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FACULTY OF commerce
Doctoral Graduations
E. Blecher (School of Economics)
The economics of tobacco control in low-and-middle-
income countries.
Supervised by
Associate Professor C. van Walbeeck
N. Branson (School of Economics)
Health and education outcomes for children born to
teenage mothers in South Africa.
Supervised by
Professor M. Leibbrandt and Dr C.
C. Brown (Information Systems)
Excavating the meaning of information and
communication technology use amongst South African
university students: A critical discourse analysis.
Supervised by
Professor M. Hart
S. Dakela (Information Systems)
Web analytics strategy: A model for adopting and
implementing advanced web analytics.
Supervised by
Dr L. Seymour
A. Endi (School of Economics)
Empirical essays in financial economics.
Supervised by
Professor H. Abraham
J. Esekow (Accounting)
An exploratory study of behavioural finance insights in
the small, medium and micro-enterprise creditworthiness
assessment process.
Supervised by
Professor E. Uliana
M. Jere (Graduate School of Business)
Advertising to low-income consumers: portrayals of
women in Drum Magazine advertisements 1981–2010.
Supervised by
Professor S. Burgess
K.A. Johnston (Information Systems)
An IS perspective on managing change in a university.
Supervised by
Dr L. Seymour and Professor J. Cronje
R. Kruger (School of Management Studies)
Evidence of return predictability on the Johannesburg
Stock Exchange.
Supervised by
Dr F. Toerien and Associate Professor I.
G. Kumchulesi (School of Economics)
An economic analysis of declining marriages in post-
Apartheid South Africa: 1995-2006.
Supervised by
Associate Professor M. Wittenberg
C. Mphuka (School of Economics)
Poverty and inequality measurement and determinants:
The case of Zambia.
Supervised by
Professor M. Leibbrandt
Other parts of the faculty, including the applied
management, organisational psychology and professional
communications sections of the School of Management
Studies, also enhanced the status and volume of the
faculty’s research production. The newly launchedCollege of
Accounting promotes a scholarship agenda that is explicitly
linked to one of our sources of comparative advantage in
keeping the South African accounting profession up-to-
the-minute in its knowledge of the expected impact of
new regulatory requirements developed in response to the
financial crisis. In particular, the college is well placed to
assist South Africa’s accounting firms to bring professional
standards, practices, and ethics up to global speed across
Africa. This knowledge is an irreplaceable prerequisite
for the emergence of African ‘lion’ economies that once-
pessimistic commentators such
The Economist
forecast as magnets for ambitious investors.
The Graduate School of Business (GSB) is another core
component of our potential for globally prestigious research.
Research highlights for the GSB included an international
conference on the Business of Social and Environmental
Innovation in mid-November, that attracted close to 100
scholars and practitioners from around the world. GSB
publications for 2011 show a significant improvement
relative to previous years, signaling that the school’s
firmly established global eminence as a provider of MBA
education is being complemented by growth in scholarship.
If we stand on the brink of Africa’s economic take-off, and
if South Africa is to play its natural role in this longed-for
development, then world-class business research will
necessarily be an aspect of it. Based on its research
accomplishments in 2011, the UCT Faculty of Commerce
is confident that we can march in the vanguard.
Professor Don Ross
Dean of the Faculty of Commerce