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- Books (Peer-Reviewed): 10

- Book Chapters (Peer-Reviewed): 23

- Articles / Papers (Peer-Reviewed): 75

- Conference Papers & Proceedings (Peer-Reviewed): 20

- Case Studies (Peer-reviewed): 5

- Reports / Books (Non-Peer-Reviewed): 4

- Op-Eds / Contemporary Media (Non-Peer-Reviewed): 65

- Theses / Dissertations (Peer-reviewed): 4




10. April, K., & Zolfaghari, B. (Eds.) (2021). Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa. Randburg: KR Publishing.

9. Daya, P., & April, K. (Eds.) (2021). 12 Lenses into diversity in South Africa. Randburg: KR Publishing.

8. April, K., Kukard, J., & Peters, B. K. G. (2013). Steward leadership: A maturational perspective. Claremont, Cape Town: UCT Press (Juta and Company Ltd).

7. April, K., & Shockley, M. (Eds.) (2007). Diversity: New realities in a changing world. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

6. April, K., & Shockley, M. (Eds.) (2007). Diversity in Africa: The coming of age of a continent. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

5. Gorelick, C., Milton, N., & April, K. (2004). Performance through learning: Knowledge management in practice. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

4. April, K., & Ahmadi-Izadi, F. (2004). Knowledge management praxis. Kenwyn, Cape Town: Juta Academic.

3. April, K., Macdonald, R., & Vriesendorp, S. (2000). Rethinking leadership. Kenwyn, Cape Town: Juta Academic (University of Cape Town Press).

2. April, K., & Cradock, J. (2000). E or b e@ten: E-business redefining the corporate landscape in South Africa. Durban: Butterworths Publishers (Pty) Ltd.

1. April, K. (2000). Knowledge Management Handbook. Johannesburg: Kagiso.




23. April, K., & Dharani, B. (2021). Diversity and entrepreneurship in South Africa: Intersections and purposive collaboration. In K. April, & B. Zolfaghari (Eds.), Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa (pp. 241-254). Randburg: KR Publishing.

22. Dharani, B., & April, K. (2021). Locus of control and the happy entrepreneur. In K. April, & B. Zolfaghari (Eds.), Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa (pp. 199-205). Randburg: KR Publishing.

21. April, K., & Zolfaghari, B. (2021). Africaneurs of Sub-Saharan Africa. In K. April, & B. Zolfaghari (Eds.), Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa (pp. 269-275). Randburg: KR Publishing.

20. April, K. (2021). The narratives of racism in South Africa. In P. Daya., & K. April (Eds.), 12 lenses into diversity in South Africa (pp. 11-31). Randburg: KR Publishing.

19. April, K., & Daya, P. (2021). Connecting the dots in a diverse South Africa. In P. Daya & K. April (Eds.), 12 lenses into diversity in South Africa (pp. 195-202). Randburg: KR Publishing.

18. April, K., & Forster, D. (2020). Religion and diversity management in the Southern African context. In N. Carrim, & L. Moolman (Eds.), Diversity management (pp. 123-142). Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.

17. April, K., & Syed, J. (2020). Belonging: Race, intersectionality and exclusion. In J. Syed, & M. Özbilgin (Eds.), Managing diversity and inclusion: An international perspective (2nd edition, pp. 142-193). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

16. April, K., Makgoba, T., & Forster, D. A. (2018). Spirituality and workplace diversity practices in Africa.  In J. Syed, A. Klarsfeld, F. W. Ngunjiri, & C. E. J. Härtel (Eds.), Religious diversity in the workplace (pp. 223-263). London: Cambridge University Press.

15. Daya, P., & April, K. (2017). Practical considerations for the management of diversity and inclusion in an emerging market context: A South African case study. In M. Özbilgin & J-F. Chanlat (Eds.), Management and diversityPerspectives from  different national contexts (pp. 191-225). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

14. Vassilopoulou, J., Da Rocha, J. P., April, K., Kyriakidou, O., & Özbilgin, M. (2016). Does the ongoing global economic crisis put diversity gains at risk? Diversity management during hard times: International examples from the USA, South Africa  and Greece. In Prescott, J. (Ed.), Handbook of research on race, gender, and the fight for equality (pp. 424-452). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

13. April, K., & Syed, J. (2015). Race and ethnicity at work. In M. Özbilgin, & J. Syed (Eds.), Managing diversity and inclusion (pp. 134-176). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

12. Tatli, A., Berry, D., Ipek, G., & April, K. (2014). Self-initiated expatriation: Case study lessons from Africa and the United States. In M. Özbilgin, D. Groutsis, & W. Harvey (Eds.), International human resource management (pp. 214-235). Victoria, Australia: Cambridge University Press.

