The Republic of South Africa is undergoing transition and globalization in terms of both its economy and society. Professor Lynette Louw (Rhodes University, RSA) discussed five general management challenges – and opportunities – comprising efficiency, training, leadership, organizational culture and clean development. The seminar focused on a new indigenous approach in management and entrepreneurship research for sustainable development in South Africa.

Professor Louw emphasized that enterprises with various ownership systems coexisted and the employment relationships in South Africa had been transformed from a traditional approach to a more inclusive approach taking into account both organizational and cross-cultural perspectives. The seminar ended in a broader interactive discussion on philosophy of Ubuntu and its implications for management practices in South Africa as an emerging economy.

Chair: Professor Tony Fang, Stockholm Business School, SBS, Stockholm University

Location and time: Board room 15:00-17:00