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Various centres at the USB undertake specialised research, publish articles and journals, and offer workshops, programmes and conferences.
Centre for Leadership Studies
This Centre develops knowledge and expertise on leadership through research. In particular, the centre focuses on the development of leadership models and frameworks that address the leadership challenges in the South African context. The Centre is responsible for the leadership development track on the MBA programme. It also conducts research for large companies and offers executive coaching.
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 on:
Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement
There is a growing awareness worldwide that disputes should be avoided or settled at an early stage using alternative forms of dispute resolution (such as dialogue and mediation), rather than resorting to expensive litigation. This Centre provides an African hub for the research and teaching of dispute settlement, focusing on how to prevent, manage and settle disputes.
The Base of the Pyramid Learning Lab
The Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Protocol is underpinned by the notion that business is good for development and development is good for business. This Unit is therefore concerned with partnerships between corporates and micro-enterprises at the base of the income pyramid. However, instead of only selling to the poor, corporates and companies co-venture businesses with BoP communities and together they co-create sustainable mutual value. The outcome is new business ideas and models that exceed what the partners can imagine or create on their own.
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:
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