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  • Future of public administration and management in the spotlight at SPMA conference

    Posted on November 07, 2018

    The School of Public Administration and Management (SPMA) held its 11th International Conference at the Diep in die Berg Conference & Function Centre in October 2018. As this year’s conference coincided with the SPMA’s 25th anniversary celebrations, the theme of the conference was...

  • UP makes Business and Economics debut on THE subject ranking

    Posted on October 18, 2018

    The University of Pretoria has made its debut on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject for Business and Economics, which incorporates the subject areas of business and management, accounting and finance as well as economics and econometrics. The recently released...

  • Emeritus professor receives international lifetime achievement award

    Posted on August 28, 2018

    Emeritus Prof Ernie Heath, together with Prof Melville Saayman from North-West University, were the first-ever recipients of the Tourism Educators South Africa (TESA) Lifetime Award at the 7th Biennial International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA) & 2nd Tourism Educators South Africa...

  • Dr Bignotti’s social entrepreneurship project wins research fund award

    Posted on August 17, 2018

    Dr Alex Bignotti, a senior lecturer in the Department of Business Management, won the 2018 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award with a research project entitled ‘The role of social capital in the emergence of social entrepreneurship in previously disadvantaged communities’.

  • Dr Moos obtains grant to research sustainable small business development

    Posted on August 17, 2018

    Dr Menisha Moos, senior lecturer in the Department of Business Management, has obtained a new grant from the Research Development Programme (RDP) for a research project titled ‘Deconstructing relationships between policy awareness evaluation and the skills needed by small businesses’.

  • Mr Arno Meyer: A supply chain management trailblazer

    Posted on August 17, 2018

    Supply Chain Management lecturer Mr Arno Meyer has made history by being the first academic in the Department of Business Management to obtain the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation.

  • “Long road ahead for gender equity among women executives”

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    In 2017, the percentage of women in executive positions in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed companies was about 19%. “At this rate of improvement, it will take 200 years to reach gender equity.” This is according to Prof Jenny Hoobler, Professor of Human Resources at the...

  • Prof Stella Nkomo earns Academy of Management’s Distinguished Service Award

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    Prof Stella Nkomo, former deputy dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the University of Pretoria's (UP) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has earned the prestigious 2018 Award for Distinguished Service from the Academy of Management (AOM). The award was conferred on her at the...

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