International conferences boost NWU postgraduate student development

Belinda Bantham -- Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:02

International conferences boost NWU postgraduate student development

Researchers and postgraduate students of the North-West University (NWU) recently attended the 13th annual International Conference on Management, Finance and Entrepreneurship (ICMFE) as well as the 15th International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences (ICESS) in Johannesburg.

The NWU delegation, representative of the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, presented several research papers. Of these a total of 12 papers were co-authored with master’s and PhD students.

The following papers were delivered by the NWU delegation:

  • Assessing the dynamic economic impact of tourism in the Vaal region, South Africa: A time series approach.
  • Trade openness, FDI and exchange rate effects on job creation in South Africa’s tradable sectors.
  • An econometric analysis of the relationship between changes in government bonds, exchange rates and inflation dynamics in South Africa.
  • Nonlinear effects of public debt on economic growth in Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) countries.
  • An investigation of the dynamic effect of foreign direct investment and interest rates on GDP in South Africa.
  • An assessment of the value of CPI, PMI and changes in the manufacturing sector in predicting economic growth in South Africa.
  • The impact of inflation and employment on growth in South Africa: A post-global financial crisis analysis.
  • An analysis of the impact of the tourism sector as a viable alternative to South Africa’s growth and development challenges.
  • A comparative analysis on the socio-economic challenges faced by SMMEs: the case of the Emfuleni and Midvaal local municipal areas.
  • A typology of trade union website use with evidence from the top five economies in Africa.
  • The revitalization of the labour movement in Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria and Angola: The use of ICT.
  • External factors influencing the cognitive response of impulse buying behaviour amongst generation Y students.