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Professor John Luiz

Professor at the GSB

Qualifications

PhD, MCom, BCom Hons

Areas of Expertise

International Business; Business in Africa; Business, Society, and Government Economics of Emerging Markets

Contact

Email: john.luiz@gsb.uct.ac.za
Tel: +27 (0)21 -406-1444

John Luiz specialises in International Business; Business, Society, and Government; and the Economics of Emerging Markets. Previously he was a Professor at the Wits Business School and served in various capacities including as their Director of International Programmes and as Academic Director. He has also been Executive Dean in the Faculty of Management at the University of Johannesburg.

He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1999, 2006 and 2011, and a Research Affiliate at Columbia University in 2006. Besides the Ph.D. in Economics, John has completed various other programmes including the Cambridge Advanced Programme on Development Economics, the Wharton Global Faculty Development Programme, and Strategic Management at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of various professional bodies including the National Councils of the Economic Society of South Africa (currently Vice President) and the Economic History Society of South Africa. He is on the Editorial Board of the South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, the South African Journal of Business Management, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, and Economic History of Developing Regions, and a referee at several journals.

Besides winning various teaching awards, John has published in excess of 50 articles in journals including: International Business Review, Applied Economics, World Development, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Development Studies, The International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Applied Business Research, International Journal of Social Economics, the Journal of International Development, International Business and Economics Research Journal and the Cambridge Journal of Economics. He is the co-author and/or editor of several books published by Macmillan, Pearson and Oxford University Press, and the co-author of an award-winning case study on sustainable development. He is an NRF rated researcher.

John works as a consultant and has undertaken research for the African Development Bank in Tunisia, Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation, the Department of Trade and Industry, the United States Agency for International Development, the Johannesburg Development Agency, and the Centre for Development and Enterprise amongst others. He is active in management training and executive education at several leading multinational and South African corporations and public entities. He has lectured at various universities and programmes including the INSEAD My Globe Programme, the Grow Your Business programme and the Management Development Programme with Duke University.


Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Chibba and Luiz. Poverty, Inequality and Unemployment in South Africa: Context, Issues and the Way Forward.Economic Papers. Forthcoming.
  2. Luiz and Fadal. An Economic Analysis of Sports Performance in Africa. International Journal of Social Economics. Forthcoming.
  3. Luiz and Mariotti. Perceptions Regarding Entrepreneurship in an Emerging and Culturally Diverse Economy: A South African Survey. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. 14(1): 47-65, 2011.
  4. Beck and Luiz. The Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism and its Application in an Emerging Market: The Case of South Africa. International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics. 19(3): 227-256, 2011.
  5. Luiz, Bowen, and Beswick. Woolworths SA: Making Sustainability Sustainable. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies. 1(1): 1-21, 2011.
  6. Luiz et al. The State and Scope of the Economic History of Developing Regions. Economic History of Developing Regions. 25(1): 3-20, 2010.
  7. Luiz. Infrastructure Investment and its Performance in Africa over the Course of the Twentieth Century.International Journal of Social Economics. 37(7/8): 512-536, 2010.
  8. Luiz and Stobie. The Market for Equity Release Products: Lessons from the International Experience. Southern African Business Review. 14(2): 24-45, 2010.
  9. Luiz. Evaluating the Performance of South African Economics Departments. South African Journal of Economics. 77(4): 591-602, 2009.
  10. Luiz. Institutions and Economic Performance: Implications for African Development. Journal of International Development. 21: 58-72, 2009.
  11. Luiz and Charalambous. Factors Influencing Foreign Direct Investment of South African Financial Services Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Business Review. 18: 305-317, 2009.
  12. Fedderke & Luiz. Does Human generate Social and Institutional Capital? Exploring Evidence from South African Time Series Data, 1917-2001Oxford Economic Papers. 60: 649-682: 2008.
  13. Chaggan, Luiz, Mohapi, McIntyre & Martinson. The socio-economic impact of antiretroviral treatment on individuals in Soweto, South Africa. Health Sociology Review. 17(1): 95-105, 2008.
  14. Fedderke & Luiz. The Political Economy of Institutions, Stability and Investment: a simultaneous equation approach in an emerging economy – the case of South Africa. Journal of Development Studies. 44(7): 1056-1079, 2008.
  15. Luiz and Gaspari. The Indigenization of Business Ownership in an Emerging Market - Doing Business in South Africa. International Business and Economics Research Journal. 6(12): 73-90, 2007.
  16. Luiz and Muller. Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction under the Kyoto Protocol: The South African Example.International Business and Economics Research Journal. 7(1): 75-92, 2008.
  17. Fedderke. Luiz & de Kadt. Using Fractionalization Indexes: deriving methodological principles for growth studies from time series evidence. Social Indicators Research. 85: 257-278, 2008.
  18. Fedderke & Luiz. Fractionalization and Long–Run Economic Growth: Webs and Direction of Association Between the Economic and the Social - South Africa as a Time Series Case Study. Applied Economics. 39 (8): 1037-1052, 2007.
  19. Luiz. The New Partnership for African Development: Africa’s Response to its Underdevelopment. Journal of International Development. 18: 223-236, 2006.
  20. Luiz. The Wealth of Some and the Poverty of Sub Saharan Africa. International Journal of Social Economics. 33(9): 625-648, 2006.
  21. Hurwitz & Luiz. Understanding Working Class Credit and Over-Indebtedness in South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies. 33(1): 107-131, 2007.
  22. Fedderke, Perkins & Luiz. Infrastructural Investment in Long-run Economic Growth: Phasing, Directions of Association, and Why the Need Never Goes Away, South Africa 1875-2001. World Development. 34(6): 1037-1059, 2006.
  23. Perkins, Fedderke & Luiz. An Analysis of Economic Infrastructure Investment in South Africa. South African Journal of Economics. 73(2): 211-228, 2005.
  24. Luiz. The State of Economics at South African Universities. South African Journal of Economics. 72(1): 187-206, 2004.
  25. Luiz and Wessels. Changes in the Provision of Health Care in South Africa.  South African Journal of Business Management. 35(3): 1-11, 2004.