11. Vassilopoulou, J., Da Rocha, J. P., Seierstad, C., April, K., & Özbilgin, M. (2013). International diversity management: Examples from the USA, South Africa and Norway. In B. Christiansen, E. Turkina, & N. Williams (Eds.), Cultural and technological influences on global business (pp. 14-28). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

10. April, K., Peters, B. K. G., Locke, K., & Mlambo, C. (2011). Leading ethically: What helps and what hinders. In C. Millar, & E. Poole (Eds.), Ethical leadership: Global challenges and perspectives (pp.165-186). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

9. April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Communal versus individual modalities of work: A South African investigation. In R.F. Littrell, & P.S. Nel (Eds.), Leadership & Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa Volumes II and III (pp. 51-99), San Diego, CA: University Readers.

8. April, K., & Blass, E. (2010). Ethical leadership required to lead a diverse Europe. In W. Matiaske, S. Costa, & H. Brunkhorst (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on Justice (pp. 183-201). München, Mering: Rainer Hampp Verlag.

7. April, K., & Smit, E. (2010). Diverse discretionary effort in workplace networks: Serving self over community in China. In J. Syed, & M. F. Özbilgin (Eds.), Managing Cultural Diversity in Asia: A Research Companion (pp. 73-109). Cheltenham:  Edward Elgar Press.

6. April, K., & April, A. (2009). Reactions to discrimination: Exclusive identity of foreign workers in South Africa. In M. F. Özbilgin (Ed.), Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work: A Research Companion (pp. 216-228). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press.

5. April, K., & April, A. (2007). Responsible leadership ethics. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World (pp. 276-293). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

4. Peters, K., April, K., Shockley, M., & Dhamija, V. (2007). Diversity & corporate governance. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World (pp. 196-213). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

3. April, K., (2007). Consequences of new realities. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World (pp. 357-371). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

2. Theimann, N., & April, K. (2007). Cave canem! The art (or science?) of Western management in an African context. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity in Africa: The Coming of Age of a Continent (pp. 10-34). Basingstoke, Hampshire:  Palgrave Macmillan.

1. Potgieter, A., April, K., & Bishop, J. (2005). Complex adaptive enterprises. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology: Volume 1 (pp. 475-480). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference.




75. Dharani, B., Giannaros, M., & April, K. (2021). Alleviating state boredom through search for meaning and affirmation of workplace heroes. Management Research Review (impact factor: 1.68). https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-08-2020-0490.

74. Myeza, A., & April, K. (2021). Atypical black leader emergence: South African self-perceptions. Frontiers in Psychology12(626473), 1-21 (impact factor: 2.067). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.626473.

73. Madonko, N. & April, K. A. (2021). The effectiveness of leaders in communicating organizational values. Effective Executive23(4), 22-38.

72. Dharani, B., Vergo, O., & April, K. (2020). An intersectional approach to hegemonic masculinity and internal hegemony: A thematic analysis in South African men. Journal of Gender Studies, 30(3), 329-343 (impact factor: 1.585). https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2020.1852918.

71. Kantor, L., April, K., & Nilsson, W. (2020). The transformative leadership capacities of mindfulness. Effective Executive23(3), 27-64.

70. Koshy, G., April, K., & Dharani, B. (2020). Intuition and decision-making: Business and sports leaders. Effective Executive23(2), 31-65.

69. Train, K. J., & April, K. (2020). Compassion capability in resource limited organizations in South Africa. Africa Journal of Management6(1), 6-23 (impact factor: 1.61). https://doi.org/10.1080/23322373.2020.1717284.

68. Zhou, Y., & April, K. (2020). BRICS workplace comparisons: Influence of Chinese and South African cultural orientations. Effective Executive23(1), 40-55.

67. April, K., & Sikatali, N. (2019). Personal- and interpersonal assertion of female leaders in skilled technical roles. Effective Executive22(4), 33-58.

66. April, K., & Chimenya, G. (2019). Leader sensemaking in times of crises. Effective Executive, 22(3), 14-41.

65. Cassuto, P., & April, K. (2019). Leadership styles required to lead digital transformation. Effective Executive, 22(2), 14-45.

64. Cassuto, P., & April, K. (2019). Non-racial identities of South African born-frees: Implications for HR management. Effective Executive22(1), 38-77.

63. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. A. (2018). Innovation team composition: The enabling role of the individual emotive outlook. African Journal of Business Management12(12), 357-371 (impact factor: 1.105). https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2018.8547

62. April, K. A., & Pillay, G. (2018). Stress and self-care of SMME owners. Effective Executive21(3), 38-63.

61. April, K. A., & Singh, K. (2018). Empowered powerlessness in production environments. Effective Executive21(2), 20-50.

60. April, K., & Josias, A. (2017). Diasporic double consciousness, créolite and identity of Coloured professionals in South Africa. Effective Executive20(4), 31-61.

