Research

Research Focus Areas

Master’s and doctoral candidates have the opportunity to conduct focused and meaningful research in one of our exciting research focus areas, enabling them to contribute to new knowledge making a contribution to the well-being of the South African society. These focus areas, of which some have already developed in research flagships, are as follows:

1.1    School of Economic and Financial Sciences

  • Development Economics
  • History and Philosophy of Economics
  • International Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Financial Modelling
  • Heuristics, Optimisation and Statistical Modelling
  • Computability, Complexity and Randomness in Decision Science (CCRDS
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Investment Management
  • Risk Management
  • Small Business Finance
  • Macroeconomics

1.2    School of Management Sciences

  • Competitive Intelligence
  • South African Automotive Industry
  • Business Management in South Africa – Growth and profitability of SMMEs
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Strategies for the connected world
  • Management of technology and corporate information
  • Human Resource Development
  • Labour and Employment Relations
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Psychology
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Digital Marketing & Technology
  • Marketing & Africanisation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Small Business Marketing
  • Organisational Psychology and Change
  • Afrocentric Perspectives
  • Systems Psychodynamics
  • Measurement of individual characteristics and organisational behaviour
  • Neuroleadership
  • Performance management, reward and remuneration
  • Psychology of career and human capacity development and retention
  • Qualitative studies in employee well-being and adjustment
  • Work-related sense of coherence
  • Socio-analytic methods
  • Socially responsible, sustainable and ethical investment
  • Teaching Business Ethics
  • Information Security as a Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Change, Green Economy, Renewable Energy and Africa Agenda 2063

1.3    School of Public and Operations Management

  • Management of technology and corporate information
  • Total quality management
  • Quality management
  • Project management
  • Work Study
  • Operations Management
  • Safety management systems
  • Disaster management
  • Incident & accident analysis
  • Disaster management
  • Safety strategy
  • SMEs & safety entrepreneurship
  • Toxicology & hygiene
  • Compliance
  • Wellbeing, wellness and competitive advantage
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Integrated Logistics
  • Business and Leisure Tourism and Events
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Hospitality and Attractions Management
  • Marketing of Tourism Destinations and Tourism Businesses
  • Transport and Travel & Tourism
  • Local Government Management
  • Meaningful Knowledge
  • Public Administration Education
  • Public Finance
  • Public Human Resource and Organisational Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Public Service Delivery
  • Research Ethics Governance

The growing number of articles in accredited journals, research reports for industry and government, as well as master’s and doctoral dissertations and theses are testimony to the fact that the focused approach is working.

Last modified: 2019/03/12