  26. Luiz. The Relevance, Practicality and Viability of Spatial Development Initiatives: A South African Case Study.Public Administration and Development. 23: 433-443, 2003.
  27. Fedderke, de Kadt & Luiz. Capstone or deadweight? Inefficiency, duplication and inequity in South Africa's tertiary education system, 1910-93. Cambridge Journal of Economics. 27: 377-400, 2003.
  28. Wessels & Luiz. The Future of the South African Retail Pharmacy Industry in the Light of International Experience and the Changing Healthcare Market. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. 6(3): 612-626, 2003.
  29. Fedderke & Luiz. Production of Educational Output: Time-Series Evidence from Socio-economically Heterogeneous Populations – the Case of South Africa, 1927-1993. Economic Development and Cultural Change. 51(1): 161-188, 2002.
  30. Luiz. South African state capacity and post-apartheid reconstruction. International Journal of Social Economics. 29(8): 594-614, 2002.
  31. Luiz. Small Business Development, Entrepreneurship and Expanding the Business Sector in a Developing Economy: The Case of South Africa. Journal of Applied Business Research. 18(2): 53-68, 2002.
  32. Luiz. Johannesburg: The Economics of Urban Regeneration in Africa’s Financial Capital. Africa Insight. 32(4): 36-45, 2002.
  33. Fedderke, de Kadt & Luiz. Indicators of political liberty, property rights and political instability in South Africa: 1935-97. International Review of Law and Economics. 21: 103-134, 2001.
  34. Luiz. Temporal Association, the Dynamics of Crime, and their Economic Determinants: A Time Series Econometric Model of South Africa. Social Indicators Research. 53: 33-61, 2001.
  35. Fedderke, de Kadt & Luiz. Growth and Institutions: A study of the link between political institutions and economic growth in South Africa – a time series study: 1935-97. Journal for the Study of Economics and Econometrics. 25(1): 1-26, 2001.
  36. Luiz. The politics of state, society and economy. International Journal of Social Economics. 27(3), 227-244, 2000. (This article received the Highly Commended Award for 2001 by the Editorial Board.)
  37. Fedderke, de Kadt & Luiz. Uneducating South Africa: Government Policy and the failure to address human capital a 1910-1993 legacy. International Review of Education. 46(3/4): 257-281, 2000.
  38. Luiz. The evolution and fall of the South African apartheid state: a political economy perspective. UFAHAMU: Journal of the African Activist Society. 26(2/3): 49-72, 2000.
  39. Fedderke, de Kadt & Luiz. Growth and social capital: A critical reflection. Theory and Society. 28: 709-745, 1999.
  40. Luiz. The State and Industrialisation in Korea and Brazil. South African Journal of Economics. 67(2): 195-225, 1999.
  41. Luiz & Roets. Sex work, STDs and the law in South Africa: The state as pimp. Journal of Contemporary African Studies. 18(1): 21-38, 2000.
  42. Luiz & vd Waal. The labour impact of regional industrial development. South African Journal of Labour Relations. 22(2/3): 59-72, 1998.
  43. Luiz. The political economy of Zaire: The case of a predatory state. Africa Insight. 27(4): 247-253, 1997.
  44. Luiz. The socio-economic restructuring of a post-apartheid South Africa. International Journal of Social Economics. 23(10/11): 137-149, 1996.
  45. Luiz & vd Waal. Re-evaluating South Africa's Regional Industrial Development Programme. Urban Forum. 8(1): 61-82, 1997.
  46. Luiz. State, society and market: A review. South African Journal of Economics. 65(3): 426-432, 1997.
  47. Luiz & Roets. The Aids threat in South Africa: What lies ahead? Africa Insight. 25(1): 31-37, 1995.
  48. Luiz. The role and transformation of social security in South Africa. Development Southern Africa. 12(4): 579-594, 1995.
  49. Luiz. Welfare state principles for the reconstruction of South Africa's welfare policy. Social Work. 30(4): 327-335, 1994.
  50. Luiz. Constraints facing the socio-economic transformation of South Africa. Africa Insight. 24(4): 230-236, 1994.
  51. Luiz. Health care in the new South Africa: Surveying the more radical options. Africa Insight. 24(2): 127-132, 1994.
  52. Luiz. The economics of future education in South Africa. Economics. 9(1): 8-14, 1995.
  53. Luiz. A basic needs approach to poverty and redistribution in South Africa. Economics. 8(1): 13-17, 1994.

