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Professor Ziska Fields


Telephone +27 31 260 8103


Fax
+27 086 766 9614
Email fields@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Westville
Building & Room
M Block - Room M1-205

BIO

Professor Ziska Fields is currently the academic in the discipline of Management and Entrepreneurship. She is teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interests focus on creativity and innovation specifically in tertiary education, business environments, entrepreneurship and research. She is a member of the South African Institute of Management (SAIM), Institute of People Management (IPM), Educational Association of South Africa (EASA) and the Ethics Institute of South Africa (EthicsSA).                                                                        

As a lecturer, Prof Fields focuses on creating an environment where students can challenge themselves to think creatively and to move out of their comfort zones in formative and summative assessments and class activities. Students are encouraged to questioning the status quo to enable the creation and management of sustainable and ethical businesses.     

As a supervisor, Professor  Fields establishes a compatible working relationship with each of her students and encourages each student to stretch themselves by working hard and deliver good quality work. She motivates each student to focus on adding value with their studies by sharing their research in journals and in conferences. Professor Fields also encourages community engagement by building strong business relationships with experts and industry leaders and by sharing academic expertise with various businesses and institutions in the areas of Management and Entrepreneurship.professor Fields is also a peer reviewer for various accredited journals and conferences. 

Appointment Designation

Associate Professor 

 
Academic Qualifications:
       • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (NWU Potchefstroom)
       • Masters in Business Administration (Cum Laude) (MANCOSA Durban)
       • Diploma in Management Studies (MANCOSA Durban)
       • BA (Hons) Communication Sciences (NWU Potchefstroom

Undergraduate Courses Currently Teaching:
      • Introduction to Human Resources (BCom programme)
      • Business Ethics (BBA programme)

Postgraduate Courses:
      •  Entrepreneurship (MBA)
      • Advanced topics in Management (MCom programme)
      • Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship (PG Dip)
       • Enterprise Environment (PG Dip)
       • Contemporary topics in Entrepreneurship (PG Dip)
       • Elements of Entrepreneurship (PG Dip)
       • Human Resource Management (PG Dip)
       • Entrepreneurship, innovation and venture creation (Honours)
       • Entrepreneurship and small business development (Honours)
       • Entrepreneurship & Economic development (Honours)

Research Interests:
        • Creativity
        • Innovation


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