Assignment cover sheet: Course Information Booklet

Name: Student ID: Email: Course Coordinator: Assignment number: Assignment topic as stated in Course Information Booklet: Further Information: (e.g. state if extension was granted and attach evidence of approval, Revised Submission Date) Introduction Coca-Cola Amital is one of the most recognisable products and brand around the world (Heller et al 2006). In 1973 Coca-Cola was […]


The Austrian School of Economics

The Austrian School of Economics, which is also known as the Vienna School or the Psychological School is based on the concept of methodological individualism; which looks at how social and economic occurrences can be explained by the actions of individuals rather than groups. This concept was developed by the founder Carl Menger (1840-1921) and […]


Shrinking Merger Arbitrage Post Crisis; Why Now?

Abstract This study is being conducted on the evolution of merger arbitrage spread post the financial meltdown of 2008 that is considered by many economists as the worst financial crisis after the Great Depression of the 1930s. Considering how cautious investors have become now, putting money in merger arbitrage investment strategy that seeks to profit […]


Regional Economic Organizations

On 15-16 October 2012 the media spotlight was briefly turned on a meeting in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) ‘ a body which had almost escaped notice until then. The main cause of this flurry of interest was an unexpected encounter after the end of the plenary sessions between Turkey’s […]

Case Study

Alignment between business and IT strategies

Alignment between Business and IT strategies: A Case study status at a transport organisation. 1 Introduction 1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH PROBLEM 2 Chapter 2 Literature review 2.1 Introduction The literature review will be based on the research into alignment of business and IT strategies. It forms the basis for answering the research question. The […]


Global Economic Powers

For my personal reflective essay, I have selected from the book Thinking Globally: A Global Studies Reader (2013) edited by Mark Juergensmeye, Part 2, chapter 6, East Asia: Global Economic Powers. I chose this particular chapter because it sustains a contrasting discussion regarding East Asia and its part in the global economy which alternates well […]


South Africa’s Triple Challenge Of Unemployment, Poverty And Inequality

In his State of the Nation Address 2014, President Jacob Zuma, concedes that despite the achievements of the democratic government, South Africa ‘still faces the triple challenge of poverty, inequality, and unemployment’ (State of the Nation, 2014). This triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment, is the democratic government’s biggest test to date. The arguments […]