Books and book chapters

  1. Luiz. 2011. State Models, Capacity and Economic Policy in Modern South Africa. In Plaatjies,D. (ed.) Future Inheritance: Building State Capacity in Democratic South Africa.
  2. Beck and Luiz. 2011. South African Business Opportunities under the Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism. In Daniels,J.A. (ed.) Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 10. New York: Nova Publishers, 2011.
  3. Luiz. 2011. Woolworths SA: Making Sustainability Sustainable. In Daniels,J.D., Radebaugh,L.H. and Sullivan,D.P. International Business: Environments and Operations. 13th ed.  Pearson.
  4. Luiz. 2012. Game: Competing in Africa’s Playing Fields. In Wild,J. And Wild,K. International Business. 6th ed. Pearson.
  5. Luiz, Goldberg, and Elliott. 2011. Inclusive Business in Africa. In Elliot,L.E. Sieper,H. and Ekpott,N. Redefining Business in the New AfricaShifting Strategies to be Successful. Charlotte: Conceptualee, Inc. Chpt 11: pp113-123.
  6. Luiz. Business in Emerging Markets: The Case of Africa. Global Business: Environments and Strategies. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
  7. Luiz. The Global Political, Institutional and Legal Environment. Global Business: Environments and Strategies. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
  8. Fedderke, Luiz and De Kadt. 2008. Fractionalization Indexes and Economic Growth: Longitudinal Evidence from South Africa. Chapter in Deshpande,A. (ed.) Globalization and Development: A Handbook of New Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
  9. Luiz (ed) 2006. Managing Business in Africa: Practical Management Theory for an Emerging Market. Oxford University Press.
  10. Luiz. 2006. Challenges and Prospects for Economic and Business Development in Africa. Chapter in Managing Business in Africa. Oxford University Press.
  11. Luiz. 2006. Mastering the Environment of Business in Africa. Chapter in Managing Business in Africa. Oxford University Press.
  12. Luiz, Mangondo and Serfontein. 2005. Economics for all. Macmillan.
  13. Cameron,S. and Luiz,J. 2004. The Management Handbook. 4th ed. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall. An adaptation of Cameron.

Cases

  1. Murray and Luiz. 2007. South Africa: The Battle for Social and Economic Policy. Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House.
  2. Townsend, Luiz and Bick. 2006. MTN: One Group; One Vision; One Brand. In Managing Business in Africa. Oxford University Press. Also available as a case from the Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House.
  3. Gordon-Brown and Luiz. 2006. Eve Smith: Case Novice. Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House.
  4. Alsfine and Luiz. Pick n Pay: Changing its Environmental Footprint. Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House. 2008.
  5. Bowen and Luiz. Woolworths SA: Making Sustainability Sustainable. Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House. 2009. Winner of the 2011 AABS/Emerald Case Competition.
  6. Townsend and Luiz. Game: Competing in Africa’s Playing Fields. Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House. 2010.
  7. Metton and Luiz. Phodiclinics’ Acquisition of New Protector: Increasing Concentration? Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House. 2010.
  8. Metton and Luiz. Competition Commission vs South African Airways (2005) Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House. 2010.
  9. Metton and Luiz. Competition Commission: 1999-2009. Wits Business School Case Centre and European Case Clearing House. 2010.

