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CV – Professor Kurt André April

(as at May 2017)


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

· PhD, University of Cape Town, SA, Jan 2000-Aug 2004 (part-time) (full-time 1998-1999, University of Oxford, UK)

· Certificate (Japanese Production), AOTS, Nagoya (Japan), Mar 2001-Apr 2001 (full-time)

· MBA, University of Cape Town, SA, Jan 1997-Dec 1997 (full-time)

· MSc(Eng) (Electronic Engineering), University of Cape Town, SA, Jan 1995-Jun 1996 (part-time)

· BSc(Eng) (Electrical Engineering), University of Cape Town, SA, Jan 1990-Dec 1994 (full-time)

· Higher Diploma in Education (HDE), University of Cape Town, SA, Jan 1988-Dec 1988 (full-time)

· National Trade Test Certificate (Electronic Mechanician), Olifantsfontein Trade Test Centre, June 1986

· National Diploma (Electronics), Wingfield College, Jan 1983-May 1986 (part-time)

· National Diploma (Logic Systems), Wingfield College, Jan 1983-Sep 1986 (part-time)

 

 

CURRENT AREAS OF TEACHING, RESEARCH & CONSULTING

· Leadership & Change Management

· Diversity & Inclusion

· Identity & Narrative

TEACHING & RESEARCH UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

The following formal University positions are currently held:

· Professor (fully tenured) in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion: Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

o Previously also Board Member of iNCUDISA (Intercultural & Diversity Studies Centre), University of Cape Town (South Africa)

o Previously also Founding Academic Director of the Centre for Leadership & Public Values (CLPV), University of Cape Town (South Africa) & Duke University (USA)

o Previously also Director of the Agents Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

· Associate Fellow: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK)

· Faculty/Orchestrator: Duke Corporate Education, Duke University (USA)

Am teaching, have taught, and researched at the following institutions:

· 1998-present: University of Cape Town (South Africa)

· 2000-present: University of Oxford (England, UK): Saïd Business School (and previously Templeton College)

· 2008-present: Duke University (USA): Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE)

· 2004-2016: Ashridge-Hult Business School (UK)

· 2001-2013: Erasmus University (Netherlands): Rotterdam School of Management

· 2004-2007: University of Amsterdam UvA (Netherlands): Faculty of Economics & Econometrics & Prima Vera Research

· 2005-2006: IMD (Switzerland): Partnership Programs

· 2008-2008: The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) (South Africa)

· 2004-2006: University of Witwatersrand (South Africa): Witwatersrand Business School

· 2006-2006: University of Stellenbosch (South Africa): Stellenbosch Business School

· 2005-2005: Maastricht University (Netherlands): Universiteit Maastricht Business School

· 2004-2007: De Baak Institute (Netherlands): De Baak

 

 

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

· 2013-present: HEC Paris (France)Creating Inclusive Work Environments – Reinventing Business in Emerging Markets, South African Module

· 2008-2014: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA)Responsible Leadership – One MBA Tour, while visiting South Africa

· 2007-2013: Northwestern University, Kellogg Business School (USA)Leading from One’s Own Story – MBA GIM Tour, while visiting Southern Africa each year

· 2006-2012: African Leadership Institute (ALI, South Africa) – Leadership; Diversity & Inclusion

· 2007-2007: Michigan State University (USA)Leadership Issues in South Africa – Cape Town Entrepreneurship Tour

· 2000-2003: Anglo Maccauvlei Learning Academy (South Africa) – Leadership; Knowledge Management

· 2000-2001: Kagiso Leadership School (South Africa) – Leadership

 

 

OTHER CURRENT & PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

· Shareholder-Executive Director, Achievement Awards Group, Westlake, Cape Town (South Africa), Mar 2017-present (previously Non-Executive Director Dec 2007-2017)

· Shareholder & Managing Partner, LICM Consulting, Constantia, Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 2001-present

· Non-Executive Director, Power Group, Blackheath, Cape Town (South Africa), Jan 2012-present

