Corporate final nodal destination choices in the exodus from Johannesburg Central Business District

Show simple item record Khatleli, Nthatisi 2017-10-26T08:01:39Z 2017-10-26T08:01:39Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Khatleli, N., 2017, Coprporate final nodal destination choices in the exodus from Johannesburg Central Business District, ISEC Press, USA en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9960437-4-8
dc.description This paper was presented at the ISEC under the theme: Resilient Structures and Sustainable Construction Edited by Pellicer, E., Adam, J. M., Yepes, V., Singh, A., and Yazdani, S en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The opening up of the invisible barriers after the fall of apartheid in South Africa led to massive internal migrations and relocations to bigger cities. Johannesburg as the biggest economic hub not only in South Africa but in Africa, pulled the majority of the new opportunity seekers from across the Africa continent. This uncontrolled influx led to overcrowding, increased crime and grime in the city center of Johannesburg. The loss of value of property in this part of the city led to a lot of corporate organizations relocating to budding economic nodes in and around Johannesburg. The study seeks to understand the processes that were applied in deciding the suitable new Headquarters for these blue chip companies. The new nodes that accommodated the new relocators have over time assumed identities of their own in terms of the type of companies that are mostly found in these areas. Although these identity nuances are not pronounced at first glance, they are accentuated with greater scrutiny. The study sought to see if there is a fit between the independent observation of the characteristics of these locations and the perceived attractors to the blue chip firms. This was achieved by interviewing the executives of these companies and sending emails to some in order to understand the processes and triggers affecting their decisions. It was generally observed that prestige and locational characteristics that complemented the company’s ethos were the overriding triggers in deciding on the final nodal destination. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher International Structural Engineering Construction Conference (ISEC) Press en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright © 2017 ISEC Press Author(s) retain the right to self-archive the final published version or parts of it on an author’s personal website or a not for profit server or repository associated with the institution that employs the author(s en_ZA
dc.subject Locational characteristics en_ZA
dc.subject Relocation en_ZA
dc.subject Blue chip en_ZA
dc.subject Triggers en_ZA
dc.subject Nodes en_ZA
dc.title Corporate final nodal destination choices in the exodus from Johannesburg Central Business District en_ZA
dc.type Report en_ZA
dc.description.librarian BM2017 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi en_ZA
dc.citation.epage 6 en_ZA
dc.citation.spage 1 en_ZA

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