand-side instruments, combined with generic rather than population targeted policies, could address these deficiencies and improve the prospects for the sector. It is further proposed that the methodology be routinely applied in developing countries, particularly as a means of ensuring policy cohesion and synergy.

Tshetshema CT,Chan K

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 32 (8), pp. 955 - 967..

Title:  A systematic literature review of the relationship between demographic diversity and innovation performance at team-level.

Abstract: Demographic diversity is a relevant aspect to consider when forming innovation teams, particularly where the labour market needs to be transformed in terms of age, gender and race (as in South Africa). Existing research reports mixed findings about the effects of demographic diversity on innovation performance of teams. This study contributes to the existing equivocal research by systematically reviewing the literature about the effects of demographic diversity and its dimensions on innovation performance of teams. Results show that high diversity of demographic dimensions, namely age, gender and culture increases team innovation performance when considered individually while the overall team demographic diversity has mixed effects. This review also confirms the existence and effects of various moderators that can be leveraged to develop team-formation policies such that the direct effects of demographic diversity and its dimensions on team performance can be influenced to foster the desired innovation performance. 

Hove P, Grobbelaar S

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 31 (1), pp. 47 - 64

Title:  Innovation for inclusive development: Mapping and auditing the use of ICTs in the South African primary education system

Abstract: Inclusive education aims to identify and minimise barriers to learning and maximise learner participation in the education system. With a focus on the use of information and communication technologies in the South African primary education system, this study aims 1) to create a framework with which to evaluate the current state of ICT uptake across core functions for a school; 2) to audit the current state of innovation uptake; 3) to use the audit outcomes to identify challenges to the uptake of ICTs; and 4) to identify measures for facilitating an improved uptake of these innovations. The researchers conclude that a need exists for government to ensure consistent ICT uptake and use throughout the education system through a better implementation of standards, policies, and processes that facilitate technology uptake.

Joubert FJ, Pretorius L

Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering
146 (1), pp. 1 - 13..

Title:  Design and Construction Risks for a Shipping Port and Container
Terminal: Case Study.

Abstract:  This paper presents the risk identification process, a checklist of 215 different risks, and an associated risk breakdown structure (RBS) for the design and construction phases for a shipping port and associated container terminal. The case study project scope for the research includes a 3,500-m breakwater, 80 ha of reclaimed land, a 1,000-m-long quay wall, port equipment, and buildings. The checklist is categorized according to the project work breakdown structure (WBS) and includes risks associated with (1) breakwater, (2) reclaimed land, (3) entrance canal and basin, (4) quay wall, (5) container yard and buildings, (6) power supply, and (7) project management office. Since the research outcome was developed by subject matter experts during an actual project, it can be used during risk identification, as a completeness check after risk identification on similar projects, or for individual activities (e.g., quay wall construction) per the required project scope. The research also includes a list of risks that specifically relate to marine construction.

Sankaran S, Vaagaasar A, Bekker MC

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 13 (6), pp. 1381 - 1402

Title:  Assignment of project team members to projects. Project managers'
influence strategies in practice.

Abstract:  Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate how project managers, influence the assignment of project team members by directly assigning or specifying who they want or by indirectly using lateral influence strategies to secure the appropriate resources. This study is part of a wider study investigating the balance between vertical and horizontal leadership in projects in which nomination (or assignment) was identified as a key event contributing to balancing the leadership. It focuses specifically on the nomination or assignment event at the start of a project. Design/methodology/approach Based on the philosophy of critical realism, case studies were used to collect data through 70 semi-structured interviews in Australia, Scandinavia and South Africa. Interviews were conducted with senior managers, project managers and project team members. Two project team members who worked with the same project manager were interviewed to gather diverse views. The data were analyzed individually by researchers from each location using a coding method proposed by Miles et al. (2014). The researchers then jointly analyzed the findings to arrive at five common themes from that explained how team members were assigned in practice. Findings Despite the recognized need for project managers to form their own teams, this study found that project team members were often assigned by others. This was because project managers lacked authority to secure their resources. Therefore, they used lateral influence strategies to help with assigning project team members. The study identified five lateral influencing strategies adopted by project managers to assign team members: creating an image of competence; creating coalitions; taking a gamble; waiting for the right moment; and reasoning with facts. Two of these lateral influencing strategies were not identified in the previous literature on influencing strategies used in organizations. Research limitations/implications The findings should not be viewed as representative of the respective continents where the cases were studied. However, this study contributes to the literature on project management, illuminating how project teams are assigned and by whom and, specifically, the role that influence plays during this event of the balanced leadership theory. It also identifies the types of lateral influence strategies used by project managers when assigning team members to their projects. It provides a pathway to explore the use of lateral influencing strategies by project managers beyond the assignment process. Practical implications This study will help project managers to become aware of influencing strategies that they can use in practice while assigning team members to their projects. It will also highlight the importance of assigning the right resources to projects with a view to achieving balanced leadership. Originality/value This research is of value to organizations using projects to successfully deliver their strategies by assigning suitable resources to their projects.


