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Conducting independent research & publication of research outputs

Business Re-Solution conducts independent research studies that take on the form of empirical studies (related to the collection of primary data) and non-empirical research (related to the collection of secondary data). After such studies are conducted, Business Re-Solution publishes results and/or findings in the form of research outputs, on request of clients.

To date, Business Re-Solution has conducted and/or published various independent research studies. Below are examples of published independent research studies:

Journal articles

1) 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).

2) 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).

3) 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).

4) 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).

5) 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).

6) 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).

7) 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).

8) 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).

Working papers

1) 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).

2) 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).

3) 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).

4) 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).

5) 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).

6) 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).

7) 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).

8) 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).

Research reports

1) 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).

2) 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).

Other

1) Bruwer, J-P. 2019. What's my calling? [Online]. Written on 30 December 2019 (Read).

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

3) Bruwer, J-P. 2021. The "Sustenance Framework" [Online]. Written on 26 March 2021 (Read)

Development & publication of research artefacts

Business Re-Solution develops research artefacts in the form of frameworks (structured guidelines for implementation) and models (simplification of a future situation). After development, Business Re-Solution publishes artefacts, on request of clients.

To date, Business Re-Solution has developed and/or published the following research artefacts:

Personality and Passion Framework (freeware)

After conducting longitudinal research studies with Youth (people aged between 18 and 35 years of age) Business Re-Solution developed a framework that provides clarity to people surrounding their "purpose in life". The framework was developed on the works of Briggs Myers and Meyers (1995) and Reiss (2000). Following the development thereof, this framework was published in the form of a questionnaire that automatically produces a customised report.

To access the Personality and Passion Framework can be accessed here.

Sources:
Briggs-Myers, I. & Myers, P. 1995. Gifts Differing. California: CPP.
Reiss, S. 2000. Who am I? The 16 basic desires that motivate our behavior and define our personality. New York, NY: Berkley.

Strengths Framework (freeware)

In an attempt to simplify the strengths (attributes) of people, Business Re-Solution developed a framework, as built on the work of Buckingham and Clifton (2001). This framework was published in the form of a questionnaire that automatically produces a customised report.

The Strengths Framework can be accessed here.

Source:
Buckingham, M. & Clifton, D.O. 2001. Now, discover your strengths: how to develop your talents and those of the people you manage. London: Pocket Books.

The Sustenance Framework

After conducting research on small business sustainability, Business Re-Solution developed the Sustenance Framework. This framework allows for the enhancement of business sustainability through the development of a customised sustainability "blueprint". The Sustenance Framework was published in the form of an user-friendly e-book format.

The Sustenance Framework can be acquired here.
An informative video on the Sustenance Framework can be
viewed here.

Sources:
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), pp. 147-158.
Bruwer, J-P. 2020. The Sustenance Framework. New York: Nova Publishers.

Custom virtual workshop development & publication

Business Re-Solution develops customised virtual workshops. Generally, customised workshops consists of the transfer of information on a particular skill and/or topic, as requested by clients.

To date, Business Re-Solution has developed and published the following workshops:

Sustenance Framework virtual workshop

After the publication of the Sustenance Framework e-book in 2020, Business Re-Solution started to host an array of virtual workshops for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) on it.

In layperson's terms, the Sustenance Framework is a user-friendly internal control framework designed specifically for SMMEs to enhance their sustainability. Ultimately, the Sustenance Framework allows for SMME owners and/or managers to develop customised sustainability "blueprints" which can help their respective SMMEs to remain in operation for the foreseeable future.

Each Sustenance Framework virtual workshop is hosted by Business Re-Solution on selected Saturdays (from 11:00 to 14:00) and every participant is granted access to the presentation material, including a copy of a the Sustenance Framework e-book afterwards.

To register for this virtual workshop, click here.

Motivational Skills virtual workshop

Among the scarce skills in the world of business is that of Motivational Skills. To this end Business Re-Solution has developed a Motivational Skills virtual workshop which deals with the foundation of skills related to self-motivation and motivating others.

Each Motivational Skills virtual workshop is is hosted by Business Re-Solution on selected Saturdays (from 11:00 to 14:00) and every participant is granted access to the presentation material.

To register for this virtual workshop, click here.

Customised research consultation

Business Re-Solution provides customised research consultation to clients. To date, Business Re-Solution has performed the following customised research consultation:

Research documentation reviewing / consultation

Reviewing and/or consulting on research proposal content applicable to postgraduate qualifications.
Reviewing and/or consulting on research proposal content applicable to tenders / grant submissions.
Reviewing and/or consulting on thesis chapter content applicable to postgraduate qualifications.
Reviewing and/or c
onsultation on research report content applicable to tenders / grant submissions.
Consulting on research outputs extraction from thesis chapter content applicable to postgraduate qualifications.

* Where documentation relates to a postgraduate qualification, only studies in Business and Management Sciences are currently accommodated.

Quantitative data reviewing / consultation / development

Development of quantitative survey via Google Forms.
Reviewing of quantitative surveys.
Quantitative data cleaning.
Quantitative data analysis (descriptive statistics and inferential statistics).
Quantitative data interpretation.

Customised small business solutions via Google

Business Re-Solution provides customised small businesses solutions via Google. To date, Business Re-Solution has provided the following customised solutions to small businesses:

Google Sites solutions

Development of professional websites for later hosting.
Reviewing of content on professional websites.

Google Classroom solutions

Development of virtual classrooms.

Google Forms solutions

Development of general surveys.
Development of professional surveys.

Google Docs solutions

Development of electronic source documents (e.g. quotes and invoices)
Development of automatically generated source documents.

Google Sheets solutions

Development of basic accounting system (e.g. journals and trial balance).

In need of our services?

At Business Re-Solution we believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to business is completely impractical and outdated. We thus pride ourselves in providing clients with customised business research solutions that cater to their needs. If you require information about and/or would like to enquire about our services please contact us.