Verhoef | The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018 | Buch | sack.de

Verhoef The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018



Erscheinungsjahr 2018, 448 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 198 mm x 244 mm, Gewicht: 1021 g
ISBN: 978-0-19-881775-8
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR


Verhoef The Power of Your Life: The Sanlam Century of Insurance Empowerment, 1918-2018

This book explores a century of business development of The South African Life Assurance Company, from a specific local focus to a national conglomerate expanding into global insurance markets. Established as a strategic vehicle to address Afrikaner economic marginalization and abject poverty at the beginning of the twentieth century, Sanlam has displayed both path dependence and a dynamic adaptability to complex changing contexts to become a global player. The
strategic convergence of economic empowerment through the mobilization of savings into insurance products, as well as Afrikaner nationalism, assisted this growth.

Sanlam has played an a-typical role in the economic empowerment of an ethnic entity through extensive investments into the industrializing South African economy. This strategic diversion created operational limitations that were only resolved early in the twenty-first century. As globalization, financial deregulation, and weakened Afrikaner political and social hegemony manifested, strategic change management relied on the path dependence of empowerment strategies to address new markets with
similar needs to those of the early stakeholder market of 1918. The former mutual life office demutualized operations to become a diversified financial services group of companies operating across almost the entire African continent, as well as in India, Malaysia, and the UK. This volume presents a
business history of strategic management of an insurance enterprise, and its transformation from a defined cultural context into an international empowerment strategy through innovation on all levels of business operation and organization.

This book is an Open Access publication, available online under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

Autoren/Hrsg.


Weitere Infos & Material


Verhoef, Grietjie
Grietjie Verhoef is Professor in Economic and Business History, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Her doctoral thesis on the History of Nedbank, 1945-1973, was the beginning of research into the development of the South African financial services sector, from informal savings organisations (ROSCAS), to community banks and the highly concentrated South African banking sector. Her research on the development of Afrikaner business penetration ultimately directedthe focus towards the life office started by a handful Afrikaner professionals - Sanlam. She is also the author of The History of Business in Africa.


Ihre Fragen, Wünsche oder Anmerkungen

Ihre Nachricht*
Wie möchten Sie kontaktiert werden?
Anrede*
Titel
Vorname*
Nachname*
Ihre E-Mail-Adresse*
Firma
Telefon
Fax
Bestellnr.
Kundennr.
Lediglich mit * gekennzeichnete Felder sind Pflichtfelder.
Wenn Sie die im Kontaktformular eingegebenen Daten durch Klick auf den nachfolgenden Button übersenden, erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass wir Ihr Angaben für die Beantwortung Ihrer Anfrage verwenden. Selbstverständlich werden Ihre Daten vertraulich behandelt und nicht an Dritte weitergegeben. Sie können der Verwendung Ihrer Daten jederzeit widersprechen. Das Datenhandling bei Sack Fachmedien erklären wir Ihnen in unserer Datenschutzerklärung.