· International Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council Member (Chairman, as of 2010), Novartis International AG, Basel (Switzerland), Apr 2006-present

· Non-Executive Director, International School of Cape Town (owned by Education Development Trust UK), Cape Town (South Africa), Jan 2013-present

· Shareholder-Director, Helderview BMW, Somerset West, Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 2010-Jul 2016

· Global Agenda Council Member (Talent & Diversity), World Economic Forum, Geneva (Switzerland), Aug 2009-Jun 2013

· Non-Executive Director, Cornerstone Institute, Cape Town (South Africa), Aug 2010-Jun 2011

· Head of International Advisory Faculty, Pacesetters Programme (Diversity & Inclusion), National Health Service (NHS), London (UK), Jan 2007-Dec 2009

· Director, Performance Through Inclusion SA, Plumstead, Cape Town (South Africa), Oct 2006-Jan 2009

· Executive Editor & Advisory Board Member, Axius Publishing (Journal for Convergence), Parkwood, Johannesburg (South Africa), Mar 2003-Dec 2008

· Director, Complex Adaptive Systems, Observatory, Cape Town (South Africa), Dec 2003-Apr 2006

· Research & Design Engineering Manager of Naval Electronic Systems, Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), Simonstown, Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 1996-Jan 1997

· Process Computing Engineer in Nuclear Engineering, Eskom: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Duynefontein (South Africa), Oct 1995-Jan 1996

· District Manager, Transnet: Spoornet & Metro Rail, Kimberley & Cape Town (South Africa), Jan 1995-Sep 1995

· Restaurant Manager, Golden Spur & Cincinnati Spur, Newlands & Pinelands, Cape Town (South Africa), Jul 1989-Feb 1990 & Dec 1988-Mar 1989

· High-School Teacher, Fairmount High School, Grassy Park, Cape Town (South Africa), Apr 1989-Jul 1989

· AudioVisual Technician, Katz International (KIC), Waterfront, Cape Town (South Africa), Oct 1987-Dec 1987

· Electronic Technician, Radio Autosonic, Cape Town (South Africa), Oct 1986-Sep 1987

· Electronic Mechanician Artisan and Apprentice, SA Naval Dockyard, Simonstown (South Africa), Jan 1983-Oct 1986

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

· Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (UK), 2009-present

· Senior Member of the Academy of Management (USA), 1998-present

· Member of the British Academy of Management (UK), 2005-present

· Member of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) (USA), 2014-present

· Member of the Black Management Forum (BMF) of South Africa (South Africa), 2002-present

· Member of the International Sainsbury Fellows Association (UK), 1998-present

· Senior Member of the Community of Science (USA), 2003-present

· Member of the Special Agenda Council on Talent & Diversity of the World Economic Forum (Switzerland), 2009-2013

· Previously Member of the International Positive Psychology Association (USA), 2008-2013

· Previously Member of the IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA), 1995-2011

· Previously Member of the Midwestern Organizational Learning Network (USA), 1997-2008

· Previously Member of United Oxford and Cambridge University Club (UK), 1998-2000

· Previously Member of the SAIEE: South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (South Africa), 1995-2000

· Previously Member of NBDPA IT Thought Leaders (USA), 1998-2005

 

 

EDITORIAL WORK

· Editorial Board Member of the European Management Review (UK), 2014-present

· Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Management Education (USA), 2007-2013

· Editorial Board Member of Good Governance, Ethics & Leadership (UK), 2015-present

· Founding Editorial Review Board Member of the Africa Journal of Management (USA), 2014-present

· Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review (Taiwan), 2010-present

· Editorial Board Member of the Annual Review of High Performance Coaching & Consulting (UK), 2008-present

· International Reviewer for the Emerald journal, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – An International Journal (UK), 2016-present

· Previously Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Management (UK), 2011-2014

· Previously and still currently, Reviewer for the accredited USA-based journal, Academy of Management Journal

· Previously Editorial Board Member of Equal Opportunities International (UK), 2009-2011

