Prof. Tidings P Ndhlovu

Dr. Tidings P. Ndhlovu obtained his Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia, U.K., and is a Senior Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at the Manchester Metropolitan University, U.K.; having previously taught at the University of Manchester, UMIST (now part of the University of Manchester), University of East Anglia and the University of Essex. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Caen, France; as well as external examiner (PhD programme) at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. Dr. Ndhlovu is involved in collaborative research and/or PhD/Exchange programmes with colleagues at the University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Witwatersrand, University of South Africa (unisa), University of Limpopo and Durban University of Technology in South Africa.

Dr. Ndhlovu was involved in the founding of International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) in 1998, during which time he has consistently served as a track chair and currently Executive Secretary, while also working to contribute to the growth of the organisation and its journal, The Journal of African Business. He is also on the Editorial Board of the South African Journal of Development and Transformation.

His research is focused on issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Social Investment (CSI) in developing countries and emerging economies. In addition, he examines questions of entrepreneurship, including economic empowerment in developed and developing countries. Other areas in which Dr. Ndhlovu researches include commodity agreements, such as the EU/ACP Sugar Protocol, the EU̓s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and ̔subsidiarity̓ questions, the impact of EU aid programmes on developing countries; and development of crafts for exports, particularly with reference to the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. He has also worked on issues on development, including globalisation, global (financial) crises, structural adjustment policies, foreign direct investment (FDIs), Intensive Alternatives to Custody (U.K.), food ‘crisis’, sustainable development and service delivery, decent work and livelihoods strategies. He also examines theoretical Marxian and Keynesian/neo-Ricardian issues.

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