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Professor Isabel Martins


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+27 31 260 7047

Email MartinsM@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Westville
Building & Room
M Block – M227, 1st Floor

Bio:

Professor Isabel Martins hold a PhD in Organisational Behaviour and her research is mainly focused on the subject area of Strategic Management and OB - Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management. Her research interests are Organisational Learning and High Performance Working Practices, Strategic Human Resource Management, Intellectual Capital – Developing Human Capital and Tacit Knowledge in High Performance Working Organizations, Innovation and Creativity as well as Student Employability - Soft Skills.  She has held academic teaching and administrative roles at Universities in various countries, namely, South Africa, UK, Portugal, Germany, Hong Kong, Gulf Countries, Namibia as well as Turkey. In these various roles she embraces a collaborative and transformational leadership approach, by inculcating a culture which is based on creativity, innovation, passion and collaborative spirit, thus replicating my mission in life.


Appointment Designation:
  • Associate Professor -  AL Research and Higher Degrees
Academic Qualifications:
  • PhD (University of Lisbon)
  • Competent Manager Dip (Open University) 
  • MA (Unisa)
  • BA Hons (Unisa) 
  • BA (Unisa)
Research Interests:
  • Strategic Management,
  • Human Capital Development
  • Organisational Learning
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS: 
  • Martins, A. and Martins, I. (2016) Trust and emotions energise organisational performance, Eurasian Journal of Business and Management, EJBM (ISI - Index Thomson Reuters, ABS 1, Econolit, CABELL’s Directory, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, Web of Science, OAJI)
  • Martins, A., Pereira, O. and Martins, I. (2014) Intellectual capital – the dynamics of potential for organizational renewal, International Review of Business and Economic Studies IRBES, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 56- 67. ISSN 2377-0465 (RePEc, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, Cabell's Directory, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, WorldCat, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, NewJour, CiteFactor, Global Impact Factor, Sjournals, and Open Academic Journals Index, DOAJ, Index Copernicus, EBSCO).
  • Martins, A., Martins, I. and Kein, L. (2014) Exploring the link between leadership and emotional intelligence. Culture as an interface between BRIC members, Organizational Cultures, An International Journal, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp. 15-24, on the organization.com, ISSN: 2327-8013. (ABS 1, SCOPUS & Ulrich's Periodicals Directory)
  • Martins, A., Martins, I., Petiz, O. and McCabe, J. (2010) Entrepreneurship and human capital: a framework for organisational creativity and innovation, The International Journal Of Learning, Volume 17, Number 1, pp.15-28, ISSN 1447-9494. (ABS 1, Proquest, SCOPUS SNIP - 0.079 & SJR2 – 0.188; Cabell, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, ASSIA-Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts).
  • Pereira, O. P., Martins, A., Martins, I. and Williams, R. (2009) Ethics and leadership: a survey about the cornerstones for regional and economic success in organizations of the xxi century, International Journal of Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies (RSES), Vol. 9, Issue 2, July-December, pp. 53-77, ISBN 1578-4460. (SCOPUS)
BOOK CHAPTERS : 
  • Martins, A., Martins, I. and Pereira, O. (2017) Feedback and feedforward dynamics: nexus of organızatıonal learnıng and leadershıp self-effıcacy. In Victor, C. X. Wang (Ed.) Encyclopedia of strategic leadership and management (pp. 208-233). IGI Global publisher of the Business Science Reference, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1049-9.ch016 (EBSCO, ISI - Index Thomson Reuters) 
  • Martins, A., Martins, I. and Pereira, O. (2016). Shift in paradigm - organizational values and performance. In Afolayan, Gbenga Emmanuel and Akinwale, Akeem Ayofe (Eds.) Handbook of research on global perspectives on development administration and cultural change (pp. 158 - 172). IGI Global publisher of the Business Science Reference, doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0629-4.ch007 (EBSCO, ISI - Index Thomson Reuters) 
  • Martins, I., Martins, A. and Pereira, O. (2016). On trust, knowledge sharing and innovation. In Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Eds.) Business intelligence: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 1293-1313). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference Business Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-9562-7.ch064 (EBSCO, ISI - Index Thomson Reuters) 
  • Martins, A., Lopes, A., Martins, I., & Petiz, O. (2015). Paths to success: leveraging culture, leadership, and learning strategies. In N. Erbe, & A. Normore (Eds.) Cross-cultural collaboration and leadership in modern organizations (pp. 236-254). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8376-1.ch014. ISBN 978-1-4666-8377-8 (ebook). (ISI - Index, SCOPUS – Elsevier, EBSCO - Thomson Reuters)
  • Martins, I., Martins, A., & Pereira, O. P. (2014). On trust, knowledge sharing and ınnovation. In P. Ordóñez de Pablos, & R. Tennyson (Eds.) Strategic Approaches for Human Capital Management and Development in a Turbulent Economy (pp. 144-165). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4530-1.ch010 (EBSCO, ISI - Index Thomson Reuters)

CONFERENCE PAPERS: 
  • Martins, A. and Martins, I. A matter of emotions and trust: impact of shared leadership on organisational performance. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Intellectual Capital, 6-7 April 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Martins, I. and Martins, A. Unlearning and forgetting - the key for unleashing innovation in HEIs. Proceedings of the at the 9th European Conference on Intellectual Capital, 6-7 April 2017, Lisbon, Portugal. 
  • Martins A., and Martins, I. The nexus between distributed leadership and ambidextrous learning for innovative HEI environments. Are perceptions and expectations the conundrum? Proceedings of 4th Business Management Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 24-26 August, 2016
  • Martins, I., and Martins A. The trap of success: refusal to unlearn. Does age really matter? paper presented at 4th Business Management Conference, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 24-26 August, 2016
  • Martins, I., and Martins A. Learning processes – mediator between knowledge management and dynamic capabilities. Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Education and Science (ICRES) Bodrum, Turkey, May 19-22, 2016. 

EDITORIAL BOARDS: 
  • International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) 2015
  • International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD) 2015
  • Serbian Journal of Management (SJM) 2015
  • International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO) 2015
  • International Journal of Business Performance Management (IJBPM) 2015


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