· Previously Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Information Systems & Social Change (USA), 2009-2013

· Previously Executive Editor of the Journal for Convergence (South Africa), 2003-2008

· Reviewer for the Journal of Managerial Psychology (UK), 2014-present

· Previously, paper- and book Reviewer for the internationally accredited UK-based journal, Management Learning

· Previously Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for the accredited South African-based journal, South African Journal of Business Management

· Previously, book Reviewer for the US-based Emerald

· Previously, book Reviewer for the UK-based Financial Times

CONFERENCE ORGANISING/STREAM COMMITTEES

· Organising Committee & Stream Coordinator (Marketing & Other Business Functions): Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, Monterey, CA, USA, 14-18 May 2013.

· Organising Committee & Stream Coordinator (Cultural Diversity & Transformational Societies): Academy of Management Annual Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 7-10 January 2013.

· Organising Committee: Leadership and Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa (LMSSSA), Cape Town, South Africa, 22-24 November 2010.

· Social Networks Stream Coordinator: 4th International Critical Management Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 4-6 July 2005.

· Organising Committee: Asia-Africa Nexus Conference, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-10 December 2004.

 

 

 

AWARDS, HONOURS AND RECOGNITIONS

· In June 2016, appointed as an Ambassador of the global Unashamedly Ethical Campaign (Cape Town, SA)

· In February 2013, awarded with “Top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012” by LinkedIn (California, USA)

· In January 2011, formally inducted (Lifelong Membership) into the New York-based Madison Who's Who (USA)

· In October 2009, awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge (UK)

· In August 2009, awarded with The International Plato Award for Educational Achievement by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge (UK)

· In May 2009, awarded the Top 100 Educators of 2009 award by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge (UK)

· In December 2009, awarded the Teacher of the Year Award on the Associate in Management (AIM) Programme at the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town, South Africa).

· In January 2009, listed in the 26th edition of the US-based Marquis Global Who’s Who in the World 2009 (USA)

· In October 2008, formally inducted (lifelong membership) into the New York-based Continental Who’s Who (USA)

· In January 2006, appointed to a full, tenured Professorship at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

· In January 2005, promoted (ad hom) from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, in recognition of growing research interests and growing reputation in both local and international markets (South Africa)

· In 2004, given a “performance beyond the job requirement” award from the University of Cape Town (UCT), as Senior Lecturer (South Africa)

· In 1998, awarded the prestigious Sainsbury Fellowship (a competitive, funded-Fellowship awarded on merit) – which provided three years of PhD funding for local and overseas study (which was used for starting a PhD at the University of Oxford)

· In 1997, an academic article I published (“Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL): A Technology Focus and Forecast”) won the SA Telecommunications Award for ‘Best Research Article for 1997’ in its category (Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers)

· In 1997, won the Allan Gray Strategy Award – for best academic achievement on the strategy course – on the MBA programme at the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town)

· In 1997, won the DDB Marketing Award – for best academic achievement on the marketing course – on the MBA programme at the Graduate School of Business (University of Cape Town)

· In 1995, an academic article I published (“A Cost-Effective, Accurate and Versatile PC-Interface Card”) won the ‘Best Research Article for 1995 Award’ (Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers)

· From 1990-1994, received the Chairman’s Bursary from Caltex Oil Company (Chevron Texaco) for completing my Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Cape Town

OTHER INVOLVEMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS

· Serve as an Advisory Board Member to the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (DICE) at the University of Leicester (UK), Aug 2015-present

· Advisory Board Member, Knowledge Management Professional Society, New York (USA), Mar 2006-present

· Served as a Committee Member of international judges in determining the 2015 International Human Resource Management Scholarly Research Award for the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management (USA), Feb 2015-Mar 2015

· Serve as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB, USA), sponsored by the non-profit The Diversity Collegium (USA), Jan 2015-present

· Serve as an Expert Advisor to Neurozone (South Africa)neuroscience & brain performance, May 2014-present

· Member of the Parent Liaison Committee (PLC), International School of Cape Town (ISCT) (Wynberg, South Africa), Jan 2008-present