Platzek B, Pretorius L

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 17 (3), pp 1- 24

Regional Cooperation in a Thriving Entrepreneurial Economy: A Holistic View on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.

Amoah C, Pretorius L

Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 18 (3), pp. 611

Evaluation of the impact of risk management on project performance
in small construction firms In South Africa. The case study of construction

van Rooyen M,  van der Lingen E, Ross V

Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 120 (4), pp. 269 - 276..

Technology commercialization front-end framework: Metallurgical

Potts S

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa, 31 (2), pp. 1 - 18..

 An exploratory study of the South African concentrated solar power sector using the technological innovation systems framework

Booyens DE,van Beek C

Journal of Construction 13 (1) Pg 5 - 17

Assessing BIM application in the South African construction project management mileu

Visser JK

Proceedings of the 61st SIMS Conference on Simulation and modelling, Virtual

The effect of input distribution skewness on the output distribution for total project schedule simulation

Dakada MHC, Amadi-Echendu JE

Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Stavanger, Norway

Asset replacement decisions in the context of the Mining sector

Ruiters C, Amadi-Echendu JE

Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Stavanger, Norway

Engineering and financial realities of water infrastructure in South Africa.

John RS, Erasmus L

Proceedings of 2020 International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), Cape Town, South Africa.

A study of system development in a research and development environment with a focus on radar systems.

Sparrius AJA

Proceedings of 2020 International Council on Systems Engineering(INCOSE), Cape Town, South Africa

The wisest system engineering mentor and mentee of the year award.

Sparrius AJA

Proceedings of 2020 International Council on Systems Engineering(INCOSE), Cape Town, South Africa.

The greatest young system engineers of the year challenge.

Oosthuizen R, Pretorjus L

Proceedings of 2020 International Council on Systems Engineering(INCOSE),
Cape Town, South Africa.

A bibliometric method for analysis of systems engineering research

Scribante NP, Pretorius L

Proceedings of 2020 International Council on Systems Engineerlng(INCOSE), Cape Town, South Africa.

Establishing a reference model for requirements elicitation behavior.

Inda PO, Lalk J

Proceedings of 2020 International Council on Systems Engineering(INCOSE), Cape Town, South Africa.

Synergetics as a systems theoretical and methodological lens in structuring energy poverty.

Amadi-Echendu JE, Ebersohn L, du Plessis C, van der Merwe AJ, Stols GH

Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society Conference (TEMSCON), Detroit, USA.

A multidisciplinary case study on managing the resilience of connected systems.

Pretorius L, Malik P

Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society Conference (TEMSCON), Detroit, USA.

Simulation of a generalized equation for innovation in complex adaptive systems.

van Rooyen M, van der Lingen E, Ross V

Proceedings of the 31st Annual Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering Conference, South Africa

Success factors of technology innovation. An organisational perspective.

Ntuli PT, Visser JK

Proceedings of the 31st Annual Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering Conference, South Africa

The selection of risk analysis methods in large scale project organisations in South Africa.

Theron PF, Botha AP

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt.

A conceptual framework for machine ethics development and adoption.

Botha AP

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt.

Management of technology in a post-digital world.

Steyn P, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt.

Early life cycle design management. A case study on MBSE deployment in project execution.

Mthiyane NH, Pretorius MW

Proceedings of
the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Industry 4.0. A skills gap analysis at an electricity utility.

Oosthuizen R, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Bibliometric analysis of technology management research topic trends.

Maluleke GT, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Modelling the potential impact of e-content and e-learning in education
outcomes of poor SA schools in the 4th industrial revolution era.

Coetzee J, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Prognostics and health management modelling. Applying machine learning techniques to develop a predictive maintenance strategy in the railway environment.

Muller C, van Waveren CC

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Influences on knowledge use in projects.

Omondi N, Pretorius L

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the lnternatlonal Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Effect of variability in project management competence on project delivery.

