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Prof. Lynette Louw

Deputy Dean Rhodes UniversityCommerce


Location: Grahamstown, South Africa


Lynette Louw is the Deputy Dean Faculty of Commerce and Raymond Ackerman Chair of Management, Department of Management, Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She was the Chairperson of the Research, Technology and Innovation Committee in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She is the Vice President: Public Relations, and Finance as well as the Chairperson: Commission on Socio-economic Development and Trade of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development). She was the Chairperson for an International Conference on Trade and Investment in South Africa, 2005; the Finance Chair for the ICTe Africa 2006 conference in Nairobi, Kenya, 17-21 May 2006 and committee member of the Europe-Africa summit to be held in Hamburg, Germany in April 2008. Lynette was also a member of the MBA Higher Education Quality Committee for Council on Higher Education in South Africa (2003-2004). She is a member of the Southern Africa Institute for Management Scientists (SAIMS) and an honorary member of the Golden Keys Awards Society in recognition for national and international community/business contribution. She also has experience of being a Board member to various institutions, such as the Amatola Water Board. Lynettee work experience comprises of 23 years lecturing at academic institutions and three years’ experience in business. International experience includes lecturing at the Fachbereich Wirtschaft, the University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and guest lecturer at University of Utrecht (Netherlands), University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrueck and Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT) in Shanghai (China). Currently an external moderator for Makarere University, Kampala in Uganda (2005-2007). She obtained her Baccalaureus Commercii Honoures Cum Laude and Magister Commercii Cum Laude in Business Management and her Doctor Commercii (Business Management) at the University of Port Elizabeth. Her areas of speciality include Strategic management, International management, Management/Organisational Behaviour, and Cross-cultural management. She has received merit awards for outstanding performance, research merit awards (2001-2003), and one of the University of Port Elizabeth’s top twenty researchers in 2003. In 2004 she received the research merit award for Business Management at the Port Elizabeth Technikon. She is also on the editorial board of rated national and international journals and is a co-author of a text book on Management: A South African perspective 1st and 2nd editions and co-author of a chapter in the book on Management and change in Africa: A cross-cultural perspective. A new book in Strategic Management: Winning in the Southern African workplace of which is a co-author and main editor has recently been published.

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