· Member of Kelvin Grove Club (Newlands, South Africa), Apr 2012-Dec 2016

· Previously on Advisory Board to the national South African government body, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR (Pretoria, South Africa)

· Previously Council Member of Cornerstone Faith Ministries (Cape Town, South Africa)

 

 

DISSERTATIONS & THESES BEING SUPERVISED & PREVIOUSLY SUPERVISED:

PhD Dissertations (International & Local)

1. Andries, L. (initiated in 2016), South African, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Trusting Leaders: Empowering Organizational Leaders to Catalyse Trust, Based on Evidence from Social Neuroscience”.

2. Dharani, B. (initiated in 2016), Kenyan, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Organizational Lifecycle and Locus of Control: Investigating Happiness at Work”.

3. Zhou, Y., B. (initiated in 2016), Chinese, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Tale of Two Cities: Cross-Cultural People Management between Newcastle, SA and Haimen, China”.

4. Kallarakkal, S. (initiated in 2015), Indian, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Leading by Example for Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in International Non-Governmental Organizations”.

5. Swart-Opperman, C. (initiated in 2014, graduated in December 2016), Namibian, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Innovation Team Members: Emotive Outlook and Profiles Comparison”.

6. Mwagiru, Nj. (initiated in 2007, graduated June 2016), Kenyan, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Women’s Knowledge Systems and their Potential Contribution to Leadership and Socio-Political Contribution”.

7. Mwagiru, Ny. (initiated in 2007, graduated in June 2016), Kenyan, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Inquiry into the Nature of Effective Dialogue and Discourse for Peace-Building Through Leadership”.

8. Train, K. (initiated in 2012, graduated in December 2015), South African, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Compassion in Organizations: Sense-making and Embodied Experience in Emergent Relational Capability”.

9. Katoma, V. (initiated in 2007, graduated June 2012), Zambian, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Discretionary Effort Extension Based on Performance Expectancies”.

10. Mutowo, M. (initiated in 2007, graduated in December 2011), Zimbabwean, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Resourced Based View of the Firm: A Path Dependency Investigation into the Sources of Sustainable Competitive Advantage – An Empirical Study of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980”.

11. Daya, P. (initiated in 2006, graduated in December 2010), South African, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into the Relationship between Diversity, Inclusion & Performance: An Empirical Study in a Corporate South African Organisation”.

12. Peter, C. (initiated in 2007, graduated in June 2010), South African, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Bayesian Participatory-Based Decision-Analysis: An Evolutionary Adaptive Formalism for Modelling and Decision Support in Social-Ecological Systems Sustainability”.

13. Makgoba, T. (initiated 2005, graduated in December 2009), South African, PhD University of Cape Town, South Africa, “African Workplace Spirituality in South African Mines”.

Executive MBA & MBA Dissertations & Theses (International & Local)

1. Heloise Janse van Rensburg (graduating in June 2017), South African, MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “How the ‘Sorbet Way’ of Servant Leadership is Scooping Up Success”.

2. Jason Cooper (graduating in June 2017), South African, MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Emotional Intelligence and CDMSE in GSB MBA Students: Gender & Age Differences”.

3. Stefan Guntern (graduating in June 2017), Swiss, MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Assessment of the Effectiveness of Reducing the Sources of Burnout in Switzerland”.

4. James Earle (graduating in June 2017), British, MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Organizational Restructuring and the Employee’s Psychological Contract”.

5. Lauren Wyndham Quin (graduating in June 2017), South African, MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Resources for Resilience: A Study of Non-Profit Volunteers in Africa”.

6. Claudette Mackenzie (graduating in June 2017), South African, MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Multichannel Marketing Effects on the Purchase Decisions of Oncology Physicians in South Africa”.

7. Alun Josias (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Diasporic Double Consciousness, Créolité and Coloured Identity: Perceptions and Beliefs of Coloured Professionals in South Africa”.

