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Chairperson & Senior Lecturer


Dr. A. Zinyemba
PhD (U.Z.), M.A. Com. Dev (Canada), MBA (UZ), B.A. (UZ)
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Senior Lecturer


Dr P.F.C. Mupambireyi
DPhil (UZ), MPOS (UZ), BSc Econ (UZ)
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Lecturer


Dr N Kaseke
PhD (Economics),MSc Econ, (UZ), BSc Econ (UZ)
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Senior Lecturer


Dr J.D. Nhavira
Ph.D (NMMU) MBA(UZ), FIBSA ,AIBSA, ZDA
Thesis: Monetary Policy Transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence and lessons
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Senior Lecturer


Dr G. Muponda
PhD (UZ), MBA (UZ), BSc Econ (UZ)
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Lecturer


F. Gwavuya
MBA (MSU), BBA (Azalia)
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Lecturer


P. Jecheche
MSc Economics, MBA (UZ), BSc Econ (UZ)
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Lecturer


Mr T. Matanhire
MBA (Scotland), BSc Managerial & Admin (England)
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Senior Secretary


Mrs M. Sisimayi

Secretary


Ms S. Taise

Dr G. Muponda

Senior Lecturer


Dr G. Muponda
PhD (UZ), MBA (UZ), BSc Econ (UZ)

Research Interests: Financial Management and Entrepreneurial Studies

Published Articles:

  1. Muponda, G. (2012). Nurturing Small-scale enterprise: A vehicle for indigenization and private investment in Zimbabwe. In Manyeruke, C and Phiri, G. Complexities of Transformation in Zimbabwe. OSSREA, Harare.
  2. Muponda, G. (2013). Survival strategies of small firms located in a Marshallian Industrial District. A case study of Zimbabwe’s furniture manufacturing industry. University of Zimbabwe Business Review.Vol.1. pp 3-8.
  3. Muponda, G. (2014) Knowledge Acquisition and Diffusion in Small-firm Clusters. A Complexity Theory Approach. Eastern Africa Social Science Review. Vol. 30 No 2. June, 2014.
  4. Muponda G. (2014) Production Operations Management in Small-firm Clusters. An Alternative View from the Zimbabwean Experience. University of Zimbabwe Business Review.Vol. 2. Number 1, January, 2014.
  5. Muponda, G, Gumbe, S and Ganha, T. (2014). Money market trading patterns in the absence of a central bank. Evidence from Zimbabwe’s banking sector. International Journal of Development and Sustainability. Vol. 3 Number 9: pp 1946 – 1957
  6. Chaneta, I. and Muponda, G (2014). Are small-firm clusters emergent phenomena? Evidence from Zimbabwe’s small furniture manufacturing firms. Ecoforum. Volume 3. Issue 2 (5)
  7. Mugweni, L. and Muponda, G. (2015). Establishing the economic viability of small-scale dairy farming in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, United Kingdom. Vol. 3, Issue 8.
  8. Gumbe, S. and Muponda, G. (2015). Product management strategies in a “dollarized” economy. A case study of Zimbabwe’s consumer products manufacturing secotr (2009 -2014). International Journal of Marketing and Technology. Volume 5, Issue 12.
  9. Muponda, G. (2015). Exploring the root causes of the de-industrialization of Zimbabwe’s manufacturing sector (2009-2014). University of Zimbabwe Business Review. Vol. 3 Nos. 1/2.

Books

  1. Muponda, G. (2004) Corporate Finance. International Business School. Belgravia, Harare.
  2. Muponda, G. (2016) The Time-value of Money. University of Zimbabwe Publications, Harare

Dr J.D. Nhavira

Senior Lecturer


Dr J.D. Nhavira
Ph.D (NMMU) MBA(UZ), FIBSA ,AIBSA, ZDA
Thesis: Monetary Policy Transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence and lessons

Research Interests: Finance, Corporate Governance

Published Articles:

