Various centres at the USB undertake specialised
research, publish articles and journals, and offer workshops, programmes
Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa
This Centre conducts multi-disciplinary research and
offers interventions to improve the effectiveness of corporate
governance in African organisations. Among others, the Centre focuses
- The development of the compliance and performance aspects of directors' attitudes, knowledge and skills
- The link between corporate governance, business ethics and total organisational performance.
Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement
ACDS is a hub for research and reflection on conflict prevention and conflict resolution. It partners with business, government, labour and local communities to reduce the costs of conflict and increase collaborative opportunities. It works to achieve transformation in the next generation of dispute resolution practitioners and scholars.
Institute for Futures Research
The Institute for Futures Research specialises in
futures studies primarily as a support service for knowledge and
strategic management. It identifies emerging trends and organisational
methods, and organisations join as associates. The Institute offers the
MPhil in Futures Studies. Its research focuses on:
- Business futuristics and the systems approach to transformation management
- Long-term economic structure studies
- Applied demographics
- Technology foresight
- Socio-political studies
- Energy futures.