Conducting research: An overview

Research is an activity that is performed with the main intent to add value to an existing body of knowledge. To perform research, it is important to understand the intended research design ("blueprint" to be followed), the intended research methodology (the plan of action to implement the "blueprint"), as well as the intended research methods (the tools required to help implement the "blueprint").

Be it
empirical research or non-empirical research that you require, Business Re-Solution has you covered. Below is a list of published research studies that Business Re-Solution conducted:

Journal articles

Bruwer, J-P., Smith, J. & Le Roux, S. 2019. Critical innovation skills required of South African sole trader Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise management and its influence on perceived economic sustainability. Expert Journal of Business and Management, 7(2):256-262 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P., Beck, T. & Fourie, H. 2019. Considering the Control Legacy-K (CLK) Framework to serve as a basis for a mixed-method measuring instrument to assess the control environment of non-JSE listed business entities. Expert Journal of Business and Management, 7(2):271-279 (Read here).

Petersen, A., Bruwer, J-P. & Mason, R. 2020. Source document usage and the financial sustainability of South African small, medium and micro retailers. Expert Journal of Business and Management, 8(1): 110-119 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P. 2020. Fortifying South African Small Medium and Micro Enterprise Sustainability through a Proposed Internal Control Framework: The Sustenance Framework. Expert Journal of Business and Management, 8(2): 147-158 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P., Smit, Y., Le Roux, S. & Siwangaza, L. 2020 (2021). Conceptualising the modern Internal Auditor amidst the 4th Industrial Revolution: A literature review. International Journal of Critical Accounting, 11(6): 503-519 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P., Mabesele, L., Brown, T., Charles, C., Coulter, I., Williams, E. & Witbooi, N. 2021. The feasibility of plastic bag usage for newly established South African Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises amidst increases in Sin tax: An online desktop study. International Journal of Business Research and Management, 12(4): 175-190 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P, Mabesele, L., Benting, V., Cloete, J., Jacobs, C., Marais, J., Rabolao, K. & Spangenberg, M. 2021. The theoretical link between cash flow statement usage and decision making in South African Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises. International Journal of Business Research and Management, 12(4): 191-204 (Read here).

Van Zyl, E., Venter, T., Bruwer, J-P. 2021. The Catalysed Use of Fourth Industrial Revolution Interventions in South African Higher Education Institutions, due to COVID-19, and its Influence on Efficacy, 9(1): 64-73 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P. & Smith, J. 2021. The sustainability of newly established business entities: The Sustenance Framework. Expert Journal of Business and Management, 9(2): 75-87 (Read here).

Working papers

Bruwer, J-P. 2020. The sustainability of South African Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) operating in the retail industry amidst the ever-increasing excise taxation on tobacco products, alcohol products and plastic bags: A literature review (BRS/2020/001), 22 March 2020. Available at SSRN (Read here).

Perold, I., Hattingh, C. & Bruwer, J-P. 2020. The forced cancellation of four jewel events amidst COVID-19 and its probable influence on the Western Cape economy: A literature review (BRS/2020/002). Available at SSRN (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P., Hattingh, C., Young, C., Oosthuizen, C., Viljoen, A., Joubert, E., Engelbrecht, M., Perold, I., Bergh, N., Voke., T. & Smith, J. 2020. Research collaboration and networking (RECON) endorsement in South African universities and its theoretical link to research productivity (BRS/2020/003). Available at SSRN (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P., Perold, I. & Hattingh, C. & 2020. Probable measures to aid South African Small Medium and Micro Enterprises’ sustainability, post-COVID-19: A literature review (BRS/2020/004). Available at SSRN (Read here).

Perold, I., Hattingh, C., Bama, H., Bergh, C. & Bruwer, J-P. 2020. The forced cancellations of four selected annual sport events (ASEs) due to COVID-19 and its socio-economic influence on South Africa: A literature review. (BRS/2020/005). Available at SSRN (Read here).

Mbomvu, L., Hlongwane, I.T., Nxazonke, N.P., Qayi, Z. & Bruwer, J-P. 2021. Load Shedding and its Influence on South African Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise Profitability, Liquidity, Efficiency and Solvency (working paper BRS/2021/001). Available at SSRN (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P. 2021. Dissecting the research productivity of South African universities situated in the Western Cape, prior to COVID-19: An online desktop study (working paper BRS/2021/002). 18 May 2021. Available at SSRN (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P. 2021. South African residential electricity price increases between 2013 and 2020: An online desktop study (working paper BRS/2021/003). 30 July 2021. Available at SSRN (Read here).

Masama, B.T. & Bruwer, J-P. 2021. The feasibility of blockchain technology as a tool for Zimbabwean financial inclusion: An online desktop review (working paper MC/2021/001). 20 October 2021. Available at SSRN (Read here).

Research reports

Petersen, A., Bruwer, J-P. & Mason, R. 2020. Source document usage and the financial sustainability of South African small, medium and micro retailers. Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair, Project 2019/32 (Read here).

Bruwer, J-P. & Mason, R. 2020. The influence of internal control activities used by sole trader South African Small, Medium and Micro Retail Enterprises operating in Cape Town and the attainment of their key financial objectives. Wholesale and Retail Leadership Chair, Project 2019/32 (Read here).

Books

Bruwer, J-P. 2020. The Sustenance Framework. Nova Publishers: New York (Read here).