Walwyn DR, Cloete JPL

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology                                                                                                                                                                                                Cairo, Egypt

Policy mix to support digital industry in developing countries. Do we
need new instruments or can traditional policies suffice?

Mamphiswana R, Amadl-Echendu JE

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Paradigms for commercialising technologies in the 4IR era.

Sibe E, Amadi-Echendu JE

Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, Cairo, Egypt

Sectoral contextualization of technological capabilities. A view of the oil and gas sector.

Govender I, Thopil GA, InglesiLotz R

J of Cleaner Production, 214, pp. 154 - 165

Financial and economic appraisal of a biogas to electricity project

Van den Berg J, Van der Lingen E

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (1), May, pp. 124 -146

An empirical study of the factors affecting the adoption of mobile enterprise applications

Naicker P, Thopil GA

J of Cleaner Production, 214, pp. 154 - 165

A framework for sustainable utility scale renewable energy selection in South Africa

Visser HR, Thopil GA

Renewable Energy , 139, pp. 9 - 21

Life cycle cost profitability of biomass power plants in South Africa within the international context

Kagogo TS, Steyn HdeV

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (1), May, pp. 257 -269

Effect of scope readiness on capital projects in mining: A Namibian case study

Hattingh E, Van Waveren CC, Chan KY

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (1), May, pp. 37 - 53

A learning curve theory perspective on projects. Ranking the key determinants to improve project efficiency

Wang L, Goh M, Ding R, Pretorius L

Decision Support Systems, 122 (113062), pp. 1 - 12

Improved simulated annealing based risk interaction network model for project risk response decisions

Hare C, Walwyn DR

South African J of Business Management, 50 (1), pp. 1 - 12

A qualitative study of the attitudes of South African spaza shop owners to coopetitive relationships

Okhori J, Amadi-Echendu JE, Aderemi H, Uhunmwangho R, Okwubunne A

African J of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 11 (4)m pp. 523 - 531

Disconnect between policy and practice in developing countries: Evidence of managing e-waste from Nigeria

Ameen AM, Lalk J

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (2), August, pp. 176 - 189

Wind energy development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Application of the SATSA framework

Botha AP

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (3), November, pp. 20 - 28

Innovating for market adoption in the fourht industrial revolution

Pienaar C, Van der Lingen E, Preis EP

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (3), November, pp. 199 - 209

A framework for successful new product development

Botha AP

J of Manufacturing Technology Management, 30 (8), pp. 1250 - 1264

A mind model for intelligent machine innovation using future thinking principles

Pettersen I, Amo B, Van der Lingen E, Voldsund K, Bragelien J

Education + Training, 61 (9), pp. 1138 - 1150

Developing engineering students' willingness and ability to perform creative tasks

Walwyn DR, Bertoldi A, Gable C

J of Manufacturing Technology Management, 30 (8), pp. 1179 - 1195

Building the hydrogen economy through niche experimentation and digitalisation

Roux RN, Van der Lingen E, Botha AP

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 30 (3), November, pp. 199 - 209

A systematic literature reiew on the titanium metal product value chain

Malik P, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (1), May: pp 1-20

A case study validation of the application of a generalised equation of innovation in complex adaptive systems

Chitongo MA, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (1), May: pp 169-183

Client project time schedule controls - An empirically-based system dynamics conceptual model

Mahlangu N, Thopil GA

Journal of Cleaner Production, 195, pp 32-43

Life Cycle analysis of external costs of a parabolic trough concentrated solar power plant

Armstrong A, Van der Lingen E, Lourens R, Chen J

South African Journal of Business Management, 49 (1) March: pp 1-8

Towards a new model of grit within a cognitive-affective framework of self-regulation

Muller R, Sankaran S, Drouin N, Vaagaasar A, Bekker MC

International Journal of Project Management, 36,  pp 83-94

A theory framework for balancing vertical and horizontal leadership in projects

Barnard TJ, Fletcher L, Steyn HDV

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 11(2), pp 432-457

Linking trust and collaboration in project teams to project management success

Chudy M, Thopil GA, Alonso G, Slabber JFM

Safety Science, 105,  pp 1-8

Estimation of occupational compensation based on a linear-quadratic methodology for the nuclear industry

Manyuchi AE & Ouma JM

Politikon, 45 (2),  pp 261-275

Public policies and institutions influencing South Africa's outward foreign direct investment

Steenkamp JR, Bekker MC

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (1), May:  pp 74 - 85

Validating a project life cycle review framework for mining projects at Exxaro

Knoben J, Oerlemans LAG, Krijkamp A, Provan K

Organization Science, 29 (3), May:  pp 471-488

What do they know?  The anticedents of information accuracy differentials in interorganizational networks