59. April, K. A., & Wyndham Quin, L. (2017). Resources for women's resilience: A study of non-profit volunteers in Africa. Effective Executive20(3), 31-62.

58. April, K., & Schörder, C. (2017). Authentic leadership - Personal values: Impediments & enhancers. Effective Executive20(2), 31-65.

57. April, K., & Tape, A. (2017). Emerging market stakeholder impact of pharmaceutical drug patent expiration. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review13(1), 34-45.

56. Avenant, P. S. G., April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2016). Power relations & complex organisational development. International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management3(3), 218-243.

55. Elsass, P., Park, J., Adkins, C., & April, K. (2016). Behavioral ethics: Exploring the global landscape in ethics education. Journal of Management Education40(2), 220-222 (impact factor: 2.2). https://doi.org/10.1177/1052562916629453.

54. April, K., Beall, C., & Peters, B. K. G. (2015). Understanding leadership through the arts. Effective Executive18(4), 18-39.

53. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2015). Individual emotive outlook profiles: Successful and unsuccessful innovative Namibian teams. Effective Executive18(3), 31-61.

52. Al-Ariss, A., Özbilgin, M., Tatli, A., & April, K. (2014). Tackling whiteness in organizations and management. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29(4), 362-269 (impact factor: 4.280). https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-10-2013-0331.

51. Makgoba, T., April, K., & Al Ariss, A. (2014). Understanding spirituality at work, organizations and in management. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review10(2), 41-52.

50. Daya, P., & April, K. (2014). The relationship between demographic groups and perception of inclusion in a South African organisation. The South African Journal of Business Management, 45(2), 25-34 (impact factor: 0.675) https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v45i2.122.

49. Phiri, S., & April, K. (2014). Values: Self-reports of lived congruency. Effective Executive, 17(2), 20-39.

48. April, K., Loubser, J., Özbilgin, M., & Al-Ariss, A. (2013). Managing diversity in higher education: Understanding and tackling ethnic stratification in social comfort. South African Journal of Higher Education27(5), 1164-1180 (impact factor: 0.39). https://doi.org/10.20853/27-5-289.

47. Train, K., & April, K. (2013). Compassion in organizations: Cause for concern or distress. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review9(3), 25-41.

45. Maharaj, N., & April, K. (2013). The power of self-love in the evolution of leadership and employee engagement. Problems and Perspectives in Management11(4), 120-132 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-40/the-power-of-self-love-in-the-evolution-of-leadership-and-employee-engagement.

46. April, K., & Soomar, Z. (2013). Female breadwinners: Resultant guilt and shame. Effective Executive16(4), 32-47.

44. Sharma, V., & April, K. (2013). Ethnicity & identity creation: Africa's social work-role lessons from the past. Effective Executive16(2), 51-61.

43. Hamman, R., & April, K. (2013). On the role and capabilities of collaborative intermediary organisations in urban sustainability transitions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 50, 12-21 (impact factor: 9.297). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.017.

42. Mutowo, M., & April, K. (2012). A path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980: The influence of initial conditions. International Journal of Management Research and Business Strategy, 1(1), 138-166.

41. April, K. A., Goebel, K.M.J., Blass, E., & Foster-Pedley, J. (2012). Developing decision-making skill: Experiential learning in computer games. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change3(4), 1-17.

40. Warner, R., & April, K. (2012). Building personal resilience at work. Effective Executive15(4), 53-68.

39. April, K.A., Dharani, B., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Impact of locus of control expectancy on level of well-being. Review of European Studies4(2), 124-137 (impact factor: 0.79). https://doi.org/10.5539/res.v4n2p124.

38. Stocks, A., April, K. A., & Lynton, N. (2012). Locus of control and subjective well-being: A cross-cultural study in China and Southern Africa. Problems and Perspectives in Management10(1), 17-25 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-36/locus-of-control-and-subjective-well-being-a-cross-cultural-study.

37. April, K., Lifson, D., & Noakes, T. (2012). Emotional intelligence of elite sports leaders & elite business leaders. International Journal of Business and Commerce1(5), 82-115.

36. April, K., Ephraim, N., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Diversity management in South Africa: Inclusion, identity, intention, power and expectations. African Journal of Business Management6(4), 1749-1759 (impact factor: 1.105). https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM11.1184

35. Lombard, L., April, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Sustainability & authentic leadership: Stumbling blocks and enablers. Crown Research in Education2(2), 74-84.

34. Lynton, N., & April, K. (2012). Connected but not alike: Cross-cultural comparison of Generation Y in China and South Africa. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review8(1), 67-80.

33. April, K., Loubser, J., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Intergroup behaviour: South African Gen Y. Effective Executive15(2), 8-40.

