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The Good Governance Research Forum aims to create an intellectual environment that supports and promotes academic inquiry

and facilitates global collaboration on critical business issues and governance-related research. 

Corporate reputation governance

This research forum will contribute towards best practices in the governance of corporate reputation, as a platform for sharing knowledge and developing a better understanding of the role of corporate reputation in the 4IR (Forth Industrial Revolution).

Interconnecting governance and culture

Governance is inherently very difficult to measure (Darko et al, 2014). This programme explores quantifying more meaningful indices by exploring the interconnections between organisational culture, the quality and ethics of decision-making and the operational efficacy and performance within organisations. 

Continuous Auditing for Public Sector Internal Auditing

The CAPIA project aims to contribute to a value adding public sector internal audit function, through the early detection of risks, leading to the effective use of public resources; to improve internal audit mechanisms, based on new technological developments to strengthen assurance services; and through this achieve improved transparency, improved accountability, and strategic public sector goals for a sustainable public sector.

Integrated Organizations

Implementing strategy successfully is often the weakest stage of strategic planning – and there can be many reasons for this: keeping on top of changing drivers, balancing priorities and resources, achieving longer term ambitions vs operating day-to day. Strategic initiatives can falter, and desired changes fail.

 

This forum aims to explore how to achieve the ambitions, goals and directions the organisation’s strategy intended.

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The Good Governance Academy’s purpose is to promoted and share quality education (SDG 4) on governance and critical business issues, through collaboration (SDG 17) as a public good. The Good Governance Academy believes that research is the first step in developing more effective organizational practices and in improving positive global outcomes through organizations. The Good Governance Research Forum has been established to collaborate and share:

Dr Lindie Grebe

Acting Chair

Prof Sezer Bozkus

Dr Jenika Gobind

Want to participate? Please get in touch with Dr Lindie Grebe here.

Wits Business School, 2 St Davids Pl, St Andrew Rd, Parktown, 

Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

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Dr Lindie Grebe

Senior Lecturer, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Dr Grebe is a chartered accountant and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa (Unisa). 

 

She teaches postgraduate accounting sciences through blended learning using technology in distance education, and through face-to-face study schools throughout South Africa. During her employment at Unisa, she also acted as Coordinator: Master’s and Doctoral Degrees for the College of Accounting Sciences (CAS), chairperson of the research ethics committee and chairperson of the Gauteng North Region of the Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA). 

 

Before joining Unisa as academic, she gained ten years’ experience in audit practice and in commerce.

Perrin Carey

PG Cert (Corp Gov), B.Sc (Hons). FICA

Perrin graduated with a post-graduate qualification in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University in the U.K. and is a speaker and author in the field of governance and organisational culture. He’s passionate about making the world a better place by improving the governance within organisations. He is currently involved in research exploring the interconnections between, organisational culture, ethical decision-making and organisational performance.


Professionally qualified (Dip(Comp)), Fellow of the International Compliance Association (FICA) and experienced senior executive who has worked in compliance, risk management, governance and quality assurance for 20 years. This has involved financial services institutions, eGaming, UK Higher Education institutions, global education providers, and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.


Perrin is a founder and the CEO of CoSteer®, who are the creators of their proprietary technology, GOVindicia®, which measures governance using human data and an evidenced-based, scientific methodology.

Lourens Erasmus

Professor, Department of Financial Governance, College of Accounting Sciences, University of South Africa

Prof Lourens Erasmus is a professor in the Department of Financial Governance at the College of Accounting Sciences of the University of South Africa. His fields of academic interest are in public sector financial governance and internal auditing.

 

From 1 April 2019 he was appointed by the President of South Africa, to serve as a Commissioner on the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC), for a period of five years. The FFC conducts research and advises Parliament, Provincial Legislatures, and other stakeholders on amongst others, the annual division of revenue between the spheres of government.

 

Prof Erasmus is the chairperson of the Education and Professional Development Committee of the Southern African Institute of Government Auditors (SAIGA), chairperson of the UNISA College of Accounting Sciences Research Ethics Review Committee, and an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Government Finance, Audit and Risk Officers (CIGFARO).