Manyuchi AE, Ouma JM

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, 9(1), null:  pp 21-41

The production of use of indicators in science, technology and innovation policy-making in Africa:  Lessons from Malawi and South Africa

Walwyn DR, Nkolele AT

Health Research Policy and Systems, 16 (3) :  pp 1-17

An evaluation of South Africa's public-private partnership for the localisation of vaccine research, manufacture and distribution

Liu H, Pretorius L, Jiang D

Eurasip Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking, 2018 (158),  pp 1-9

Optimization of cold chain logistics distribution network terminal

Xu D, Pretorius L, Jiang D

Eurasip Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking, 2018 (156),  pp 1-7

Predict the logistic risk:  fuzzy comprehensive measurement method of particle swarm optimization algorithm?

Behane TD, Grobbelaar S

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (1) May: pp 195 - 204

The process of intra-film technology transfer: A case study of a marine mining company

Tshuma B, Steyn HdeV, Van Waveren CC

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (2) : pp 127 - 140

The role played by PMO's in transfer of knowledge between projects: A conceptual framework

Bekker MC, Mashaba JT

South African of Agricultural Extension, 46 (1), pp. 83 -91

A critical review of agricultural related construction project failures at the Department of Agricultural, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs (DARDLEA): Mpumalanga

Van der Blink PA, Steyn JS

Int. J of Innovation and Technology Management,15 (5), pp. 1- 31

Strategic complexity of impactful innovation in automotive component manufacturing in an emerging economy

Van der Lingen, Paton AN

J of the Southern African Institute of Mnint and Metallurgy, 118, October, pp. 1087 - 1094

Market implications for technology acquisition modes in the South African ferrochrome context

Hlophe SC, Visser JK

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (3) : pp 82 - 91

Risk management during outage projects at power plants

Chitongo MA, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (3) : pp 121 - 131

Unintended negative effects of client project cost controls: A system dynamics approach

Fanta GB, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (3) : pp 132 - 147

A conceptual framework for sustainable eHealth implementation in resource-contrained settings

Botha AP

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (3) : pp 148 - 160

Rapidly arriving futures: Future readiness for industry 4.0

Pretorius S, Steyn HdeV, Barnard TJ

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (3) : pp 161 - 172

Leadership styles in projects: Current trends and future opportunities

Louw W, Wium J, Steyn HdeV, Gevers W

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (3) : pp 173 - 187

The megaproject sponsor as leader

Stephens A, Walwyn DR

Renewable Energy Focus, 27 December, pp. 44 - 58

Wind energy in the United Kingdom: Modelling the effect of increases in installed capacity on generation efficiency

Ouma JM, Chaminuka P, Melo A

South African J of International Affairs, 25 (4), December, pp. 531 - 545

Characterising partnership for research and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from the case of the Africa-EU ProIntensAfrica initiative

Bubou G, Amadi-Echendu JE

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (4), December pp. 65 - 81

An assessment of the innovativeness of firms in Nigeria's petroleum sector

Hugo F, Pretorius L, Benade SJ

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (4), pp. 116 - 128

Some aspects of the use and usefulness of quantitative risk analysis tools in project management

Letaba TP, Pretorius MW, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 29 (4), pp. 171 - 183

Innovation profile from the perspective of technology roadmapping practitioners in South Africa

Walwyn DR, Cloete JPL

South African J of Science, 114 (11), pp. 1 - 6

Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation neglects to prioritise issues of performance and human capability

Prinsloo JW, van Waveren CC, Chan KY

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28 (1) May: pp. 1-11

Factors That Impact Knowledge Dissemination In Projects.

Curseu P, Ceri-Booms M, Oerlemans L

Human Resouce Management Review, 27(1), March: pp. 178-192

Task and Person Focused Leadership Behaviours and Team Perfomance: A Meta-Analysis.

Staphorst L, Pretorius L, Pretorius MW, Holland M

Engineering Management Journal, 29 (1)

Impact of Intellectual Property Rights On Governance.

Ogano NO, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28 (1) May: pp. 20-35

Analysis of Policy Options For Projects In The Electricity Sector In Sub Saharan Africa: A System Dynamics Approach.

Van Druten ES & Bekker MC

Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol 117 May: pp. 485-490

Towards an inclusive model to address unsuccessful mine closures in South Africa

Kunniger D, Walwyn DR

International Journal of technological learning, innovation and development, 9 (2), pp.137-152

Weaknesses in policy to support technology diffusion:  A study of addititve manufacturing in South Africa

Steenhuis H, Pretorius L

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol 28(1), pp. 122-143.

