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Theuns Pelser

Dean and Professor


Currently resides in: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Born in Sasolburg South Africa

Professor Theuns Pelser was appointed at UKZN from 1 April 2015 as the Dean and Head of School for the Graduate School of Business and Leadership. Prior to his appointment he was the Director of the Graduate School of Business and Government Leadership, North-West University, South Africa. Before that he was the Head of Regenesys Business School (RBS) and Strategy Manager at Sasol. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Potchefstroom University, which he obtained in 2001.

His academic interest is strategic management, within the fields of strategic marketing and small business development, especially within the context of technology and innovation management. Prof. Theuns had authored or co-authored 57 academic peer reviewed papers and supervised 21 postgraduate dissertations/theses that successfully resulted in the conferring of degrees.

Theuns is currently serving as Vice President of the South African Business School Association (SABSA).

Contact details

pelser@ukzn.ac.za

O: +27 (0) 31 260 7172

M: +27 (0) 83 324 0402


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University Ave, Berea, South Africa, 4001


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Current Position(s)

Dean | Graduate School of Business and Leadership | University of KwaZulu-Natal
Westville, South Africa | April 2015 - present

Academia, Education and Training


Previous Position(s)

Director | Graduate School of Business and Government Leadership | North West University
Mmabatho, South Africa | January 2011 - March 2015

Academia, Education and Training


Educational history

Secondary

Vaalpark High, Sasolburg, South Africa (1989)

Tertiary

Pochefstroom University

Potchefstroom, South Africa | 1999 - 2001

PhD - Strategic Management

Potchefstroom University

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa | 1995 - 1996

MCom - Marketing Management

Potchefstroom University

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa | 1994 - 1994

Hons BCom - Business Economics

Potchefstroom University

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa | 1991 - 1993

BCom - Business Economics, Economics, Money & Banking

Achievements

Awards

Best Paper Award | 2014

GBATA International Conference

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Financial Mail | 2015

Cover Story

Financial Mail | 2012

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South African Commerce Deans Association (SACDA)

Member, April 2015 - present

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