  1. Nhavira, JD (2010): An Independent Review of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s Monetary Policy Transparency” EASSRR, vol. XXVI, no.1:57-88.
  2. Nhavira, JD (2009):“Does Money Supply Growth Granger Cause Inflation and Growth: Zimbabwe 1990-2008” Publisher Southern Bureau of Strategic Studies Trust. Harare
  3. Nhavira, JD (2009): The Six-Million Dollar Banking System Publisher Southern Bureau of Strategic Studies Trust. Harare.
  4. Nhavira, JD (2008):“Minimizing the risk of inconsistent marking” Veritas Journal University of Zimbabwe
  5. Nhavira, JD., Pindiriri, C (2011): “Time –consistency: a comparative study of SADC and RBZ central bank laws” Journal of Strategic Studies.
  6. Pindiriri, C., Nhavira, JDG (2011) “Modelling Zimbabwe inflation process” Journal of Strategic Studies
  7. Nhavira, JDG. Ocran, MK (2012): Determinants of Monetary Policy Transparency” Journal of Studies in Economics and Econometrics.
  8. Nhavira, JDG. Ocran, MK (2012): “Did the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Charter Contribute to Hyperinflation?” Journal of Strategic Studies.
  9. Nhavira, JDG. Ocran, MK (2013): “Economic effect of transparency on output and inflation” Research in Business and Economic Journal vol.8: 163-181
  10. Nhavira, JDG (2013): “Dollarisation and Monetary Aggregates in Zimbabwe: 2009-2012” Journal of Strategic Studies vol.3 no.1 46-56
  11. Gwasira, M and Nhavira, JDG (2013): “Measurement of the Impact of e-banking on the quality of Service: A Case Study of CABS “Journal of Strategic Studies vol.3 no.1:26-45
  12. Nhavira, JDG., Ocran, MK (2014): “Measuring the Statutory Independence of Sub-Saharan Central Banks” EASSRR, vol.xxx,no.1:47-72
  13. Nhavira, JDG (2014): “ICT Competencies among students in the faculty of commerce at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe” The Science Probe Vol.2 no.2 (16-32).
  14. Nhavira, JDG, Mudzonga, E and Mugocha, E (2013): “Financial Regulation and Supervision in Zimbabwe: An Evaluation of Adequacy and Options” Working Paper Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit [Available on African Capacity Building Foundation][Policy Brief M.O.F/RBZ]
  15. Nhavira, JDG (2013) “Housing as an Engine of Growth” Policy Brief for Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Local Government and National Housing.
  16. Nhavira, JDG (2012) “Critical Review of Zimbabwe’s Banking Act” Policy Brief for Ministry of Finance.
  17. Nhavira, JDG (2015) “A survey of ICT competencies at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Science Probe Journal.
  18. Nhavira, JDG (2015) “Measuring the shadow economy in Zimbabwe using the monetary method “Global Journal of Contemporary Research in Accounting, Auditing and Business Ethics 2015 1: (1) 232-247.
  19. Nhavira, JDG (2015) “An Investigation into the Impact of Dollarisation on Tourism and Poverty in Zimbabwe” Global Review of Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management Vol. 1(1): 252-267.
  20. Nhavira, JDG and MK, Ocran (2014). “Literature Review: Monetary- Policy Transparency” Journal of Strategic Studies 4 (1)
  21. Nhavira, JDG and MK, Ocran (2014). “Measuring Statutory Independence of the SADC Model Central Bank Law.” Journal of Strategic Studies 4 (1).
  22. Nhavira, JDG (2015) Measuring the Shadow economy in Zambia the Science probe Journal
  23. Mudhunguyo, C. and JDG Nhavira (2015). Dollarization and its effect on selected macroeconomic variables: Zimbabwe 1990-2013. Journal of Strategic Studies 5 (1)
  24. Nhavira, JDG (2015) “Whither Financial Inclusion: A Holistic Approach” A paper to be presented in Port Elizabeth, at the 5th UNISA International Financial Services Conference 28th September to 2nd October 2015 Journal of Strategic Studies (5) 1
  25. Mudhunguyo, C. and JDG Nhavira (2015). A Minskyan analysis of Zimbabwe’s Deflationary Episode. Journal of Strategic Studies 5(1)
  26. Ngara, G and JDG Nhavira (2015) Findings of a survey of the public’s attitude on the future of Zimbabwe’s financial services sector. Journal of Strategic Studies 5 (1)
  27. Nhavira, JDG (2016). “Measuring the Shadow Economy in Tanzania” The Science Probe Vol.4 No. 1: 41-53 ISSN: 2277-9566Nhavira, JDG (2016). “A Survey of Attitudes to Tax Evasion by Part-Time Business Studies Students at University of Zimbabwe” The Science Probe Vol. 4 No. 1: 10-22 ISSN: 2277-9566

Dr. A Zinyemba

Chairperson & Senior Lecturer


Dr. A. Zinyemba
PhD (U.Z.), M.A. Com. Dev (Canada), MBA (UZ), B.A. (UZ)

Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Organisational Development

Research Interests:

  • Management, Business Ethics
  • Organisational Development

Published Articles:

  1. Mutana,S and Zinyemba, A. Z. (2013), Rebranding The Zimbabwe Tourism Product: A case for Innovative packaging, International Journal of Research in Management and Social Sciences, (to be published 25) April 2013.
  2. Zinyemba, A. (2013), An Analysis of Success Factors for Women Managers in the Hospitality and Financial Services Sector in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Academy.
  3. Zinyemba, A. and Mutana, S. (2013), Salon Business Ownership Structure and Management in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Academy.
  4. Zinyemba, A. (2013), Strategies and Behaviours required for Managing Leadership and Gender Challenges For women in the Hospitality Sector in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Research in Management and Social Sciences, Vol 2, 3.
  5. Zinyemba, A. (2013), Leadership challenges for Women Managers in the Hospitality and Financial Services in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Advanced Research in Management and Social Sciences.
  6. Zinyemba, A. (2013), Work Ethics and Good Governance in Post-Colonial Era in Southern Africa,International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Academy.

