Associate Professor Linda Ronnie

QUALIFICATIONS: Adv Diploma in Adult Ed Cape Town; MEd Sheffield, PhD (UCT)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Managing people in organisations, Organisational change, Adult learning, Sociology of education, Research methodology, HR good practice and management, Organisational behaviour

EMAIL: linda.ronnie@gsb.uct.ac.za


Linda Ronnie is an Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and People Management at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. She holds a PhD in Education from UCT, a MSc in Applied Psychology from the University of Liverpool, and a MEd in Training and Development from the University of Sheffield.

Prior to her academic career, Linda worked in the manufacturing sector where she gained extensive management experience. She was also involved in management development in the same industry for many years. She consults to both the private and public sectors around managing change and improving employee-employer relationships.

Linda’s research interests include the attraction, retention, and motivation of talented, capable employees in diverse contexts and the role of the psychological contract in shaping individuals’ working lives and their productivity. Besides her growing publication list, she has presented at numerous international and local conferences.

Her teaching focusses on a wide range of people management topics including organisational culture, recruitment and selection, motivation and teamwork, labour relations, and managing change. She is committed to business education and her role in the development of a cadre of management ready to take on local, continental, and international challenges.

A committed and enthusiastic management educator for over 15 years, Linda was presented with the prestigious UCT Distinguished Teacher’s Award in 2014 and is the award-winning co-author of the Best 2015 AABS/Emerald Case Study, both firsts for the UCT Graduate School of Business.




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