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Research Focus: Reap the fruits of mega-events - 10/03/2014
From EMS Research

Long-term competitiveness is not a given when a tourism destination is offered the once-off opportunity to host a major international event. However, when the mega-event is driven by a broader event strategy, managed by an appropriate and able leadership, and stakeholder roles have been sharply defined, many of the expected benefits should be achieved.

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Research Focus: Personality Across Ethnocultural Groups in South Africa: So similar yet different. - 04/03/2014
From EMS Research

So similar yet different! This is the conclusion of a research team representative of five local and foreign universities published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

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Research Focus: Send in the Perfect Business Rescue Practitioner - 25/02/2014
From EMS Research

“War-zone” experience is needed to rescue ventures in distress. “Business rescue practitioners (BRPs) face a challenging job,” says University of Pretoria’s Dr Marius Pretorius in the December 2013 issue of the South African Business Review. “A BRP’s tasks are complex, vaguely stated and involve a wide range of competencies not accessible to the average person.”

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NRF Ratings in the Faculty
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences boasts not less than 16 staff members with National Research Foundation (NRF) research ratings.Read more

Special Issue on Public Relations and Communication Management in South Africa. Read more

Women encouraged to focus on research excellence
 In celebrating Women’s Day the University of Pretoria, as a leading research intensive institution, has played a critical role in developing knowledge in terms of research in South Africa and the rest of the continent, says the Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Prof Stella Nkomo. Read more

Call for radical transformation of Management Education launched at RIO+20