Conference papers

  1. An Economic Perspective: Navigating and Thriving in Africa. Paper presented at the Africa Growth Conference, 21 April 2011, UCLA Los Angeles (Keynote invited speaker).
  2. Doing Business in Emerging Markets – The Case of Africa. Paper presented at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, 24 February 2011.
  3. Measuring Institutions: Indicators of Political and Property Rights in Mozambique, 1900-2005. Paper presented at the Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH/ERSA) Conference on Lessons from History for Development, 24-26 November 2010.
  4. Shifts in Global Trade Regimes and Their Impact on Africa. Paper presented at the Emerging Africa and the Global Business Revolution Conference, 28-29 June 2010, IESE Barcelona (invited speaker).
  5. Institutional Development and the Environment of Business in Africa. Paper presented at the European Union-Africa Forum, European Policy Centre, 3 June 2010, Brussels (invited keynote speaker).
  6. The Use of Business Case Studies in Management Education. Paper presented at the Enterprise and Society: Business History Perspective Workshop, 29-31 July 2010, Muldersdrift (with Beswick).
  7. Factors Influencing Foreign Direct Investment of South African Financial Services Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paper presented at the South African Reserve Bank, 26 March 2010, Pretoria.
  8. Challenges and Prospects for Economic and Business Development in Africa. Paper presented at the International Cooperation in the face of Food and Energy Challenges Conference, 18 June 2009, Lisbon (invited participant).
  9. The University as Machine, Educator or Innovator? Paper presented at the Conference on Intellectual and Moral Leadership: What is a University for? 14-16 July 2009, Johannesburg (invited speaker).
  10. The Economics of Entrepreneurship: Who Some Do and Others Don’t? Paper presented at the Entrepreneurship as a Driver for Growth Conference in Johannesburg, 12 November 2008.
  11. The African Union: Pipe Dream or Pragmatism? Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association in Maastricht, The Netherlands 4- 8 July 2007 (with Goldman, Makka and Mohammed)
  12. Diversity Management: An African Perspective. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development in Kyoto, Japan, 8-11 August 2007 (with Theron)
  13. Growth and Institutions: A study of the link between political institutions and economic growth in South Africa – a time series study: 1935-97. Paper presented at the Conference on Reflecting History Through Numbers: Quantitative African Economic History in the New Institutional Tradition in Stellenbosch, 26-27 July 2007 (with Fedderke and de Kadt).
  14. Fedderke & Luiz. Does Human generate Social and Institutional Capital? Exploring Evidence from South African Time Series Data, 1917-2001. Paper presented at the Conference on Reflecting History Through Numbers: Quantitative African Economic History in the New Institutional Tradition in Stellenbosch, 26-27 July 2007 (with Fedderke).
  15. Challenges and Prospects for Economic and Business Development in Africa. Paper presented at the International Management Conference in Johannesburg, 29-31 October 2006
  16. Economic Infrastructure Stocks and Investment in South Africa, 1870-2000. Paper presented at the Infrastructure and Growth Conference in Cape Town, 29 May – 31 May 2006.
  17. Using Fractionalization Indexes: deriving methodological principles for growth studies from time series evidence. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for Development and Change in India, Neemrana, December 2-4, 2005.
  18. Does Human Generate Social and Institutional Capital? Exploring Evidence from Time Series Data in a Middle Income Country. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference on Econometric Modelling in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 6-8 July 2005. (with Fedderke)
  19. Infrastructural Investment in Long-run Economic Growth: South Africa 1875-2001. Paper presented at the 10thAnnual Conference on Econometric Modelling in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, 6-8 July 2005. (with Fedderke and Perkins)
  20. Understanding Institutions in Africa. Paper presented at the International Conference on Humanities in Prato, Italy, 20-23 July 2004.
  21. The Role of the State and Institutions in the African Development Context. Invited to present a paper at the Annual Conference for Development and Change in Antigua, 28-30 July 2003. Organised by the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University.
  22. The institutional determinants of long-term growth: South Africa as a case study. Paper to be presented at the 19thInternational Political Science Association Conference, in Durban, 29 June - 4 July 2003.
  23. Globalisation, NEPAD and Africa Recovery. Paper presented at the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Conference, in Sydney, 3-5 October 2002.
  24. South Africa’s regional development: A misallocation of resources? Paper presented at the International Atlantic Economic Society Conference in Philadelphia, 11-14 October 2001.
  25. South African state capacity and post-apartheid reconstruction. Paper presented at the Western Economic Association International Conference in Vancouver, June 2000.
  26. South African state capacity and post-apartheid reconstruction. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference in Washington, DC August 2000.
  27. Education in South Africa 1910-1993: A legacy. Paper presented at the Conference of the World Council of Comparative Education. University of Cape Town. 12-17 July 1998.
  28. Prostitution, STDs and the law in South Africa: The state as pimp. Paper presented at the African Studies Association Conference in Chicago. 30 October-2 November 1998.
  29. Production of educational output: time series evidence from socio-economically heterogeneous populations - the case of South Africa 1910-93. Paper presented at the Development Society of Southern Africa Conference. Rand Academic University. 7-8 April 1999.
  30.  Production of educational output: time series evidence from socio-economically heterogeneous populations - the case of South Africa 1910-93. Paper presented at the African Econometric Society Conference. Wits University. July 1999.
  31. The socio-economic reconstruction of a post-apartheid South Africa. Paper presented at the seventh world congress of Social Economics at the University of Verona, Italy. 3-7 August 1994.