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dc.contributor.advisorKader, Abdulla.
dc.creatorKhumalo, Bongani Duncan.
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-23T13:05:34Z
dc.date.available2017-08-23T13:05:34Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/14746
dc.descriptionMaster of Business Administration. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville 2016.en_US
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa’s automotive industry has been growing with 37 new brands introduced from 1997 to 2013. The industry has nine local manufacturing automotive plants that produce for both local and export markets while also importing vehicles from their international manufacturing facilities. Local automakers utilize local tier component manufacturers for the parts localization programme. This phenomenon has created an opportunity for international parts suppliers to provide genuine and alternative replacement parts to the South African market for in-warranty and out of warranty repairs. This study investigates the effect of the cheap China copy replacement products on local tier component manufacturers. The objective of this study is to identify the factors that influence the buying decisions of customers and their impact on local suppliers. It will also assist local tier component manufacturers and automakers to formulate strategies that will assist to provide value proposition to customers and industry stakeholders. The study utilized a mixed research design method that acquired secondary data from the independent aftermarket intermediaries and primary data from the researcher’s market analysis. The secondary data was collected from fifty-five intermediaries using questionnaires. Collected data is analysed in the last chapter with detailed recommendations. The findings suggest that the market requires cheaper alternative products that are reasonably priced and available when required.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectImports--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectAutomobile industry and trade--Economic aspects--South Africa.en_US
dc.subjectAutomobile industry and trade--South Africa--Equipment and supplies.en_US
dc.subjectSouth Africa--Commerce--China.en_US
dc.subjectSouth Africa--Foreign economic relations--China.en_US
dc.subjectTheses--Business administration.en_US
dc.subjectChina imports.en_US
dc.subjectSmiths Manufacturing.en_US
dc.titleThe effect of China imports on Smiths Manufacturing's aftermarket division, Dunair.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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