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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Emanuel, Matthew Torben
URN etd-06302012-190049
Document Title Developing a normative framework for effective turnaround management for state-owned enterprises by applying key learnings of successful turnaround management in the private sector
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Dr R Raina Supervisor
Keywords
  • resource-based view
  • normative framework
  • private sector and state-owned enterprises
  • effective turnaround management
Date 2012-03-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
The study sought to understand the factors that contribute to effective turnaround management of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs), based on the extant determinants of successful private sector turnaround strategies.

The purpose was to develop a normative framework for effective turnaround management in SOEs, as well as to provide a conceptual view of the potential cohesions of turnaround strategies in public and private sector management.

The study was conducted in two phases. A straw framework was developed based on the literature review, consisting of generic turnaround conceptual themes. This was supplemented by three primary strategies drawn from private sector evidence. The framework was then refined and used as a basis for analysing three published cases of turnaround in SOEs, with a pragmatic view to developing a normative framework for effective turnaround management.

The theoretical underpinnings of the resource-based view (RBV) were ruminated throughout the research process, and proved to be a fairly significant enabler for enhancing competitiveness through managerial-orientated competencies, during periods of turnaround.

Organisational conditions varied, rendering fluctuating impacts of the ascribed strategies. However, findings indicated that well-conceived adaptions of private sector strategies were broadly effective in improving performance in SOEs.

2012, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Emanuel, MT 2011, Developing a normative framework for effective turnaround management for state-owned enterprises by applying key learnings of successful turnaround management in the private sector, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06302012-190049/ >

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