8. Aisha Tape (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Strategies for Mitigation of Product Patent Expiry and Potential Product Cannibalisation”.

9. TinaShe Makwanda (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “University Strategies for Developing Online Education”.

10. Dubravka Toich (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Resilience Characteristics of Women in Workplace Settings”.

11. Cailin Sully-Daniels (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Entrepreneurial Orientation of Emerging Business Leaders and Managers”.

12. Marcia Motlanthe (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Extent to which Individual Experience of Theorised Cultural Orientations Pose Challenges to Effectiveness in the Workplace”.

13. Sarah Watrous (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Information Overload and Multi-Tasking: Impact of Workplace Decisions and Stress”.

14. Bradley Wickham (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Leadership and Conflict: Organisational Culture and Performance”.

15. Niaz Johnson (graduated in June 2016), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Self-Deception and Its Implications on Leadership”.

16. Bruce Isdale (graduated in June 2015), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Leaders’ Power Orientation and Followership in Financial Services”.

17. Jayendren Pillay (graduated in June 2015), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Developing Leadership Maturity: Ego Development and Personality Coaching”.

18. Mokwape Lekganyane (graduated in June 2015), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Personal Leadership and Self-Care: Practice and Impact”.

19. Pieter Avenant (graduated in June 2015), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Power Relations: Organisational Development from a Complexity Perspective”.

20. Baldip Singh Gill (graduated in June 2014), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Leader Physical Ability: Resultant Work-Life Balance”.

21. Zaheera Soomar (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Female Breadwinners: Resultant Guilt and Shame”.

22. Khavitha Singh (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Women in Senior Management Positions: Empowered Powerlessness within a Production Environment”.

23. Sandras Phiri (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Values: Self-Reports of Lived Congruency”.

24. Joseph Njagi (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Personal Meaning Orientations and PsychoSocial Adaptation in South African Older Adults”.

25. Nerisha Maharaj (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Power of Self-Love in the Evolution of Leadership”.

26. Kwena Mabotja (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Bicultural Identities: The Lived Experience of Black Female Professionals in South Africa”.

27. Candida Schörger (graduated in June 2013), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Authentic Leadership: Personal Values Congruency”.

28. Elni Wasserman (graduated in June 2012), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Causes of Vertical Growth in Ego Maturity Development”.

29. Kumeshnee West (graduated in June 2012), MBA, University of Cape Town 2012, “Women Juggling Management Studies and Life: Where Does Guilt and Shame Fit In?”.

30. Namhla Mniki-Mangoliso (graduated in June 2012), MBA, University of Cape Town 2012, “Empowered Powerlessness: How Emerging Top Executives are Grappling with Disempowerment while in Positions of Power and Responsibility”.

31. Roland Govender (graduated in June 2012), MBA, University of Cape Town 2012, “Discretionary Effort in Virtual Work Teams”.

32. Bongani Ndlangamandla (graduated in June 2012), MBA, University of Cape Town 2012, “Spirited Leadership: Leading from a Place of Meaning and Purpose”.

33. Selloane Malie (graduates in June 2012), MBA, University of Cape Town 2012, “Challenges faced by Executive Women in Financial Services and their Coping Mechanisms”.

34. Jason Economou (graduated June 2011), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Individual Resilience: A Study of Building Individual resilience Across the Ten Warner-April Resilience Constructs”.

35. Annabel Stanbury (graduated June 2011), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Management in South Africa: The Potentially Associated Constructs of Shame and Guilt”.

36. Shiraaj Adams (graduated in June 2011), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Judgement and Discernment in Managers: Drawing on the Constructs of Character”.

37. Sarah Gauen (graduated in June 2011), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Exploring the Relationship between Individual Values and the Effectiveness of Diversity Training”.

38. Charlie Beall (graduated in June 2011), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into the Applicability of Theatrical Improvisation Techniques to Leadership Development”.

39. George Koshy (graduated in June 2011), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Intuition and Decision-Making: An Empirical Study”.

