Events

June 22, 2016

INVITATION TO PUBLIC PRESENTATION: PROF JOHANN KINGHORN PRESENTS: THE GLOBAL AGE OF INNOVATION – FROM RURAL TO LABOUR TO KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY

Given Shingange, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Career and Organizational Development Institute NPC (CODI) in partnership with Connecting The Dots Training and Consulting Services invites you to a public presentation by the internationally acclaimed Professor Johann Kinghorn titled “The Global Age of Innovation: From Rural to Labour to Knowledge Economy”.

The purpose of the presentation is to generate meaningful discussions regarding the Knowledge Economy and Innovation as key drivers of socio-economic change, with the aim of sparking practical actions in the Free State.

This event serves as a platform where interactions between attendees will lead to new ways of doing things. We value your input and it is without a doubt that your presence will take the event to a different height.

BIO: JOHANN KINGHORN

Professor at The Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision-making,Kinghorn Stellenbosch

SUMMARY

Schooled in Pretoria and Kempton Park, tertiary studies at UNISA, Pretoria and Stellenbosch and Tübingen Universities. Post-graduate studies in Economics, Classical Languages, and Hermeneutical Metaphysics (the latter for his doctorate).

Recipient of the German DAAD bursary (1974 to 1975) and the Von Humboldt Research Stipendium (1989 to 1990), the South African Human Research Council research award (1989), and the United States International Visitors Program (1986).

At Stellenbosch University: co-founder of the Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decisionmaking (1986) and Director from 1991 to 2011. Co-Director of the Stellenbosch Economic Project (1991 – 1996, funded by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation). Founder of the Department of Information Science in 2000 and departmental chair until 2011.

At GIBS Business School, University of Pretoria, Professor Extraordinaire in the DBA programme since 2007. Member of international scholarly organisations and regular participation in international conferences. Strong networks in Southern and Eastern Africa, East Asia, Europe and the USA.

Pioneered advanced post-graduate programmes in Knowledge Management and Dynamics since 1997, culminating in the MIKM programme in 2000. More than 600 students from 10 countries in Southern Africa have participated in the programme by January 2015.

  • Authored/co-authored 10 books, edited 18 Research Publications, edited 42 editions of
  • International journals, and published 30 articles in journals.
  • Supervised 5 completed
  • PhD’s and more than 70 Masters theses.
  • Presently oversees 5 PhD and 35 Masters research projects.

Current fields of academic interest: Knowledge Economy, Organisational Sensemaking,

Scenario Building and Knowledge Theory.

Regrettably he no longer flies his beloved C82R, which has taken him and his flying partners all over Southern Africa and to all the remote corners of Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya in a flying career of two decades and 900 hours as pilot in control.

EXPERIENCE

Prof at Stellenbosch University – Centre for Knowledge Dynamics and Decision-making

January 1991 – Present (25 years 6 months)

Teaching, Consultation and research in Knowledge Management, Knowledge Economy, Scenarios, and Organisational Sensemaking

Professor at GIBS Business School, University of Pretoria, Sandton January 2007 – December 2013 (7 years)

Extraordinary Professor in the DBA programme – for Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning

PUBLICATIONS

Dynamic capabilities, expert and entrepreneurial learning.

South African Journal of Business Management, 45(2), 65-81. October 2, 2014

Authors: Johann Kinghorn, Caryn Lecler

 SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Research Curriculum Development
Teaching Knowledge Management
Lecturing Curriculum Design
Higher Education E-Learning
Public Speaking Qualitative Research
Distance Learning Adult Education
Strategic Planning Leadership Development
Science Knowledge Economy
Organisational Sensemaking Economics
University Teaching Executive Coaching
Change Management Management Consulting

 EDUCATION

Stellenbosch University

DTh, Metaphysics, 1971 – 1982

University of Tuebingen

Metaphysics, 1974 – 1975

University of Pretoria

Hons BA, Economics, Classics, 1966 – 1970