Research News

  • Research about leadership in Africa reviewed in first-of-its-kind paper

    Posted on May 13, 2015

    Dr Willem Fourie authored the first paper reviewing peer-reviewed research on leadership in Africa.

  • UP economist ranked ninth among global young economists

    Posted on April 30, 2015

    Prof Rangan Gupta of the Department of Economics was recently ranked ninth globally among young economists who received their PhD degrees less than 15 years ago. The pool of eligible candidates included more than 28 500 economists.

  • HR expert receives best paper award from the Academy of Management

    Posted on April 16, 2015

    Prof Jenny Hoobler of the Department Human Resource Management received the Best Paper Proceeding Award for the 75th Academy of Management conference, to be held in Vancouver, Canada in August 2015.

  • Centre of Excellence in Integrated Reporting to be established at UP

    Posted on April 14, 2015

    The Albert Luthuli Centre for Responsible Leadership (ALCRL) has been successful in securing funding from the UK High Commission through their Prosperity Fund Programme(PFP) to establish a Centre of Excellence in Integrated Reporting at the University of Pretoria.

  • UP presents research results to national Department of Tourism

    Posted on April 10, 2015

    The Tourism Management Division presented the final results of a two-year research study, entitled A Model to Measure South Africa’s Tourism Competitiveness at the National Department of Tourism’s annual Tourism Research Seminar. The event is hosted to showcase funded research...

  • Doctoral students welcomed

    Posted on March 12, 2015

    The Department of Human Resource Management welcomed six new doctoral students at the end of February. This year's doctoral programme will include a year-long classroom seminar series in the literature and theory of organisational behaviour, industrial-organisational psychology and human resource...

  • Professor emeritus remains productive

    Posted on February 23, 2015

    Prof Chris Thornhill, professor emeritus at the School of Public Management and Administration (SPMA), has retired in 2001, but is still actively engaged in teaching and research.

  • What does the future hold for travel management companies?

    Posted on February 19, 2015

    Recent research in the Tourism Management Division scrutinised the use of technology to align the needs of corporate travel managers with the functions of travel management companies.

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