The additive manufacturing innovation:  A range of implications

Mulamula GS, AmadiEchendu JE

International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development, 16 (2), June: pp. 119-139

An examination of the potential links between ICT technology transfer and sustainable development

Zhong Z, Chudy M, Ruiz H, Zhang X, Coombs T

Physica C-Superconductivity and its applications, 536 May: pp. 18-25

Critical current studies of a HTS rectangular coil

Boshoff DGB, Krugell JC, van Heerden AHG

Acta Structilla, 24(1), June: pp. 99 - 127

Characteristics of the safety climate in teams with world-class safety performance on construction projects in South Africa

Amsterdam HF, Thopil GA

Waste Management, October 2017 Vol 68 pp. 774-785

Enablers towards establishing and growing South Africa's waste to electricity industry

Singh V & Walwyn DR

Journal of Research Practice, Vol 13 Issue 2

Influence of personal epistemology on research design: Implications for research ethics

Liu H, Jiang D & Pretorius L

Jounal of Residuals Science & Technology, vol 14 No 3 pp. 675-682

Research on standardised cold-container system based on one vehicle with multi-temperature control

Joubert F & Petorius MW

SAJIE Vol 28 No 2 pp 133-147

Using Monte Carlo simulation to create a ranked check list of risks in a portfolio of railway contstruction projects

Engelbrecht H, Meyer W & Steyn H

Journal of Contemporary Management, Vol 14 no 1 pp 893-919

Escalation of commitment: Evaluating project termination behaviour of masters of engineering management students

Louw IR, Steyn H & Van Waveren Cc

Journal of Contemporary Management, Vol 14 no 1 pp 986-1010

Inhibitors to the transfer of knowledge generated on projects: A case study within a construction company

Visser JK & Kirstein J

SAJIE Vol 28 No 4 pp 66 - 79

Risk modelling of  heavy mobile equipment to determine optimum replacement ages

Steyn H, Barnard T & Pretorius S

SAJIE Vol 28 No 4 pp 95 - 108

Exploring project-related factors that influence leadership styles and their effect on project performance:  A conceptual framework

Kruger HJ, Focke WW, Mhike W, Taute AT, Roberson A

Fire & Materials 41 pp 573-586

Thermal properties of polyethylene flame retarded with expandable graphite and intumescent fire retarded additives

Smit MC, Barnard TJ, Streyn HDV, FabrisRotelli IN

South African Journal of Information Management 19(1) pp 1 - 10

Email communication in project management:  A bane or a blessing?




Khumalo M, Van der Lingen E

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering 28(3) pp 147 - 160

The open business model in a dynamic business environment:  A literature review

Van Waveren CC, Oerlemans L, Pretorius MW

South African Journal of Economic & Management Sciences 20 (1) pp 1-16

Refining the classification of knowledge transfer mechanisms for project-to-project knowledge sharing

Murwira D, Bekker MC

.Acta Structilia 24(2) pp 128 - 145

Building an infrastructure project performance in the North-West Province Department of Public Works and Roads

Kirstein JC, Brent A

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering 28(4) pp 14 - 31

An investigation into the normalisation of water and energy usage in the brewery industry

Okorhi J, AmadiEchendu J

African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development Online pp1 -9

Disconnect between policy and practice in developing countries:  Evidence of managing e-waste from Nigeria

Manyuchi AE, Ouma JM

Politikon, Online pp 1-15

Public policies and institutions influencing South Africa's outward foreign direct investment

Joubert F & Petorius L

Business, Management and Education 15 pp 1 - 13

Using risk simulation to reduce the capital cost requirement for a programme of capital projects

Xu D, Jiang D, Pretorius L

Boletin Técnico (Technical Bulletin) 55 pp 321-334

A domestic and foreign literature review on the risk prevention and control of logistics project management




Makhoba XS, Pouris A

South African Journal of Science, 113 (1),  pp 1-8

Bibliometric analysis of the development of nanoscience research in South Africa

Walwyn DR, Cloete L

South African Journal of Science, Vol 122(7), July: pp. 121-128.

Universities are becoming major players in the national system of innovation.

