True to the mission of Henley Business School Africa “We build the people who build the businesses that build Africa”, our overarching ambition for Research at Henley is to contribute significantly to inculcating a forward-thinking philosophy through research and to develop and foster sense-making capabilities for the benefit of Henley Business School Africa, its stakeholders, its clients and broader society in Africa and beyond.

To fulfil our mission and realise our ambition, the following collaborative research project and collaborations with Henley Business School Centres are currently being driven by the Henley Business School Africa Research Office and the Henley Business School’s respective centres.

Research collaborations with Henley Business School Research Centres

01 The John H Dunning Centre for International Business

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Centre overview

Henley Business School Africa and the John H Dunning Centre for International Business are in the process of establishing a sister centre, the John H Dunning Africa Centre for International Business at the South Africa campus. The centre straddles the fields of international business, strategic management, innovation, and human resource management, and balances the necessity of a deep theoretical grounding with the added value of a strong applied focus.

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Research area

Research focuses on areas including the strategies of multinational enterprises, globalisation and international business regulation, international human resource management, the globalisation of technology and Innovation and MNEs and economic development.

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PHD Studies

Apart from undertaking collaborative researcher projects and offering international business education, Henley Business School Africa has funded the appointed of the first John H Dunning Africa Centre for International Business and in addition to this, PhD students will be jointly supervised by academics affiliated to both Henley Business School Africa and Henley UK. Associate members for the sister centre have been appointed from across Africa.

Research collaborations with Henley Business School Research Centres

01 The John H Dunning Centre for International Business

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Centre overview

Henley Business School Africa and the John H Dunning Centre for International Business are in the process of establishing a sister centre, the John H Dunning Africa Centre for International Business at the South Africa campus. The centre straddles the fields of international business, strategic management, innovation, and human resource management, and balances the necessity of a deep theoretical grounding with the added value of a strong applied focus.

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Research area

Research focuses on areas including the strategies of multinational enterprises, globalisation and international business regulation, international human resource management, the globalisation of technology and Innovation and MNEs and economic development.

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PHD Studies

Apart from undertaking collaborative researcher projects and offering international business education, Henley Business School Africa has funded the appointed of the first John H Dunning Africa Centre for International Business and in addition to this, PhD students will be jointly supervised by academics affiliated to both Henley Business School Africa and Henley UK. Associate members for the sister centre have been appointed from across Africa.

02 The Henley Centre for Leadership

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is furthermore collaborating with researchers from the Henley Centre for Leadership on a project focusing on African leadership optimism with the working title: ‘The attributes and energy dynamics of hopeful, healthy performing senior management teams and their impact on society in an African leadership context’.

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Research team

The researchers are Prof. Bernd Vogel from the Henley Centre for Leadership; Prof. Anneloes Raes from IESE Business School (Spain); and Henley Business School Africa researchers, Brian Mhlanga and Dr Rosette Pillay.

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Outcomes

Through appreciative inquiry, success stories of African leaders will be researched and reported. 

02 The Henley Centre for Leadership

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is furthermore collaborating with researchers from the Henley Centre for Leadership on a project focusing on African leadership optimism with the working title: ‘The attributes and energy dynamics of hopeful, healthy performing senior management teams and their impact on society in an African leadership context’.

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Research team

The researchers are Prof. Bernd Vogel from the Henley Centre for Leadership; Prof. Anneloes Raes from IESE Business School (Spain); and Henley Business School Africa researchers, Brian Mhlanga and Dr Rosette Pillay.

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Outcomes

Through appreciative inquiry, success stories of African leaders will be researched and reported. 

03  The John Madejski Centre for Reputation

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Research topic 1

Prof. Kevin Money from the John Madejski Centre for Reputation and Henley Business School Africa researcher, Dr Gene van Heerden are working on a project focusing on ‘Lessons for best practice in government communications’.

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Research topic 2

Prof. Carola Hillenbrand from the John Madejski Centre for Reputation; and Henley Business School Africa researchers, Dr Gene van Heerden and Davina Zibi are working on a project titled ‘Attainment of organisational strategy through stakeholder engagement: a South African case study’.

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Outcomes

The outcome of these collaborations will be a range of thought leadership pieces including white papers, case studies, reports, and journal articles.

