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"The future growth strategy of MBSA Consulting in South Africa in the light of its BEE status."

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The study is concerned with evaluating the growth strategy of MBSA Consulting which is primarily aligned to the key principles of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). As a black owned company practising in the field of civil engineering consulting, there is strong competition from both established companies and other BEE companies. The literature review included the general overview of South African legislation and regulation related to BEE and has also revisited the academic framework in the field of strategic management. According to the findings of the study, clients of MBSA which are mainly government departments and institutions are generally satisfied with the work of MBSA. However, they felt that MBSA should incorporate non-Historically Disadvantaged Individuals in order for them to compete with established companies which generally are owned and managed by non-HDls. The findings of the study revealed that the employee satisfaction level of MBSA employees is good and that can translate to employee encouragement to stay longer with the firm. Finally, the study concluded that MBSA's growth strategy is feasible and there is potential for this company although the issue of skills shortage in the country remains a problem.


Thesis (MBA)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2006.


Management--Strategic planning., Theses--Business administration., Black Economic Empowerment.