32. April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Communal vs. individual modalities of work: A South African perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management2(1), 5-36 (impact factor: 2.4).

31. April, K., Dharani, B., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Leader career success & locus of control expectancy. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review7(3), 28-40.

30. April, K., Vermeulen, P., & Blass, E. (2010). Leadership competence & identity: The role of formative, situated experiences. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review6(4), 50-67.

29. April, K., Riabtsev, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2010). Leadership capabilities, management selection: Game theoretic modelling. Problems and Perspectives in Management8(4), 207-218 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-4-cont/leadership-capabilities-management-selection-game-theoretic-modelling.

28. April, K., Peters, B. K. G., Locke, K., & Mlambo, C. (2010). Ethics and leadership: Enablers and stumbling blocks. Journal of Public Affairs: An International Journal10(3), 152-172 (impact factor: 1.08). https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.360.

27. April, K., & Mooketsi, B. (2010). Dealing with guilt and shame after breaking the glass ceiling. Effective Executive13(8), 68-86.

26. April, K., & Blass, E. (2010). Measuring diversity practice and developing inclusion. Dimensions1(1), 59-66.

25. April, K., & Ephraim, N. (2010). Four step process to implement African leadership. Effective Executive13(1), 42-57.

24. April, K., Peter, B. K. G., & Allison, C. N. (2010). Stewardship as leadership. Effective Executive13(2), 52-69.

23. Peter, C., de Lange, W., Musango, J. K., April, K., & Potgieter, A. (2009). Employing Bayesian modelling to climate change effects on biofuel production. Climate Research40, 249-260 (impact factor: 1.954). https://doi.org/10.3354/cr00833.

22. April, K., April, A., & Blass, E. (2009). Ethical leadership required to lead Europe beyond instrumental rationality. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review5(3), 1-15.

21. Potgieter, A., April, K.A., Cooke, R. J. E., & Osunmakinde, I.O. (2009). Temporality in link prediction: Understanding social complexity. Emergence: Complexity & Organization (E: CO)11(1), 69-83 (impact factor: 0.33). https://doi.org/10.emerg/10.17357.f36e83dae14bc5abbd0b2453db79571c.

20. April, K., Shockley, M., & Peters, B. K. G. (2009). IT and social complexity: Complementary resource combinations in the South African assurance industry. Problems and Perspectives in Management7(1), 86-98 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-24/it-and-social-complexity-complementary-resource-combinations-in-the-south-african-assurance-industry.

19. April, K., Katoma, V., & Peters, B. K. G. (2009). Critical effort and leadership in specialised virtual networks. Annual Review of High-Performance Coaching and Consulting1(1), 187-215.

18. April, K., & Katoma, V. (2008). Discretionary effort: Can we really account for performance surge. KMPro Journal5(2), 14-31.

17. Blass, E., & April, K. (2008). Developing talent for tomorrow. Develop4(1), 48-58.

16. April, K., Dreyer, S., & Blass, E. (2007). Gender impediments to the South African boardroom. South African Journal of Labour Relations31(2), 51-67. https://journals.co.za/doi/10.10520/EJC59609.

15. April, K., & April, A. (2007). Growing leaders in emergent markets: Leadership enhancement in the new South Africa. Journal of Management Education31(2), 214-244 (impact factor: 2.08). https://doi.org/10.1177/1052562906297595.

14. April, K., & Dreyer, S. (2007). Gender unplugged in the SA executive boardroom: The paradigm shift. Effective Executive, December, Ref No.: 03M-2007-12-11-01, 62-77.

13. April, K., & Bessa, J. (2006). A critique of the strategic competitive intelligence process within a global energy multinational. Problems & Perspectives in Management4(2), 86-99 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-10/a-critique-of-the-strategic-competitive-intelligence-process-within-a-global-energy-multinational.

12. Potgieter, A., April, K. A., Cooke, R. J. E., & Lockett, M. (2006). Adaptive Bayesian agents: Enabling distributed social networks. South African Journal of Business Management37(1), 41-55 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v37i1.597.

11. Mendelek-Theimann, N., April, K., & Blass, E. (2006). Context tension: Cultural influences on leadership and management practice. Reflections7(4), 38-51.

10. April, K., April, A., & Wabbels, H. (2006). Growth through unlearning. Develop, 3, 78-81.

9. Gorelick, C., & April, K. (2004). BP case study: KM team structuration and sense-making (Part II). South African Journal of Business Management35(2), 15-24 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v35i2.653.

8. Gorelick, C., & April, K. (2004). BP case study: KM team structuration and sense-making (Part I). South African Journal of Business Management35(1), 1-16 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v35i1.647.

