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Importance of external environmental labour-related risk factors for financial investment decision-making

J. H. Mostert, S. J. Steel, F J. Mostert
South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences | Vol 5, No 3 | a2746 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems.v5i3.2746 | © 2018 J. H. Mostert, S. J. Steel, F J. Mostert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2018 | Published: 30 September 2002

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J. H. Mostert, Business Initiation Unit, ABSA Corporate and Merchant Bank, South Africa
S. J. Steel, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
F J. Mostert, Department of Business Management, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Abstract

External environmental labour-related risk factors influence the relationship between management and the work force of an enterprise. It is therefore of prime importance to consider these labour-related risk actors in order to be able to take a comprehensive financial investment decision. The risk factors concerned come from the political, economic, social and technological environments. The views of the participating investment practitioners (who are active in the long-term insurance industry) regarding these aspects are analysed against the background of relevant literature. The responses with reference to these labour-related risks in manual and knowledge worker enterprises are presented simultaneously and significant similarities and differences are highlighted.

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