African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4098

Full Length Research Paper

Context and strategy: Managing Sanlam for and in change, 1945-2013

Drotskie Adri
  • Drotskie Adri
  • Head of Research and Faculty Development, Henley Business School, South Africa.
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Grietjie Verhoef
  • Grietjie Verhoef
  • Department of Accountancy, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 04 October 2018
  •  Accepted: 28 November 2018
  •  Published: 14 January 2019


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