Nkiwane NH, Meyer WG, Steyn HDV

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol 27(1), May: pp.192-203

The use of earned value management for initiating directive project control decisions: A case study.

van der Linde J, Steyn HDV

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol 27(1), May: pp. 151-161

The effect of a project management office on project and orginisational performance: A case study

Khan MR, Thopil GA, Lalk J

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 62 September, pp.326-335

Review of proposals for practical power sector restructuring and reforms in a dynamic electricit supply industry.

Thopil GA, Pouris A       

Renweable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 62 September, pp. 1106-1121.

A 20 year forcast of water usage in electricity generation for South Africa amidst water scarce condtions.

Salazar H, Oerlemans LAG

Journal of Consumer Affairs, vol 50(2), 2016 pp.286-314

Do we follow the leader or the masses? Antecedents of the willingness to pay extra for eco-products.

Ebers M, Oerlemans LAG

Journal of Management, vol 42(6), September: pp.1491-1529

The variety of governance structures beyond market and hierarchy.

Hoffman DJ, Nkadimeng LM

Journal Of Construction, vol 9(1), March: pp. 1-7

Investigating water supply challenges in the Elias Motsoaledi Municipality of Limpopo province, South Africa: A case of Motetema Settlement.

Oosthuizen R, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol 27(2), August: pp. 15-29

Assessing the impact of new technology on complex sociotechnical systems.

Meyer IP, Barnard TJ, Steyn HDV, Jordaan JC

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol 27(2), August: pp. 60-71.

Exploring the use of computer-mediated video communication in engineering projects in South Africa.

Peach RH, Ellis HJP, Visser JK

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 27(2), August: pp. 177-189.

A maintenance performance measurement framework that includes maintenance human factors: A case study from the electricity transmission industry

Barnard TJ, Fletcher L, Steyn HDV

Acta Structilla, 23(1), pp. 36-69.

Exploring the influence of instant messaging and video conferencing of the quality of project communication.

Makhoba XS, Pouris A

African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, vol 8(2), pp. 187-196.

Scientometric assessment of selected R&D priority areas in South Africa: A comparison with other BRICS countries.

Staphorst L, Pretorius L, Pretorius MW

Technological Forcasting and Social Change, vol 111, October: pp. 110-123.

Technology forecasting in the National Resarch and Education Network technology domain using context sensitive data fusion.

Riley DL, Walwyn DR, Edlin C

Organic Process Research & Development, vol 20(4), April: pp.742-750.

An improved process for the prepation of Tenofo vir Disoprixil Fumarate.

Meleloe KE, Walwyn DR

South African Journal of Business Management, vol 47(3), September: pp. 63-72

Success factors for the commercialisation of gas-to-liquids tecnology.

Singh R, Lalk J

South African Journal of Industical Engineering, vol 27(3), November: pp. 287-302.

An investigation into the barriers to energy efficiency within medium to large manufacturing firms operating within the Ethekwini municipal area.

Oerlemans LAG, Chan KY, Volschenk J

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol 66, December: pp. 875-885

Willingness to pay for green electricity: A review of the contigent valuation literature and its sources of error.

Wang N, Jiang D, Pretorius L

Technology in Society, vol 47 November: pp. 140-147.

Conflict-resolving behaviour of poroject managers in international projects: A culture-based comparative study.

Ligthart R, Oerlemans LAG, Noorderhaven N

Organization Studies, vol 37 (12), December: pp. 1721-1743.

In the shadows of time: A case study of flexibility behaviours in an interorganizational project.




Steenhuis H, Pretorius L

Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, vol 27(7), pp. 990-1012.

Consumer addictive manufacturing or 3D printing adoption: an exploratory study.

Bell L, van Waveren CC, Steyn HDV

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol 27(4), December: pp. 18-33.

Knowledge-sharing within the project-based organization: A knowledge-pull framework.

Maluleke GT, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 27 (4), December: pp.66-76.

Modelling the impact of mining on socio-economic infrastrucure development - A system dynamics approach.

Banda RM, Pretorius L

South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol 27(4), December: pp. 203-214.

The effect of scope definition on infrastucture projects: A case in Malawi's public and private implementing agencies.

Pouris A, Ho Y

South African Journal of Science, Vol 112(3), March: pp. 83-88.

A bibliometric analysis of research on Ebola in Science Citation Index Expanded.

Pouris A

South African Journal of Science, 112 (11), November: pp. 1-8

A bibliometric assessment of energy research in South Africa.

InglesiLotz R, Pouris A

Energy Sources Part B-Economics Planning & Policy, 11 (7), pp. 626-636

On the casuality and determinants of energy and electricity demand in South Africa:  A review

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