Research Focus Areas

This focus area integrates the principles of responsible leadership into undergraduate programs and the Masters in Responsible Leadership. Research focuses on reinterpreting leadership from a critical management perspective and on leadership as a vital ingredient in creating graduates and contexts conducive to social innovation addressing local challenges.

This area focuses on the leadership capabilities needed to implement complex agendas such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is done through the South African SDG Hub, the South African SDG Policy Support Initiative, Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) and the South African network of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The main focus of this area is on understanding firstly the current, and secondly the espoused public interest responsibility of the accounting profession. Taking a responsible leadership lens, this study will provide a multi-stakeholder perspective into the potential of the accounting professional to advance public accountability.

Prof Derick de Jongh

  • Responsible Leadership
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Relational Leadership
  • Complexity Leadership
Prof Willem Fourie
  • Social ethics in developing contexts
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Leadership
Dr Yolande Steenkamp
  • Leadership
  • Intersectorial Collaboration for SDG's
Pieter Conradie
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Assurance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability Reporting
Ben van der Merwe
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Business and Society
  • Philosophy of Responsibility
  • Human Economics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Ethics
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