03  The John Madejski Centre for Reputation

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Research topic 1

Prof. Kevin Money from the John Madejski Centre for Reputation and Henley Business School Africa researcher, Dr Gene van Heerden are working on a project focusing on ‘Lessons for best practice in government communications’.

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Research topic 2

Prof. Carola Hillenbrand from the John Madejski Centre for Reputation; and Henley Business School Africa researchers, Dr Gene van Heerden and Davina Zibi are working on a project titled ‘Attainment of organisational strategy through stakeholder engagement: a South African case study’.

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Outcomes

The outcome of these collaborations will be a range of thought leadership pieces including white papers, case studies, reports, and journal articles.

04  The Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is collaborating with researchers from the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability and Risk Insights, a South African-based risk management firm that has created an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating tool.

The project is titled: ‘Adoption and practice of ESG factors in South African listed companies: a board perspective’. 

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Research team

The researchers involved are Dr Filipe Morais from the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability; Dr Abuobayda Shabat from Risk Insights, and three Henley Business School Africa researchers, Dr Melani Prinsloo, Shamima Vawda and Dr Henriette Malherbe.

04  The Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is collaborating with researchers from the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability and Risk Insights, a South African-based risk management firm that has created an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating tool.

The project is titled: ‘Adoption and practice of ESG factors in South African listed companies: a board perspective’. 

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Research team

The researchers involved are Dr Filipe Morais from the Centre for Business Ethics and Sustainability; Dr Abuobayda Shabat from Risk Insights, and three Henley Business School Africa researchers, Dr Melani Prinsloo, Shamima Vawda and Dr Henriette Malherbe.

05  Henley Centre for Customer Management

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Research area

The Henley Centre for Customer Management is a unique collaboration between business and academia, created to develop and encourage excellence in customer management practice across industries.
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Objectives

The Henley Centre for Customer Management and Henley Business School Africa are currently exploring options to offer unique digital memberships to individuals, students and companies in Africa allowing them to benefit from the centre’s research, publications and conferences.
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Future

In future Henley Centre for Customer Management will present conferences at the Africa campus and associated from Henley Business School Africa will contribute content to the centre and actively collaborate in research projects.

05  Henley Centre for Customer Management

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Research area

The Henley Centre for Customer Management is a unique collaboration between business and academia, created to develop and encourage excellence in customer management practice across industries.
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Objectives

The Henley Centre for Customer Management and Henley Business School Africa are currently exploring options to offer unique digital memberships to individuals, students and companies in Africa allowing them to benefit from the centre’s research, publications and conferences.
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Future

In future Henley Centre for Customer Management will present conferences at the Africa campus and associated from Henley Business School Africa will contribute content to the centre and actively collaborate in research projects.

Other research collaborations

01  Anti-consumption and related consumer helping behaviour project

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is collaborating with researchers on a project focusing on the understanding anti-consumption and related consumer helping behaviour and skill development of consumers in a services context across different markets.

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Research team

The researchers involved are Professors Estelle van Tonder, Christo Bisschoff, and Leon de Beer from North-West University (South Africa); Prof. Sam Fullerton from Eastern Michigan University (United States); Prof. J. Lee from Korea University at Sejong (South Korea); and Henley Business School Africa researcher, Prof. Danie Petzer.

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Outcomes

The outcome of these collaboration will be a range of thought leadership pieces including conference papers and journal articles.

Other research collaborations

01  Anti-consumption and related consumer helping behaviour project

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is collaborating with researchers on a project focusing on the understanding anti-consumption and related consumer helping behaviour and skill development of consumers in a services context across different markets.

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Research team

The researchers involved are Professors Estelle van Tonder, Christo Bisschoff, and Leon de Beer from North-West University (South Africa); Prof. Sam Fullerton from Eastern Michigan University (United States); Prof. J. Lee from Korea University at Sejong (South Korea); and Henley Business School Africa researcher, Prof. Danie Petzer.

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Outcomes

The outcome of these collaboration will be a range of thought leadership pieces including conference papers and journal articles.

02  Islamic banking in South Africa

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is collaborating with researchers on a project focusing traditional and Islamic retail banking customer perceptions, an emerging market comparison.

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Research team

The researchers involved are Prof. Mornay Roberts-Lombard from the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and Henley Business School Africa researcher, Prof. Danie Petzer.

