Prof. Tidings P. Ndhlovu

Prof. Tidings P. Ndhlovu

Adjunct Professor

Prof. 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 V isiting Research Fellow/Professor, Graduate School of Business Leadership (GSBL), University of South Africa (Unisa), Nanjing University, China, and University of Caen, France. In addition, Dr. Ndhlovu i s external examiner (postgraduate programmes) at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa, while also supervising PhD candidates at the Uganda Management Institute, Durban University of Technology (dut) and GSBL in South Africa.

Dr. Ndhlovu was involved in the founding of International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) 16 years ago, including the organisation’s journal, The Journal of African Business. He has been the Executive Secretary of IAABD for the last 3 years. He has also been associate editor of the Journal of Green Economy and Development (JGED) since its inception in 2014 and the chair of the annual JGED Conferences.

His research interests concern 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 theoretical Marxian and Keynesian/neo-Ricardian issues. In addition, he has worked on issues on development, including globalisation, global (financial) crises, structural adjustment policies, foreign direct investment (FDIs), Intensive Alternatives to Custody (U.K.), entrepreneurship, food ‘crisis’, sustainable development and service delivery, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Social Investment (CSI), decent work and livelihoods strategies, and development of crafts for exports, particularly with reference to South Africa. He has visited South Africa numerous times during the 2005-2015 period to conduct interviews and initiate joint investigations and/or collaboration with colleagues and institutions in South Africa.

  1. Economic empowerment of women in South Africa”, Proceedings: Transformation, Development & Growth in Developing Countries for the 21st Century, International Conference on Development Finance & Economic Transformation, Faculty of Management & Law, University of Limpopo, Polokwane, South Africa, October 27 – 29, 2013 (South African Journal of Development & Transformation, forthcoming 2014).
  2. "Economics and ‘excess’: Implications for understanding and combating climate change" (with J. Cameron), International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Vol. 5, No. 1, forthcoming 2013.
  3. "Globalisation: A theoretical reflection”, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management & Sustainable Development (WJEMSD), Vol. 8, No. 2/3, 2012, pp. 95-112.
  4. "Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Investment: The South African Case”, Journal of African Business, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2011, 72-92.
  5. "Prospects of African ethnic products in the EU” (with L. Lessassy), Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011, pp. 51-64.
  6. "Conceptualising Corporate Social Responsibility: South African Context” (with R. E. Hinson), Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2011, pp. 332-346.
  7. "South African Women in Business and Management: Transformation in Progress” (with A. Spring), in A. Spring and L. Kinunda-Rutashobya (eds.), Gender and Entrepreneurship in Africa, Journal of African Business (Special Issue), Vol. 10, No. 1, 2009, pp. 31-49.
  8. “Barriers are falling”, Financial Mail, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 December 2008.
  9. "Cultural influences on economic thought in India: Resistance to diffusion of neo-classical economics and the principles of Hinduism" (with J. Cameron), Economic Issues, 6, Part 2, September 2001, pp. 61-77.
  10. "The Comparative Economics of EU 'Subsidiarity': Lessons from, development/regional economic debates" (with J. Cameron), International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2001, pp. 327-45.
  11. "Development Economics: An Institutional Bastion" (with J. Cameron), Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, Vol. 11, 3, September 2000, pp. 237-53.
  12. "Keynes and the distribution of uncertainty" (with J. Cameron), Review of Social Economy, Vol. 57, No. 1, March 1999, pp. 99-123.


  1. "Economic Thought in Southern Africa” (with E. Khalema and L. Pheko), in Barnett, V., ed., The Routledge Handbook to the History of Global Economic Thought, Routledge: London, forthcoming, 2014).
  2. “Civil Society Organisations and Sustainable Development: Some Lessons from Rural South Africa” (with P. Shangase), Paper presented tothe Symposium of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, Investing in Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 14 – 15 June, 2012 (to be published in a book, 2013).
  3. "Prospects of African ethnic products in the EU” (with L. Lessassy), Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011 (to be reprinted in Littrell, R., ed., Leadership & Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa, Vol. 2 & 3, forthcoming, In Press).
  4. "Globalisation or restructuring and reproduction of capital?” in S. Nwankwo and A. Ahmad (eds.), African Entrepreneurship in Global Contexts: Enterprise Solutions to Sustainable Development2, World Association for Sustainable Development (WADS), 2011, pp. 175-183.
  5. "Micro and Small Enterprise Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Macro Analysis" (with E. Cleeve), in Murinde, V. (ed.), Accounting and Corporate Financial Management in Emerging Economies, Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies (RASE), Vol. 7, (Elsevier: London), 2007, pp. 199-214.
  6. "The Common Agricultural Policy", in F. McDonald and S. Dearden (eds.), European Economic Integration, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall/Financial Times, London, 2005, pp. 302-324.
  7. "Introduction" (with E. Cleeve), in E. Cleeve and T.P. Ndhlovu (eds.), Strategies for Meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Africa, International Journal of Social Economics (Special Issue), Vol. 31, No. 1/2, February 2004, pp. 9-11.
  8. "Do services matter for African Economic Development? An Empirical Exploration" (with M. Tomlinson), in Muchie, M., Gammelot, P., and Lundvall, B-A (eds.), Putting Africa First: the Making of African Innovation Systems, Aalborg University Press, Aalborg, Denmark, 2003.
  9. "The Sugar Protocol" (with A.K. Dickson), in S. Dearden (ed.), The European Union and the Commonwealth Caribbean, Ashgate, London, 2002, pp. 114-154.
  10. Entries in The Routledge Encyclopaedia of International Political Economy, Routledge, London, June.
  11. "Evaluating adjustment impact in West Africa" (with E. Cleeve), in S. Nwankwo and L. Montanheiro (eds.), Strategic Planning and Development: Developing Economics in Perspectives, SHU Press, 1997, pp. 143-166.
  12. "Trade and Industry in Zimbabwe: A Case Study", in F. Nixson and P. Cook (eds.), The Move toMarket? Trade and Industry Policy in Transitional Economies, Macmillan Publishers, London, 1995, pp. 233-43.

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