7. April, K. A., Bosma, P., & Deglon, D. (2003). Intellectual capital (IC) measurement and reporting: Establishing a practice in SA mining. Journal of Intellectual Capital4(2), 165-180 (impact factor: 7.24). https://doi.org/10.1108/14691930310472794.

6. April, K. (2002). Guidelines for developing a k-strategy (knowledge management strategy). Journal of Knowledge Management6(5), 445-456 (impact factor: 9.41). https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270210450405.

5. April, K., & Hill, S. (2000). The uncertainty and ambiguity of leadership in the 21st century. South African Journal of Business Management31(2), 45-52 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v31i2.733.

4. April, K. A., (1999). Leading through communication, conversation and dialogue. The Leadership & Organizational Development Journal20(5), 231-241 (impact factor: 3.575). https://doi.org/10.1108/01437739910287108.

3. April, K. (1997). Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL): A technology focus and forecast. Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers, 23-26 (this paper won the SA Telecommunications Award for ‘Best Research Article for 1997’ in its category).

2. April, K. (1995). Calibration using an instrumentation amplifier. Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers, 54-55.

1. April, K. (1995). A cost-effective, accurate and versatile PC-interface card. Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers, October, 5-7 (this paper won the ‘Best Research Article for 1995 Award’).




20. Daya, P., Hinton, F., Schiff, R., & April, K. (2020). The journey to conscious engagement. WBM Human Resources Management International Conference (Online, asynchronous). United States of America, 3rd October 2020.

19. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2017). Emotive outlook: The x-factor for innovation implementation teams. Mixed Methods International Research Association (South Africa Conference: Applying mixed methods to move disciplines forward).  University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 30th August-1st September 2017.

18. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2017). The impact of innovation champions on successful innovation outcomes in Africa: A critical review. Namibia University of Science and Technology Research Day, 21st November 2017.

17. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2015). Understanding innovation & emotive outlook of knowledge teams in Namibia. Ashridge International Research Conference 4 (Leadership, Management and Innovation in Professional and Knowledge Intensive Organisations: People and process challenges in the global knowledge economy). Ashridge Business School, UK, 12th-14th June 2015.

16. Maharaj, N., & April, K. (2013). Self-love & leadership: Tapping the heart of employee engagement. Ashridge International Research Conference 3 ('Multigenerational Challenges: Integrating Younger and Older Ages in Managing the Organisation') Ashridge Business School, England, UK, 19th-20th July 2013.

15. Lombard, L., April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Achieving authentic, sustainable leadership. Ashridge International Research Conference ('The Sustainability Challenge: Organisational Change and Transformational Vision'). Ashridge Business School, England, UK, 10th-12th June 2011.

14. April, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2010). South African leadership work-modes: An empirical workplace investigation. Leadership and Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa. University of Cape Town, South Africa, 22nd-24th November.

13. April, K. A. (2007). Leading responsibly through compassion. Ashridge International Research Conference. Ashridge Business School, England, UK, 27th July 2007.

12. April, K., & Ephraim, N. (2006). Implementing African leadership: An empirical basis to move beyond theory. 1st International Conference on Values-Based Leadership, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 14th-16th March.

11. April, K., & Shockley, M. (2005). Social complexity: An integrating catalyst for complementary resource combinations in the South African assurance industry. 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4th-6th July, URL: http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2005/proceedings/socialnetworks/Potgieter.pdf.

10. Potgieter, A., April, K., & Cooke, R. (2005). Using Bayesian agents to enable distributed network knowledge: A critique. 4thInternational Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4th-6th July, URL:  http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2005/proceedings/socialnetworks/Potgieter.pdf.

9. Vermeulen, P., April, K., & Lhermitte, G. (2005). Leadership competence: A socially networked process. 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4th-6th July, URL:  http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2005/proceedings/socialnetworks/Vermeulen.pdf.

8. Gorelick, C., & April, K. (2001). Toward an understanding of organizational learning and knowledge management: A case study of structuration and sensemaking in British Petroleum’s knowledge management team. 4th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: New Directions, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1st-5th June, 1-20.

7. April, K. (2001). Knowledge management strategy: A theoretical framework. UNICOM Proceedings, 2, London, United Kingdom, 16th May.

6. April, K., de Smet, A., Dunford, R., Geigle, S., Gorelick, C., & Jenefsky, R. F. (2001). Models of consulting & consulting projects. Academy of Management: Management Consulting Division, Professional Development Workshops, Washington DC, USA, 3rd-5th August.

5. April, K., de Smet, A., Dunford, R., Geigle, S., Gorelick, C., & Jenefsky, R. F. (2001). Phases of consulting projects. Academy of Management: Management Consulting Division, Professional Development Workshops, Washington DC, USA, 3rd- 5thAugust.