 

Prof Erasmus is an NRF-rated researcher and Editor-in-Chief of the DHET accredited research journal, the Southern African Journal of Accountability and Auditing Research (SAJAAR). He is an Associate Editor of the Scopus listed, South African Journal of Accounting Research (SAJAR), and project leader of the registered Engaged Scholarship projects, Research on Audit Committees South Africa (RACSA), and Continuous Auditing in Public Sector Internal Auditing (CAPIA).

David Dunning

Chairman of Corporate Project Solutions and founder of Core P3M Data Club CIC

David has a leadership role in a small number of businesses, is an active and energetic management consultant, specialising in the portfolio, programme and project management domain, and more recently in business integrated governance.

He founded (November 2018) and leads the Core P3M Data Club (which is a community interest company delivering content into the public domain). It has seeded an example data model based on the Praxis Framework fundamental definitions which have been extended to support a model for Business Integrated Governance (BIG).

BIG presents a paradigm shift for improvement of portfolio, programme and project management within (and beyond) an organisation – as it assumes we know P3M best practice – so can focus on how to enable businesses to balance “run the business” and “change the business” more efficiently and effectively, and give a real measure of business agility. (if you can measure it, you can improve it).

David also works with a team of associates, Deepteam,  who can engage with an organisation that wishes to improve its “strategy to delivery to objective realisation” chain, offering a radically different approach to that which many P3M experts will provide. He also has a fantastic network of technology providers and data specialists who work up the mechanics of a solution while consultants work back from a vision. Our value comes from external diagnosis, vision and roadmap definition and coaching / mentoring organisations to fix their underlying issues, but David and associates can also support delivery work.

Lastly, David is the co Founder and Chairman for CPS, which is a leading UK based Microsoft Gold Partner delivering solutions around Modern Work Management and Modern Workplace. CPS also delivers edison365 solutions for Innovation, Business Case and change delivery.

Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu

Associate Professor of Finance at the Bakirçay University

Sezer is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Bakirçay University, in Izmir, Türkiye, and an academic associate of the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the University of Johannesburg. Her research interests mainly include Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Financial Markets and Instruments, AI, Blockchain, Sustainability, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Fraud Accounting, Auditing, Ethics, Coaching, Mentoring, and NLP. Sezer is the associate editor of two indexed journals and the AI book series editor at Springer. Sezer is a Steering Committee Member at the Good Governance Academy Research Forum and a co-founding member of the registered Engaged Scholarship project, Continuous Auditing in Public Sector Internal Auditing (CAPIA).

Dr Jenika Gobind

Senior Lecturer: Human Resources, Wits Business School

Dr Gobind’s research interest lies in employment relations.  Her teaching and learning experience spans over 12 years at a number of institutions.


After obtaining her BProc (Law) from the University of Durban-Westville, she lectured at Durban University of Technology in various legal subjects between 2005 and 2009. She then shifted focus to employment relations, human resource management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research methodology. She completed a Diploma in Employment Relations through UNISA, Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Relations Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and a Postgraduate Diploma in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University (US).  She obtained her PhD in Employment Relations at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2014.


Prior to joining WBS, Dr Gobind served as Head of Research at Milpark Business School and lectured in employment relations, collective bargaining and negotiation, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at UJ, as well as extensive research supervision at Master’s and Doctoral level.


Dr Gobind’s other research interests lie in gender discrimination and HIV/AIDS in the workplace. She holds an MPhil in HIV and AIDS Management from Stellenbosch University.  Widely published, her books include South African Employment Relations in Context (Knowledge Resources, 2015) and HIV/AIDS Fact File (South African Board of People Practices, 2012).


Dr Gobind has extensive experience in the private sector, chairing multiple disciplinary hearings and consulting in labour legislation, employment relations and HR issues.  At Transnet Freight she trained the HR managers on employment relations and HR management. She has also contributed extensively to the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and the University Research Company (URC) in research and the development of local and international publications on HIV/AIDS, TB, leadership and management.

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