UKZN’s Postgraduate Students Present Research at Harvard
Nine postgraduate students from the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance represented UKZN at Harvard’s 21st Century Academic Forum.
The forum held in Boston brings together scholars, of global researchers and experts as well as corporate and government executives from a wide range of fields who are interested in education and research issues impacting the 21st century.
In line with the Conference theme: “Impactful Research for Better Lives”, the group, Ms Ethel Abe, Mr Isaac Abe, Mr Ayandibu olatunji Ayansola; Mr Idris Olayiwola Ganiyu; Mr Adisa Olalekan Ismaila; Mr Saidi Adenekan; Mr Olawumi Awolusi; Mr Ibrahim Lawal and Dr Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku; presented papers focusing on governance, human resources and entrepreneurship.
Describing the experience Ethel said: ‘It was enlightening, rich in content, well planned and provided fantastic opportunity for networking. I believe that the constructive feedback from Colleagues will go a long way in improving the articles presented. We were also offered free training on PPT and Academic Writing Skills Workshop. Those of us from UKZN got to know one another better.
“Work-life balance strategies, and work and family stressors at a municipality in the South African public service” was the tittle of Ethel’s paper, while Isaac presented on “Supervisor - Subordinates relationship influence on work performance”.
“Strategy as an improvement tool for small businesses” was the tittle of Ayansola’s paper, while Adenekan presented on “Self-efficacy influence and students' intentions on social entrepreneurship education in Nigerian universities”.
Ganiyu presented on “A conceptual framework to measure work - balance strategies and employees’ performance” while Ismaila presented on Electoral manipulation and transition process in African states: Nigerian 2015 general elections.
“Policy and non-policy factors: what determines foreign direct investments into Africa” was the tittle of Awolusi’s presentation; while Lawal presented on “Conceptualizing strategic management of human capital development on Nigerian university Academic staff” and Atiku presented on “Structural determinants of competitive advantage: influences of entrepreneurial culture and HR development”.