Economic and Management Sciences News

Our straining economy is deteriorating our health

• The share of the population unable to afford a healthy diet has fallen across all income groups

• Loadshedding has increased costs and pushed up prices throughout the food production value chain

• Food prices are not only determined by supply and demand, but also by policies and politics

Wars and weather, internal…

Prof Jonathan Calof takes his market insight to a Mandarin audience

It is no surprise that, as a world-renowned expert in intelligence and foresight, Prof Jonathan Calof from the Ottawa University in Canada and extraordinary professor in the research focus area TRADE at the North-West University (NWU), is finding another global stage: China.

Prof Calof’s book, Gaining Market Insight from Events, has…

International event: NWU academic says AI is shaping our future

Kurt Naicker, a senior lecturer and chartered accountant at the North-West University's (NWU) School of Accounting Sciences, recently shared his insights about how artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the South African landscape and shaping our future with postgraduate students from Kohinoor Business School in Mumbai, India.

Academic explores the link between talent management and small business performance

Associate research professor Petronella Jonck from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences recently shed light on the relationship between talent management and the financial performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs) operating within the informal sector.

As the keynote speaker at a…

Thought-provoking inaugural lecture provides insight into innovative teaching

Prof Verona Leendertz, deputy dean for research and innovation in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, recently presented her inaugural lecture on the Vanderbijlpark Campus.

Tilted “Igniting innovative teaching: Connecting multifaceted dimensions for immersive learning”, the lecture provided…

Workshops explore AI in higher education

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and Centre for Teaching and Learning recently hosted two workshops on artificial intelligence (AI) and podcasting in teaching and learning on the Vanderbijlpark Campus.

The workshops were led by international guests Donald and Callum Clark.

Donald is…

Prof Stander is celebrating his 37th university anniversary

Prof Marius Stander has been involved in teaching industrial psychology master’s students at the North-West University (NWU) for the past 37 years, which is a source of great pride for him.

Prof Stander joined the NWU in 1979 as a student and worked his way up to become a respected full professor. "I started teaching master’s students…

Academic chosen for International Visiting Scholar programme

Dr Ankit Katrodia, a senior lecturer in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, has been selected for the 2023 International Visiting Scholar Programme at the Shanghai Open University (SOU).

The programme is designed to facilitate collaborative research in the domains of economic and social…

In a struggling economy, market to Millennials or miss out

Their pockets help fuel our economy and their spending habits determine the success of many business endeavours. They were born between 1981 and 1996, they are called Millennials and, according to Prof Roland Goldberg from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the North-West University (NWU), retailers would be remiss to ignore…

Students speak out on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship

by  Vukosi Mathale

In the dynamic landscape of innovation and entrepreneurship, students are emerging as a powerful force, armed with fresh perspectives and bold ideas to start new businesses.

Pitching for competitions like Leopards Lair® has become the proving ground for these aspiring young minds.…