40. Mirna Wessels (graduated June 2010), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Character Strengths: The Development of a Theory”.

41. Darryn Lifson (graduated June 2010), MBA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Emotional Intelligence Measurement: Comparing Sports Coaching Leaders and Business Executives”.

42. Alexandra Stocks (graduated June 2010), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Locus of Control and Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Study between South Africa and China”.

43. Boipelo Mooketsi (graduated June 2010), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Guilt and Shame of Success: South African Executive Women”.

44. Liezel Lombard (graduated June 2010), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Analysis of the Stumbling Blocks and Enablers Towards Achieving Authenticity”.

45. Kirill Riabtsev (graduated June 2010), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Assessment and Selection of Leaders: Game Theoretic Model of the April2 Framework using Bayesian Networks”.

46. Caroline Mlambo (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Self-Leadership: Identifying Enablers & Stumbling Blocks to Personal Leadership Development”.

47. Eleanor Louw (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into the Personal Enablers and Stumbling Blocks for MBA Students to Achieve Work-Life Balance”.

48. Michelle Moodley (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “When Diversity Was Not Valued: Content Analysis of Identity-Shaping Personal Stories”.

49. Jacqui Roberts (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Being Different: Personal Effectiveness in Diverse Environments”.

50. Sindi Giwu (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Development of a Stewardship Framework: Dynamic Structural Equation Modelling”.

51. Jeanne Loubser (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Ethnic Social Comfort and the Measurement of Social Distance”.

52. Tanille Goldberg (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Factors that Influence the Choices that Business Leaders Make”.

53. Kirsten Locke (graduated June 2009), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Leadership Enhancement: Recommendations for Moving Forward”.

54. Richard, S. (graduated June 2008), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis of Leadership Style: A Gender Breakdown”.

55. Wewege, A. (graduated June 2008), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Shifting from Values to Character: Enablers & Stumbling Blocks”.

56. Gimani, E. (graduated June 2008), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Competitive Advantage of Women: The Measurement Thereof”.

57. Ortmann, W. (graduated June 2008), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Personal Leadership: The Dimensions of Choice”.

58. Dharani, B. (graduated June 2008), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Locus of Control & Happiness”.

59. Ntutela, S. (graduated June 2008), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Currency of Black Consciousness within South African Corporates”.

60. Abrahams, P. (graduated December 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Diversity Practice within Corporates: A European-South African Comparison”.

61. Alexander, M. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Values Differences of Middle Managers in Corporates: A Cross-Cultural Study”.

62. Allison, C. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Empirical Investigation into the Dimensions of Stewardship”.

63. Dreyer, S. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Failure of Legislation: Career Progression of South African Executive Women”.

64. Goebel, K. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Quantum Leadership Judgement: Action-Learning Through Collaborative Synthetic Persistent-World Environments”.

65. Govender, M. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Mathematical Enquiry into Discretionary Effort in Virtual Teams: Quantitative Validation”.

66. Naidoo, V. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Influence of Black Consciousness Literature on South African Leaders’ Decision-Making”.

67. Chipidza, C. (graduated June 2007), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Life Cycle Analysis of Entrepreneurial Leadership: Organisational Mitigative Criteria”.

68. Hargarter, A. (graduated June 2006), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Case Study on Inspirational Leadership in the Financial Services Sector”.

69. Mthembu, M. (graduated June 2006), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Social Network Analysis: An Imperative for HSE Excellence at Shell SA”.

70. Ephraim, N. (graduated June 2006), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Diversity: An Analysis of Applications and Personal Experiences”.

71. Motheogane, B. (graduated June 2006), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “The Development of an African Coaching Framework”.

72. Thomas, S. (graduated June 2006), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Diversity Management Through an African Lens”.

73. Horsfield, G. (graduated June 2006), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Investigating Key Areas of Strategic Thrust for Penetrating the Bottom of the Pyramid”.

74. de Monnink, B. (graduated Feb 2006), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Developing Shaping Moves for Shell EP Europe in the European Basins – Accelerating EPE’s Value Creation”.