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Outcomes

The outcome of these collaboration will be a range of thought leadership pieces including conference papers and journal articles.

02  Islamic banking in South Africa

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Research topic

Henley Business School Africa is collaborating with researchers on a project focusing traditional and Islamic retail banking customer perceptions, an emerging market comparison.

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Research team

The researchers involved are Prof. Mornay Roberts-Lombard from the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and Henley Business School Africa researcher, Prof. Danie Petzer.

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Outcomes

The outcome of these collaboration will be a range of thought leadership pieces including conference papers and journal articles.

03  Project Management Research Group

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Research area

Henley Business School Africa researchers and researchers from the University of Minho are exploring the possibility of collaborating on a research project linked to the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA). Henley Business School Africa will be leading a Project Management Research Group consisting of researchers from Henley Business School Africa and the University of Minho. 

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Research team

The researchers involved are Prof. Pedro Ribeiro from the University of Minho (Portugal); and Henley Business School Africa researchers, Dr Melani Prinsloo, Malcolm Ferguson, and Tshidi Machaba.

03  Project Management Research Group

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Research area

Henley Business School Africa researchers and researchers from the University of Minho are exploring the possibility of collaborating on a research project linked to the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA). Henley Business School Africa will be leading a Project Management Research Group consisting of researchers from Henley Business School Africa and the University of Minho. 

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Research team

The researchers involved are Prof. Pedro Ribeiro from the University of Minho (Portugal); and Henley Business School Africa researchers, Dr Melani Prinsloo, Malcolm Ferguson, and Tshidi Machaba.

Other projects

01  Case study production

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Virtual Reality case studies

Henley Business School Africa researchers are in the process of generating case studies to accompany virtual reality (VR) films produced by the school. 

This will provide our students with unique immersive learning experiences across the continent without stepping out of the classroom and it will also strengthen our competence to effectively use VR in the classroom.

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Project team

Louise Claasen and Cara Bouwer are involved in this project.

Thought leadership pieces

01  White papers

  • Making remote work, work by Henley Business School Africa researcher, Dr Andrew Brough

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  • From strategy to playbook by Henley Business School Africa researcher, Malcolm Ferguson

Thought leadership pieces

01  White papers

  • Making remote work, work by Henley Business School Africa researcher, Dr Andrew Brough

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  • From strategy to playbook by Henley Business School Africa researcher, Malcolm Ferguson

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Professor Danie Petzer is a Professor of the University of Reading, Head of Research and MBA Management Research Project Convenor at Henley Business School Africa. He lectures Research Skills at Henley Business School Africa. He regularly presents SPSS training courses he has developed to academics, post graduate students and industry. He holds a PhD (Marketing Management) specialising in services marketing. His research focus area is ‘uncovering consumer responses to organisational efforts to build, maintain and restore relationships with customers in a services context’. 

Danie has authored and co-authored several journal articles in his fields of specialisation, most notably published in the Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, The Service Industries Journal, European Business Review, International Journal of Bank Marketing, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Journal of Internet Commerce and the JournaL OF Consumer Behaviour. He has also made numerous contributions to textbooks and regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. He is an associate editor for the European Business Review (EBR) and has supervised several masters and doctoral students in the field of marketing to completion.

Contact details: daniep@henleysa.ac.za

Professor Danie Petzer is a Professor of the University of Reading, Head of Research and MBA Management Research Project Convenor at Henley Business School Africa. He lectures Research Skills at Henley Business School Africa. He regularly presents SPSS training courses he has developed to academics, post graduate students and industry. He holds a PhD (Marketing Management) specialising in services marketing. His research focus area is ‘uncovering consumer responses to organisational efforts to build, maintain and restore relationships with customers in a services context’. 

Danie has authored and co-authored several journal articles in his fields of specialisation, most notably published in the Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, The Service Industries Journal, European Business Review, International Journal of Bank Marketing, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Journal of Internet Commerce and the JournaL OF Consumer Behaviour. He has also made numerous contributions to textbooks and regularly presents papers at national and international conferences. He is an associate editor for the European Business Review (EBR) and has supervised several masters and doctoral students in the field of marketing to completion.

Contact details: daniep@henleysa.ac.za