Books:

  1. Zinyemba Z.A. (2016) Women in Church and Society: Voices from the IMBISA Region. Imbisa Documentation.

Dr. P.F.C. Mupambireyi

Senior Lecturer


Dr P.F.C. Mupambireyi
DPhil (UZ), MPOS (UZ), BSc Econ (UZ)

Professional Experience
(i) Has taught at the University of Zimbabwe since 1993 both undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as occasional students. Courses taught include; Quantitative Analysis for Business; Business Statistics; Business Mathematics; Economic Principles; Statistics for Management.; Management Science and Research Methods.
(ii) Taught Statistics at Zimbabwe Open University (during its inception); Women’s University in Africa; Oldham Business School (during 2005 contact leave).
(iii) Facilitated and written Statistics modules for the following organisations: Best Practices, Denmark Training Services, Face to Face, Speciss College.
(iv) Has also been a guest presenter on the role of Statistics in decision making for the following organisations; Macroeconomic & Financial Management Institute for Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI); Mandel Training Centre, Management College for Southern Africa (MANCOSA).
(v) Have supervised and assisted MBA students with their dissertations.

Non-lecturing Experience
Have held a number of positions within the university among them; Deputy Dean of Commerce Faculty (ten years), Chairperson of Business Studies Department (three years), Faculty Quality Assurance Committee representative.

Consultancy Experience
Have done some consultancy work for a number of organisations. Most of the work involved researches on rural communities, some of which culminated in academic publications. The organisations include among others; Bio-medical Research and training Institute, World Vision, Plan International Zimbabwe, Pump Aid Zimbabwe, Africare, International Organisation for Migration, Unicef, GOAL.

Refereed Articles

  1. Gumbe S.M; Svotwa T.D; Mupambireyi F.P (2012): Student’s Perspectives of the Industrial Attachment: A Study of University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Commerce Students (2010 -2012): International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 9.
  2. Svotwa T.D, Freddie P Mupambireyi & Gumbe S.M (2012): An Investigation into motivation techniques used by University of Zimbabwe to retain staff: 2008 -2010: International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences. Volume 2, Issue 2 pg 24-58

Books

  1. Freddie Mupambireyi and Emmanuel Ziramba(2002.); Family Planning Methods in Chitungwiza, Zambezia
  2. Stanford T. Mahati, Brian Chandiwana, Shungu Munyati, George Chitiyo, Wilson Mashange, Peter Chibatamoto, andPakuromunhu F. Mupambireyi (2006). A Qualitative Assessment of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Zimbabwean Districts. Shungu Munyati (Ed), HSRC Press, Cape Town.
  3. Alfred Chingono. Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Stanford T. Mahati, Pakuromunhu F. Mupambireyi and Brian Chandiwana, (2006). Psychosocial Conditions of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Zimbabwean Districts. Parkie Mbozi, M Boy Sebit & Shungu Munyati (Eds) HSRC Press, Cape Town
  4. Shungu Munyati, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Stanford T. Mahati, Pakuromunhu F. Mupambireyi and Peter Chibatamoto, and (2006). A Census of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Two Zimbabwean Districts. Shungu Munyati (Ed), HSRC Press, Cape Town.
  5. Exnevia Gomo, Brian Chandiwana, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Wilson Mashange, Junior Mutsvangwa and Shungu Munyati. (2006). A Household Survey of HIV-Prevalence and Behaviour in Chimanimani District: A Baseline Survey. HSRC Press, Cape Town. Contributor.
  6. Pakuromunhu F. Mupambireyi et al (2008). Situational analysis of orphaned and vulnerable children in eight Zimbabwean districts. HSRC Press, Cape Town
  7. Pakuromunhu F. Mupambireyi et al (2012): PLACE in Zimbabwe: Identifying Gaps in HIV Prevention among Orphans and Young People in Gweru District, 2007
  8. Jere.F; Ndamba R and Mupambireyi, P.F: Corporate Reporting in Zimbabwe: An Investigation of the Legitimacy of Corporate Disclosures by Major Public Listed Companies in 2014. University of Zimbabwe Business Review, Volume 4, No. 1, 2016

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