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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Sery, Roy Aharon
URN etd-07032011-133041
Document Title Strategic response of private healthcare funders in South Africa to global climate change
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Z Ismael Supervisor
Keywords
  • private healthcare funders
  • corporate strategy theory
  • corporate response models
  • global climate change
Date 2010-11-10
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

Climate change is an environmental issue that has actual or potential strategic impacts on many companies. The research problem emanates from the scientific work on climate change and the vast health effects that would pose as implications within the healthcare industry. The aim of the research was to explore the strategic response of private healthcare funders in South Africa to global climate change.

By means of a case-study based research design, the stimuli for strategic response, risks and opportunities related to global climate change and strategy and an overall strategic organisational posture under the RDAP continuum scale framework had evolved.

Evidence from the results and analysis brings light to the fact that global climate change as a strategic concern to private healthcare funders remains a point of scepticism. Although some of the organisations from the sample have considered climate change as a strategic concern, there are others that do not.

The study showed that global climate change continues to remain an issue of complexity and uncertainty in the external business environment such that strategy formulation and implementation and acting proactively on the matter remains complicated.

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Please cite as follows:

Sery, RA 2010, Strategic response of private healthcare funders in South Africa to global climate change, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-07032011-133041/>

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