4. April, K., de Smet, A., Dunford, R., Geigle, S., Gorelick, C., & Jenefsky, R. F. (2001). Deliverables and reports. Academy of Management: Management Consulting Division, Professional Development Workshops, Washington DC, USA, 3rd-5th August.

3. April, K., Harvey, M-L., & Reardon, D. (2001). Women in higher education. International Management Theory at Work Conference, Lancaster University, UK, September.

2. April, K., & Spangler, A. (2000). Knowledge management in multinational corporations within South Africa. International Management Theory at Work Conference, Lancaster University, UK, September.

1. April, K. (2000). Guidelines for management education in South Africa. 2nd International Lancaster-Cambridge Conference: Emergent Fields in Management Connecting Learning and Critique, Lancaster University, UK, 19th-21st July, 1-24.




5. Cairns, P., Boyd, S., & April, K. (2021). CASE STUDY – The road less travelled: A Zimbabwean leadership dilemma, The Case Writing Centre, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, ISSN: 2633-8505. https://doi.org/10.1108/CASEUCT-2021-000003.

4. Mpherwane, M., April, K., & Barnardo, C. (2019). CASE STUDY – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)Powerless but accountable leadership for former GCEO, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, ISSN: 2045-0621. URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-06-2019-0161.

3. Janse van Rensburg, H., & April, K. (Online publication date: 2nd January 2019). CASE STUDY – The Sorbet wayScooping up success through servant leadership, In SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications, Ltd., https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781526474636.

2. Hargarter, A., & April, K. (2007). CASE STUDY – First National Bank: Inspirational leadership in a South African context, European Case Clearing House, Case Study Reference No. 407-048-1, 54 pages, https://www.thecasecentre.org/main/products/view?id=73999.

1. April, K., Mulder, W., & Simpson, R. (2001). CASE STUDY – DoCoMo’s i-mode: Strategies for success, European Case Clearing House, Case Reference No. 501-050-1, 45 pages, https://www.thecasecentre.org/main/products/view?id=22088.




4. April, K. (2000). Knowledge management handbook. Johannesburg: Kagiso (In-house book, not for public distribution; South African Presidential Leadership Development Programme).

3. Aiken, D., April, K., Booysen, L., Essed, P., Kelly, C., Nkomo, S., Soudien, C., Steyn, M., & Swafo, I. (2010). Being different togetherCase studies on diversity interventions in some South African organisations. M. Steyn (Ed.). Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa (iNCUDISA). Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 1-236. ISBN: 978-0-620-49382-6.

2. April, K., Arruda, C., Artiles, M. C., Barry, S., Bindra, J. S., Cabrera, A., Carlson Nelson, M., Casey, C., Garret-Cox, K., Garton Ash, T., Goerke, P., Hastings, M., Gratton, L., Holzer, H., Kelly, K., Sakamoto, T., Seshadri, P., & Thomas, D. A. (2009). Recommendations on creating and managing inclusive workforces. World Economic Forum: Special Global Agenda Council on Talent and Diversity, October 2009, 1-26.

1. Brown, H., Kunene, P., Rouse, C., April, K., Berman, S., & Potgieter, A. (2003). Developing a basis for knowledge management: A Bayesian network approach (Unpublished Working Paper, Department of Computer Science and Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, Technical Report Number: CS03-14-00, 1-6).



65. April, K. (2021). Move over extroverts and introverts - today's organisations need ambivert managers and leaders. Daily Maverick, 29th June 2021. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2021-06-29-move-over-extroverts-and-introverts-todays-organisations-need-ambivert-managers-and-leaders/.

64. Kantor, L., April, K., & Nilsson, W. (2021). Making space for Buddha in the boardroom. The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/making-space-for-buddha-in-the-boardroom-158885.

63. April, K. (2021). Social justice in South Africa is as much business' crisis as it is government's. GSB Ideas Exchange, 29th March 2021, https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/emerging-market-business/social-justice-in-sa-is-business-crisis.

62. April, K. (2020). Women transformational leaders are a beacon of hope. News24, 8th August 2020. URL: https://www.news24.com/news24/columnists/guestcolumn/opinion-women-transformational-leaders-are-a-beacon-of-hope-20200808.

61. April, K., Singh, K., Klapsia, T. J. (2020). What should companies be doing to ensure that they can manage employee well-being? GSB Ideas Exchange, 29th July 2020, https://gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/management- fundamentals/what-should-companies-be-doing-to-ensure-they-can-manage-employee-well-being.

60. April, K., & Makgoba, T. (2020). South Africa needs leaders who are willing to step out of their comfort zones. Daily Maverick, 13th July 2020. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2020-07-13-south-africa-needs-leaders-who-are-willing-to-step-out-of-their-comfort-zones.

