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An investigation into the feasibility of using e-business to sell plant material to the South African nursery industry

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dc.contributor.author Pollard, Bryn
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-18T13:52:54Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-18T13:52:54Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other 305561
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/87
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)-Business Studies Unit, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 vii, 108 leaves en
dc.description.abstract The South African nursery industry has faced many challenges over the last ten years. Excess in both demand and supply occur in any given year. The cost of maintaining a plant beyond its ideal ‘sell-by-date’ erodes profit and after time, results in complete wastage. The seedling nursery industry cannot afford to throw away large quantities of surplus seedlings or those that have become root-bound. The size of the wastage problem was unknown. It was believed that a website for trading surplus stock of seedlings might be the answer to the oversupply experienced by individual nurseries. The literature was consulted to establish what had made large companies successful. The advantages and disadvantages of E-business were investigated. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Internet marketing--South Africa en
dc.subject Electronic commerce--South Africa en
dc.subject Nurseries (Horticulture)--South Africa en
dc.subject Nursery dealers--South Africa en
dc.subject Nursery growers--South Africa en
dc.subject Seedlings--Quality--South Africa en
dc.subject Management--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title An investigation into the feasibility of using e-business to sell plant material to the South African nursery industry en
dc.type Thesis en


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