Francis A. Wilson

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Some argue that a high union wage premium and the industrial council system are important causes of inflexibility in the South African labor market. We estimate union premia on the order of 20 percent for African workers and 10 percent for White workers. We also find that African nonunion workers who are covered by industrial council agreements receive a(More)
Thomas Piketty’s (2013) book, Capital in the 21st Century, follows in the tradition of the great classical economists, like Marx and Ricardo, in formulating general laws of capitalism to diagnose and predict the dynamics of inequality. We argue that general economic laws are unhelpful as a guide to understand the past or predict the future, because they(More)
Management information generated by workflow information systems is often used for planning, costing, decision making and other management activities. By application of the principles of Grounded Theory, this paper summarises studies of acceptance of workflow systems and finds that user resistance is manifest in many forms. The paper also finds that(More)
In our continued effort to identify selective MRP1 modulators, we have developed two novel templates, 3 and 4, through rational drug design by identifying the key pharmacophore interaction at the 7-position of the pyrrolopyrimidine template 1. Further synthesis and SAR work on these novel templates gave a number of potent MRP1 modulators with great(More)
Enterprise Resource Planning is the most overarching attempt so far to control a firm's economic environment using information technology. An analysis of its functions, potential, and limitations thus requires an economic model that provides a conceptual framework for understanding the enterprise's goals, activities and environment. Marx's analysis of the(More)
This paper examines the role that computer-based information systems can play in the communication and sharing of knowledge. It considers the actual and potential symbiosis of such systems with the concepts of knowledge management within an organizational environment. It identifies the objectivist philosophy of knowledge, which typically underpins the(More)