59. April, K. (2020). Cometh the hour, cometh the man: Cyril Ramaphosa rises to the occasion. Daily Maverick, 1st April 2020. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-01-cometh-the-hour-cometh-the-man-cyril-ramaphosa-rises-to-the-occasion.

58. April, K., & Dharani, B. (2020). Inclusion boosts the bottom line. Mail & Guardian, 27th March 2020, p.21. https://mg.co.za/article/2020-03-26-inclusion-boosts-the-bottom-line.

57. April, K. (2020). Great leaders are made in times of crises: Who will step up? GSB Ideas Exchange, 26th March 2020. https://gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/covid-10/great-leaders-times-of-crises.

56. April, K., & Dalwai, A. (2019). Technology refashions leadership in financial services sector. Cover, 1st September 2019.

55. April, K., & Dalwai, A. (2019). Wealth managers grapple with an unknown future. Business Day, 1st August 2019. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2019-08-01-wealth-managers-grappling-with-an-unknown-future.

54. April, K. (2019). SA youth seek and have fluid identities, 31st May 2019, https://mg.co.za/article/2019-05-31-00-sa-youth-seek-and-have-fluid-identities.

53. April, K. (2019). The six crucial elements of values-based leadership. Lexus Thought LeadershipLexus Life, May 2019, 2.

52. April, K. (2019). Coloured professionals have a harder time succeeding in senior management roles. Cape Argus, 13th March 2019. https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/opinion/coloured-professionals-have-a-harder-time-succeeding-in-senior-management-roles-19853799.

51. April, K., & Josias, A. (2019). Coloured execs battle to get to the top. Mail & Guardian, 22nd February 2019. https://mg.co.za/article/2019-02-22-00-coloured-execs-battle-to-get-to-the-top.

50. April, K. (2019). 'Treu' transformation in business: Myth or reality? Daily Maverick, 30th January 2019. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-01-30-treu-transformation-in-business-myth-or-reality/.

49. April, K. (2018). Is unmanaged stress killing off our SMMEs? Entrepreneur Magazine, 28th November 2018. https://entrepreneurmag.co.za/advice/starting-a-business/small-business-advice/is-unmanaged-stress-killing-off-our-smmes/.

48. April, K. (2018). Why small business owners need to manage stress levels. Business Day, 25th November 2018. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2018-11-25-why-small-business-owners-need-to-manage-stress-levels/.

47. April, K. (2018). The future of work: Fun and games and a healthy dose of humanity. GSB Business Review10, 20-21. http://www.gsbbusinessreview.gsb.uct.ac.za/the-future-of-work-fun-and-games-and-a-healthy-dose-of-humanity/.

46. April, K. (2018). Artificial intelligence demands reimagining of workplaces. Business Day, 25th April 2018, 7. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2018-04-25-game-changing--artificial-intelligence-demands-reimagining-of-workplaces/.

45. Buyens, D., April, K., & Parry, E. (2018). AI in HR: Artificial intelligence and the work revolution. Changeboard UK, 24th April 2018, https://www.changeboard.com/article-details/16761/ai-in-hr-artificial-intelligence-and-the-work-revolution/?pt=20752313.

44. April, K. (2017). SA's emerging leaders face a tough call: Living with congruent values and action. Fin24, 22nd September 2017. http://www.fin24.com/Opinion/sas-emerging-leaders-face-a-tough-call-20170922.

43. April, K. (2017). Ethical leadership needed more than ever in a diverse Europe. Fin24. 23rd May 2017. http://www.fin24.com/Opinion/ethical-leadership-needed-more-than-ever-in-a-diverse-europe-20170523.

42. April, K. (2017). Why SA needs more steward leaders like Ahmed Kathrada. Fin24, 18th April 2017. http://www.fin24.com/Opinion/why-sa-needs-more-steward-leaders-like-ahmed-kathrada-20170418.

41. Peters, B. K. G., April, K., & Kukard, J. (2014). Steward leadership: Een alternatief leiderschapsmodel voor toekomstige generaties leidinggevenden. Management Development, Spring Edition, 22(1), 20-25.

40. April, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2014). A better way to lead. HR Magazine, February 2014 Edition, 60-62.

39. Peters, B. K. G., & April, K. (2013). Why organisations need steward leaders. 360 – The Ashridge Journal, Winter 2013/14, 24-29.

38. April, K. (2013). Resilience and inclusive leadership: A personal journey. Dialogue, December 2013/January 2014 Edition, 32-35.

37. April, K. (2012). Leadership through social action. YPO/WPO MBA in a Day Booklet, 27th January, 4-6.

36. April, K. (2012). Academy of management set to be held in SA. The Citizen. 29th May 2012, 23.

35. April, K., & Mooketsi, B. (2011). Guilt, shame and the successful South African career woman. Management Today29(5), 42-43.