75. Bruinsma, E. (graduated Feb 2006), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Engaging EMEA Associates for Future State 2007: The Sustainability of Gartner Consulting”.

76. Van Looij, F. (graduated Feb 2006), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Assessing Whether Size Matters for Shell Chemicals: Using Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches”.

77. Hagenaars, G. (graduated Feb 2006), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Make or Buy Health Care in Greece, Slovakia & Romania: Sustainable Competitive Advantage for Eureko Achmea”.

78. Calis, HP. (graduated Feb 2006), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Should Shell Move Into the Business of Synthetic Biofuels?”.

79. Kjell, M. (graduated Feb 2006), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Applied Capital Budgeting and Strategic Investment Decisions Using Real Options”.

80. Pelayo, J.M. (graduated Feb 2005), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Aglukon: A Resource-Based View”.

81. Christensen, T. (graduated Feb 2005), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “A Strategy for Air Products European Future Energy Solutions Department for Germany and The Netherlands”.

82. Van Rossem, S. (graduated Feb 2005), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Customer Loyalty: Determining the Value and Key Drivers of Customer Loyalty in the Imaging Supply Business”.

83. Van Santbrink, S. (graduated Feb 2005), EMBA Erasmus University, Netherlands, “An Investigation into the Implementation of Shell Exploration Production’s New Business Model”.

84. Steverink, P. (graduated Feb 2005), EMBA, “Transformational Leadership and its association with Organizational Effectiveness in an Ambiguous and Unpredictable Environment”.

85. Ball, J. & Paasila, P. (graduated in 2004), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Stakeholder Variance Analysis of South Africa’s Bid for the 2010 FIFA World Cup”.

86. Dlamini, W. & Smith, A. (graduated in 2004), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Achieving and Maintaining Competitive Advantage Through Aligning a Company’s IT and Business Strategy: A Resource-Based Framework”.

87. Malan, A. & Fisher, C. (graduated in 2003), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Are the International Coaching Federation Standards Appropriate for South Africa?”.

88. Bonyongo, B. & Sancho, N. (graduated in 2003), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into Debswana’s Readiness to Successfully Implement a Knowledge Management Strategy”.

89. Sweto, G. (graduated in 2003), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into the Importance of Grid-Computing Initiatives in E-Commerce”.

90. Loghdey, M. & Derman, K. (graduated in 2003), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Emotional Intelligence: A Case Study”.

91. Patchen, R. & Earle, R. (graduated in 2003), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Developing an Executive Coaching Framework Appropriate for the South African Environment”.

92. Smith, A. & Prince, K. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Distance as a Factor in the Success of ICT Development in the Western Cape”.

93. Eksteen, D. & Simmons, L. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into Self-Management Practices of Successful South African Leaders, with a purpose of building a Leadership Development Model applicable to the Diverse Complexity of the Modern South African Society”.

94. Mputamputa, M. & Howse, C. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Learning Organisation Capabilities and Implementation Guidelines”.

95. Gant, J. & Kalyegira, K. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Solar Power and Renewables – Lessons for Rural Development in South Africa”.

96. Linde, J. & Schneider, K. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Complexity and Organisational Dynamics”.

97. Ciapprarelli, P. & Hartmann, E. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “A Knowledge Management Implementation Framework”.

98. Toerien, F. & Williams, J. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Business-to-Business Exchanges and Net Commerce”.

99. Bosma, P. & Deglon, D. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Valuation Metrics of Intellectual Capital for Corporate South Africa”.

100. Haricharan, S. & Moolan, R. (graduated in 2002), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “KM in the Public Sector: The Restructuring and Transformation of Local Government”.

101. Mulder, W. & Simpson, R. (graduated in 2001), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “DoCoMo’s i-mode: Strategies for Success”.

102. Mazhande, S. (graduated in 2001), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Deregulation of the Kenyan and South African Oil Industries”.

103. Geffen, B. (graduated in 2001), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Transformational Leadership in the Changing South African Landscape”.

