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FACTORS AFFECTING EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF LIMITED RESOURCES IN SOUTH AFRICAN COMPREHENSIVE UNIVERSITIES
Winnie Dlamini
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Öz The recent #FeesMustFall campaign coupled with the declining funding of universities calls for effective management of limited resources. Since procurement is the largest expense accrual function in any organisation, these institutions have more obligation of being responsive to the management of limited resources. The purpose of this article is to determine the factors affecting the effective management of the limited resources in South African comprehensive universities.  A qualitative approach using multiple cases was adopted. Face-to-face interviews were conducted using open-ended questions. The findings revealed that the effective management of limited resources in the South African comprehensive universities is affected by the policies, non-compliance, thresholds, supplier rotation and centralisation. Consequently, these institutions do not contribute sufficiently to the university’s overall objectives for competitive advantage and sustainability. It is recommended that South African comprehensive universities streamline operations, remove internal barriers, impose strict compliance measures and communicate the vision across the university.  

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South African comprehensive universities, limited resources, procurement best practıces
Ambe, I.M. & Badenhorst-Weiss, J A. 2011. A review of procurement practices in the South African public sector. Available from: http://www.ippa.org/jopp/download/ vol12/Book/Chapter%2016_Ambe_Weiss.pdf [Accessed 9 January 2013] Arrowsmith, Sue (2012) Modernising the EU’s public procurement regime: a blueprint for real simplicity and flexibility. Public Procurement Law Review, 21: 71-82. ISSN 0963-8245
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