Prof. Jurie van Vuuren


Position: Professor

Tel: 012 420 3401

E-mail: [email protected]

Office: EMS 3rd floor


Dr. J J  Janse van Vuuren is a Professor at the University of Pretoria and Co-ordinator of the Danie Cronje, SAB Chair in Entrepreneurship in the Department of Business Management. He initiated and developed the first Bachelor’s Degree with specialisation in Entrepreneurship in South Africa and was instrumental in developing the Masters and PhD degrees offered by the Department.

At the age of twenty-five, Dr. van Vuuren started the first of four entrepreneurial start-ups as a beginning of an entrepreneurial career. In 1992 he started an Entrepreneurship Education and Training Company that since then has trained over 4700 delegates all over South Africa and the African continent. He authored articles in various South African journals and in more than 20 international conference proceedings from all over the globe. He has lectured at various universities in South Africa, the USA, New Zealand, and the Netherlands and in African countries. His corporate entrepreneurship clients include companies like First National Bank, African Life Insurance, Denel, Iscor (Exarro), Kynoch, Transnet, Transnamib, Netcare, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sanlam and number of other smaller companies.

Furthermore Dr. van Vuuren was involved with several projects as Management Consultant and Project Leader for both Business Enterprises and Continuing Education at the University of Pretoria for clients such as GEDA (Gauteng Enterprise Development Agency), City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, MerSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services SETA),  Umsobomvu Youth Entrepreneurial Fund, Bankserv (Electronic Payments and Switching Company), Department of Nursing at the University of Pretoria, Metropolitan Life, Greater Giyani Municipality, SADC Center for Land Related, Regional and Development Law and Policy, Canadian Investment Corporation Agency (Cida), Solidarity, Liberty Life, Sanlam, Metropolitan Life Insurance, XON (Telecommunications), InSeta (Insurance Sector Education Training Authority) and the City of Tshwane – Tshepo project – Project Leader, 10500 delegates trained



Areas of Research Specialisation

Local economic development, Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Training and Development, Entrepreneurship characteristics and behavior, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Corporate venturing


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