Campus academic awarded for best PhD and research publication
Prof Nico Schutte from the Faculty of Commerce and Administration on the North-West University´s (NWU´s) Mafikeng Campus received a prestigious award for best PhD and research publication in human resource management. The award was presented by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) at a function held at Vodaworld in Johannesburg on 27 July 2016.
The SABPP is a regulating body for human resource management (HRM) in South Africa. The award recognises professional expertise and contributions in the field of HRM.
Prof Schutte was recognised for his dissertation entitled “Development of Human Resource Management, a professional competency model that can be applied in various global industries”, and published five research papers in accredited journals. This model caters for the unique and diverse South African context and also attracted a large amount of interest from corporate organisations.
Prof Schutte has two PhDs to his name. His first PhD is in the field of Public Administration where he developed a strategic leadership model for government leaders. He also won the best conference paper award for presentation based on this study. His second PhD is in Industrial Psychology. He also received an award as senior researcher in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration in 2014.
“I am honoured to have received this award. I am looking forward to expand research in the field of Human Resource Management and make a significant contribution towards the professionalisation of Human Resources," said Prof Schutte.