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CLMS Academic in the Top Performing Researchers List

October 05, 2017

                          Professor Ziska Fields.

School of Management, IT and Governance academic Professor Ziska Fields is among the Top 30 Published Researchers at UKZN for 2016.

Fields’ research interests focus on creativity and innovation specifically in tertiary education, business environments, entrepreneurship and research. She also developed two theoretical models to measure creativity in South Africa, focusing on the youth and tertiary education specifically.

She has published in internationally recognised journals such as the Journal of Social Sciences with publications looking at measuring creativity in various contexts. She edited two books titled Incorporating Business Models and Strategies into Social Entrepreneurship and Collective creativity for responsible and sustainable business practice.

‘I feel very happy, blessed and extremely thankful to all the researchers, critical readers and editors I collaborated with to make this possible. Without their help, hard work, support and guidance I would not have achieved a position in the Top 30,’ she said.

She is currently editing a book called Preserving Information and Cyber Security in the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is to be released early in 2018.

She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Responsible Management Education (IJRME) which is focusing on the Principles of Responsible Management Education and working with students on Entrepreneurship and Management research projects to develop them and herself as a researcher.

She has also supervised numerous postgraduate students in the 2016/17 academic year who have sung her praises for her exceptional mentorship and support.

‘I would like to achieve a good NRF rating and improve my research standing through innovative, high quality and high impact publications. I also want to help create a supportive and innovative research and teaching environment for students and academics and hopefully collaborate more with industry experts and internationally recognised researchers’, said Professor Fields.

Words by: Reatlehile Moeti

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