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  • Nel, Pieter; Fourie, Leon (GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association) Conference (15th), 2013)
    Competent managers and human resource (HR) practitioners play a pivotal role in the success of any business. This includes a variety of business functions that ought to he identified and managed to add value to the bottom-line ...
  • Du Plessis, Andries; Fourie, Leon; Nel, Pieter (GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association) Conference (15th), 2013)
    This research considers the role, activities and contribution of HR and managers in six closely related themes that should be addressed to maintain high workplace productivity in a complex business environment in which ...
  • Du Plessis, Andries; Tachiwona, G.; Sukumaran, Sukesh; Marriott, Jeff (SAIMS conference, 15-17 September, Potchefstroom, South Africa., 2014)
    This paper shed light on how managers can use the balanced scorecard to transform low performing information technology service teams into highly productive and profitable units that meet customer service expectations. Two ...
  • Du Plessis, Andries; Marx, A. E.; Botha, C.J. (SAIMS conference, 15-17 September, Potchefstroom, South Africa., 2014)
    Employees have ideas and will not submit it if the environment is not supportive. A suggestion system is as a formal procedure encouraging employees to think creatively about their work and environment to produce ideas. ...
  • Nel, Pieter; Fourie, Leon; Du Plessis, Andries (GBATA (Global Business and Technology Association) Conference (15th), 2013)
    Commonwealth countries have a common colonial background with accompanying problems and opportunities. Recognising and addressing diversity and equal employment opportunity are common issues in these countries. The focus ...
  • Wake, Sue (Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Conference 2013: Sustainable Building & Refurbishment for Next Generations. CTU Prague, Czech Republic,26-28 June., 2013)
    This paper explores the potential for children to learn about sustainability and feel empowered by involvement in the design and construction of the built environment they inhabit, especially schools. This paper concludes ...
  • Bish, A.; Davies, Renee; Haines, L. (Proceedings of the 50th IFLA [International Federation of Landscape Architects] World Congress, Sky City Convention Centre, , 10th-12th April 2013, 2013)
    Invertebrate numbers worldwide are declining, predominantly due a lack of knowledge and detrimental activities on habitat such as urban expansion. "Invertebrates ore essential to our natural environment and to humans,"(Department ...
  • Lawton, Cora; Davies, Renee (Proceedings of the 50th IFLA [International Federation of Landscape Architects] World Congress, Sky City Convention Centre, , 10th-12th April 2013, 2013)
    With rising meat consumption worldwide, particularly in developing countries, there is a need to explore new approaches in designing forms to assist with affordable meat production within a framework of improved environmental ...
  • Dove, K.; Popov, Nikolay (Proceedings of the 50th IFLA [International Federation of Landscape Architects] World Congress, Sky City Convention Centre, , 10th-12th April 2013, 2013)
    Parametric design has been widely used by architects. However within landscape architecture and urban design its use has been very limited (Steino, 2012). This paper reports on initial findings of on-going research that ...
  • Bradbury, Matthew (Changing Cities: Spatial, morphological, formal & socio-economic dimensions, 2013)
    The contemporary waterfront, a real estate invention of 1970s rust belt Baltimore has proved to be a peculiarly resilient urban trope. The transformation of an industrial waterfront into a consumerist landscape follows a ...
  • Griffiths, Pete; Aitken, D. (50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, 'Shared Wisdom in an Age of Change, 2013)
    A new landscape journal has been developed called Xsection. This publication calls for articles from landscape practitioners, academics, and students. The journals intent is to promote rigorous discussion about landscape ...
  • Griffiths, Christopher P.; Cray, R. (50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, 'Shared Wisdom in an Age of Change, 2013)
    An investigation into the complex relationship that exists between conservation and tourism territories from a landscape based perspective.Trials were performed on the Muriwai Gannet Colony, Otakamiro Headland,West ...
  • Randerson, Janine (Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, 2013)
    This paper suggests that artworks such as Yoko Ono’s Sky TV (1966), Hans Haacke’s Condensation Cube (1963-65), and David Behrman, Robert Watts and Bob Diamond’s Cloud Music (1974-79) are ancestors to a significant strand ...
  • Joyce, Zita; Ballard, Su; McCaw, Caroline; Smith, Vicki; Lane, Trudy; Clothier, Ian; Randerson, Janine; Butt, Danny; Joyce, Zita (Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney, 2013)
    In the aftermath of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, Christchurch, New Zealand is framed as a ‘transitional’ city, moving from its demolished past to a speculative future. The ADA Mesh Cities project asks what role media art ...
  • Li, Xiaosong (43rd IEEE Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2013, 2013)
    Inquiry based and constructivist activities can motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives and develop high level reasoning skills. This paper describes a case study of six ...
  • Dacey, Simon; Song, Lei; Pang, Shaoning (ICONIP 2013 : 20th International Conference on Neural Information Processing, 2013)
    Land management and planning is essential to assist the economic growth, sustainable resource use and environmental protection of a city. This paper describes a novel approach to automatic encroachment detection to assist ...
  • Ardekani, Iman; Abdulla, Waleed H. (IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (2013), 2013)
    This paper concerns about the theoretical stability of the adaptation process performed by the Filtered-x Least Mean Square (FxLMS) algorithm in active control of acoustic noise. A dynamic model for the Variance of Residual ...
  • Ardekani, Iman; Abdulla, Waleed H. (Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 2013)
    This paper concerns adaptive active control of acoustic noise in free space. Conventional adaptive active noise control algorithms are efficient in acoustic ducts or headphones; however, they are very sensitive when being ...
  • Basheri, Mohammed; Burd, Liz; Munro, Malcolm; Baghaei, Nilufar (10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 2013)
    The use of Multi-touch interfaces for collaborative learning has received significant attention. Their ability to synchronously accommodate multiple users is an advantage in co-located collaborative design tasks. This paper ...
  • Jayawardena, Chandimal; Baghaei, Nilufar; Ganeshan, Kathiravelu; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent System & Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics, 2013)
    Developing socially assistive robots is an emerging interdisciplinary research area, which requires collaboration between a wide range of disciplines. Among recent research projects, there have been attempts to develop ...