104. Barends, A. & Gordon, D. (graduated in 2001), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Capabilities for Sustainability in the South African Telecomms Industry: A Resource-Based Perspective”.

105. Kukard, J. & Pinkham, C. (graduated in 2001), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Knowledge Management Practices in SA Knowledge-Intensive Firms”.

106. Illgner, G. (graduated in 2001), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into whether South Africa Possesses Sustainable Competitive Advantage within the Global Automotive Engineering Industry”.

107. Stephens, J. (graduated in 2000), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “E-Business: Trends, Transitions and Implications for South African Retail Banks”.

108. Spangler, A. (graduated in 2000), MBA University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Knowledge Management: A Survey of Success Factors for Multinational Corporations in South Africa”.

Masters Dissertations & Theses (International & Local)

1. Jacobson, H. (graduated Dec 2008; 2007-2008) – co-supervision with Dr. Anet Potgieter in Computer Science – South African, MSc University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Engineering Emergence in Virtual Enterprises using RFID Tags to Evolve Emergent Value Networks

2. Jedeikin, J. (graduated Dec 2007; 2006-2007) – co-supervision with Dr. Anet Potgieter in Computer Science – South African, MSc University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Complex Adaptive Enterprises: Adapting Value Chains”.

3. Cooke, R. (graduated Dec 2006; 2005-2006) – co-supervision with Dr. Anet Potgieter in Computer Science – South African, MSc University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Link Prediction and Link Detection in Sequences of Large Social Networks using Temporal and Local Metrics”.

4. Los, M. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), Dutch, MHR Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Leadership Framework within a Professional Services Firm: KPMG”.

5. de Koning, M. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), Dutch, MHR Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Leadership Development in Mail Netherlands Production”.

6. Tan, E. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), Singaporian, MHR Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Corporatisation of the Singaporian Public Sector: Changing Mindsets and Organisational Destiny”.

7. Waite, K. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), British, MHR, Rotterdam School of Management, “Key Account Management in TNT Logistics”.

8. Kronemijer, W. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), Dutch, MHR Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Alignment of HR with the Business of Shell Exploration & Production Technology”.

9. Kraan, R. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), Dutch, MHR Erasmus University, Netherlands, “Customer Intimacy Implementation Strategy: Scenarios for the Service Line of ATOS Origin Business Application Solutions”.

10. Berendsen, E. (graduated Feb 2006; 2004-2005), Dutch, MHR Erasmus University, Netherlands, “HR Information and Measurement: Aligning ING’s Business Lines and European Countries”.

11. Gooszen, R. (graduated end-2005; 2004-2005), Dutch, MSc University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Developing a Responsible Information Architecture for the Dutch Navy”.

12. Bruinsma, S. (graduated end-2005; 2004-2005), Dutch, MSc University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, “Involved Information Management – Framework for Success”.

13. Matemba, L. (initiated 2002; graduated Dec 2004), Malawian, MComm University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Poverty Alleviation Programme Evaluation”.

14. Kruger, G. (graduated Dec 2002; 2001-2002), South African, MComm University of Cape Town, South Africa, “An Investigation into an Appropriate Communication Framework for Spiritual and Servant Leadership and its Applicability in Influencing and Transforming Organizational Culture within a Modern Organisation”.

15. Bijura, R. (graduated Dec 2002; 2001-2002), Tanzanian, MComm University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Knowledge Management and Adding Value Through Leadership Development: Comparing Tanzania & South Africa”.

BSc (Hons) Dissertations & Theses (International & Local)

1. Brown, H. (graduated Dec 2003), South African, BSc (Hons) University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Intelligent Knowledge System Project: Bayesian Database Development”.

2. Rouse, C. (graduated Dec 2003), South African, BSc (Hons) University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Intelligent Knowledge System Project: Information Visualisation”.

3. Kunene, P. (graduated Dec 2003), South African, BSc (Hons) University of Cape Town, South Africa, “Knowledge System Project: Knowledge Engineering”.

 


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