International recognition for Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) researchers

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is developing a new teaching case method - incorporating multiple perspectives for the complex issues of our time - which they have been invited to present at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2020 Conference.

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Learning & Development

How often should company culture be reviewed and can it be changed?

We asked Prof Rija, Azvir Rampursad and Bradley Nitsckie for their views on how often company culture should be reviewed and whether it's possible to change a culture that has been instilled over an extended period of time.


Learning & Development

International recognition for Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) researchers

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is developing a new teaching case method - incorporating multiple perspectives for the complex issues of our time - which they have been invited to present at the North American Case Research Association (NACRA) 2020 Conference.


COVID-19

As COVID-19 gets more people working from home, cybercriminals zoom in

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digital trends to change our very notions of work and office. This presents both opportunities and threats - particularly when it comes to cybersecurity.


Management Fundamentals

Will remote working become the norm after COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted almost all industries. The future worker and workspace has evolved considerable and there may be no going back. Will remote working become the norm after COVID-19? What should companies be doing to prepare for the new normal? What are the key trends and skills that are going to be in high demand? These and other questions will form the basis of a dynamic four-part series of interactive webinars on the Future of Work hosted by the UCT Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) in partnership with Accelerate Cape Town.


Learning & Development

UCT GSB partners with Accelerate Cape Town to host Future of Work series

The University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) has teamed up with Accelerate Cape Town to explore pressing questions on the future of work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Learning & Development

Rise. Reset. Reimagine. Recreate.

This year’s Women in Business Conference celebrated women who aren’t just breaking proverbial glass ceilings but are also empowering others in their wake. UCT GSB MBA alumna, Shivani Ghai, shares her experience of the virtual conference.


Leadership & Ethics

Building an agile hospitality industry

As local tourism begins to pick up, the hospitality industry is feeling some relief from the massive blow it sustained during lockdown. Some might even be feeling that things are returning to how we knew them to be. And while we should savour this little bit of hope, the truth is things have changed forever and we must change along with them.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Funders are not seeing the big picture in South Africa

An award-winning case study on local digital animation filmmaker, Triggerfish, has highlighted the absurdity of lack of access to funding for SMEs operating in the creative space.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Reimagining the future of tourism post-COVID-19

The UCT GSB’s Solution Space recently hosted a virtual Future of Tourism Bootcamp where participants were given the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to solve challenges amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic within the tourism industry.


Learning & Development

UCT GSB teaching case study on medical technology company, Biotronik, wins top international award

Researchers from the UCT GSB have once again taken top honours in a prestigious international case writing competition, for a new teaching case on the challenges of remaining competitive and profitable without compromising on quality in the SA cardiac device industry.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB’s e-Track programme takes nine local start-ups to the next level

The latest e-Track programme, an initiative of the UCT GSB's Solution Space in partnership with the MTN Group, yields exceptional results as all participating teams progress to next phase.


Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Is investing for good reaching its tipping point?

With sustainable investments increasingly outperforming traditional options, millennials - the recipients of the greatest wealth transfer in history – are queuing up to get on board.


Learning & Development

Gender diversity in SA has a long way to go

Award-winning chartered accountant and UCT GSB EMBA alumna, Cheryl-Jane Kujenga is vocal about transformation and gender diversity in the workplace - and why we need more women at the top.


Learning & Development

The dearth of mentorship is a major fault line in SA education

UCT GSB PGDip alumnus, Bianca Rousseau, had a few more bumps in the road than most when trying to earn herself a professional qualification; but when she did, she came up with a formula for success that is founded on the principle of mentorship.


Leadership & Ethics

Building a new global understanding of African business – on African terms

The UCT GSB's new director, Dr Catherine Duggan, has often been asked why she wants to work in Africa – it's a question this award-winning lecturer and former Harvard academic just loves to answer.


Learning & Development

New director wants UCT GSB to ‘seize the opportunity to lead in Africa’

Dr Catherine Duggan, formerly the vice dean for strategy and research at the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda and member of faculty at Harvard Business School, has been appointed as the new director of the UCT GSB.


Learning & Development

UCT GSB's new programme prepares students to lead internationally

Dr Beverly Shrand, spoke with Cape Talk about the UCT GSB's new programme, the CEMS Master of Management specialising in International Management (MIM).


Political Economy

Yes, there is unity in diversity, and talking about it makes us strong

UCT GSB MBA alumnus, Shivani Ghai, says creating a safe space for talking about difficult topics is an important way to foster unity in a divided world.


Leadership & Ethics

In a world impacted by COVID-19, women leaders can make the difference

The disruption brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic may be seen by some companies as an excuse to dial back on diversity and inclusion - but this would be a mistake as studies show women handle crises better.


Management Fundamentals

What should companies be doing to ensure that they can manage employee well-being?

Research shows that promoting employee well-being and health can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive.


Management Fundamentals

Five top tips for first time managers

Moving into a managerial role can be stressful and many new managers feel overwhelmed and unsure of themselves. But there five simple things they can do to boost their confidence and thrive.