34. April, K. (2011). What makes us choose to act ethically? Breakwater Business12(1), 44-45.

33. April, K. (2010). Less can be more if you have soft power. Sunday Independent, 3rd October, 17.

32. April, K. (2010). Real leadership. Xplore, October, 37.

31. April, K. (2009). Dimensions of choice. Destiny, January/February Edition, 82-85.

30. April, K. (2008, 28th May). Business is not a discipline. Inaugural lecture conducted from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 1-17.

29. April, K., & Jappie, A. (2008). Global talent warfare: Line managers are still the determinant. Journal for Convergence9(1), 40-43.

28. April, K., April, A., & Sharma, V. (2008). Exclusive workplace systems. 3600 The Ashridge Journal, April Edition, 22-27.

27. April, K. (2008). Work should be about sharing your talents with the world. Business Day, Health News, 29th October, 2.

26. April, K. (2007). Choice: Power in diversity. 3600 The Ashridge Journal, March Edition, 4-5.

25. April, K., & Wilson, A. (2007). In search of ethics: Probing the firm-society interface. Journal for Convergence8(1), 16-19.

24. Torun, E., & April, K. (2006). Individual control (locus of control): Implications for business managers. Journal for Convergence7(1), 1-4.

23. April, K. (2006). Business could use a little soul. Business Brief10(6), 38-39.

22. Peters, B. K. G., & April, K. (2006). The global future of the MBA. Journal for Convergence7(4), 16-19.

21. April, K., & Shockley, M. (2004). How ready is your organisation for KM. Global Knowledge Review, September Edition, 10-12.

20. April, K. (2005). Knowledge sharing and distribution. Global Knowledge Review, March Edition, 8-12.

19. April, K. (2005). Toimetulek mitmekesisusega: Paluks uutmoodi lähenemist. Director, June Edition (6), 52-55.

18. April, K. (2005). Diversity management in emerging economies: In search of a new approach to humanism. Journal for Convergence6(3), 1-4.

17. April, K. (2005). Stewardship: Technology’s role in shaping our diverse future. Journal for Convergence, 6(2), 114-117.

16. April, K., Fourman, M., & McCrea, J. (2004). The digital leapfrog: Monitoring and evaluation and performance management as an improvement tool in business and government. Journal for Convergence5(2), 20-24.

15. April, K., & Shockley, M. (2004). Organisational readiness for KM. Global Knowledge Review, September Edition, 10-12.

14. April, K., & Koegelenberg, R. (2004). A roadmap to achieving strategic objectives. Journal for Convergence, 5(4), 56-59.

13. April, K. (2003). Leveraging diversity: Weaving strong fabrics from different threads. Journal for Convergence3(4), 54-55.

12. Shockley, M., & April, K. (2003). Good corporate governance: Building stakeholder trust. Journal for Convergence, 3(4), 26-30.

11. April, K. (2002). Competitive advantage: It takes knowledge to sustain the edge. Journal for Convergence, 3(3), 50-56.

10. April, K., & Cradock, J. (2001). The wisdom of being a fast-follower. Intelligence: Business 2.0, April Edition, 76-80.

9. April, K. (2001). The fittest runner wins the race: Acquiring the agility to change. Journal for Convergence, 2(3), 153.

8. April, K. (2001). E-business: Technological or strategic issue? Journal for Convergence2(2), 84-89.

7. April, K. (2000). A stitch in e-time: South Africa trails the world. Journal for Convergence1(2), 113.

6. April, K. (2000). Digital marketplaces can transform buy-side e-commerce in SA. Journal for Convergence1(2), 129.

5. April, K. (2000). From divide and control to collaboration and understanding. Journal for Convergence1(1), 143.

4. April, K. (1999). The new leadership lens of love and energy. People Dynamics16(9), 34-38.

3. April, K., & Macdonald, R. (1998). New science and leadership: The shift in thinking. People Dynamics17(6).

2. April, K., & Macdonald, R. (1998). New science implications for South African leaders. People Dynamics16(9), 14-15.

1. April, K. (1998). Leading through communication. People Dynamics16(11), 74-85.



4. April, K. (2004-1998). A resource-based view of the firm: Integrating the role of IT as a strategic resource (An empirical study of South African personal financial services firms:1999-2003) (Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, August 2004, 1-531).

3. April, K. (1997-1997). An investigation into the applicability of new science, chaos theory and complexity theory to leadership, and development of guiding principles for the modern leader and organisation (Unpublished MBA Dissertation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, December 1997, 1-252).

2. April, K. (1996-1995). High resolution techniques for the measurement of component and device performance (Unpublished MSc(Eng) Dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, April 1996, 1-119).

1. April, K. (1994-1994). A study of the fundamental performance and limitations of analogue-to-digital converters (Unpublished BSc(Eng) Dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, November 1994, 1-108).



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