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Frances Scholtz

Lecturer: Business Management

Email: frances.scholtzt@monash.edu

Tel: +27 11 950 4118

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Qualifications
  • MCom (Business Management) cum laude – University of Johannesburg – 2013
  • Masters Courses – Entrepreneurship and Organisational Change and Development VU University Amsterdam October 2011 to January 2012
  • Training Programme – School for Legal Practice (approved by the Law Society of the Northern Provinces) January 2007 to July 2007
  • LLB – University of Johannesburg – 2006
  • BCom Law – University of Johannesburg – 2004
Teaching Commitments
  • Leadership principles and practices (MGX3991)
  • Integrated Business Management Simulation (MGX3650)
Achievements
  • 2018, Early career researcher of the year, Monash South Africa
  • 2017 QS Reimagine Education Conference & Awards shortlisting for MBA & Executive Education Award for “Reimagine management education in Africa: Increasing the impact of simulation-based courses”.
  • Letter of recognition from the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education at Monash University for Teaching Excellence, 2017.
  • Nomination for Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award (Technology enhanced engagement, teaching and learning), 2017.
  • Research Grant: University of Johannesburg Innovation Teaching Fund, 2017 (F Scholtz & S Hughes).
  • “Most innovative team” award for blended teaching team at Monash South Africa, 2016.
  • "Newcomer of the Year" at Monash South Africa 2015.
  • Letter of recognition from the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education at Monash University for Teaching Excellence 2014.
Achievements
  • Member of the Southern African Institute for Management Sciences
  • Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Research interest
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Her research interests include business leadership, management education and behavioural strategy.

Research Interests

Keen interest in how technology can be leveraged to augment learning. Innovative use of simulation based learning and other interactive activities to increase student engagement, resulted in becoming project lead in blended and online learning initiatives in current position at Monash South Africa. Further research interests include behavioural strategy, leadership, strategic management and management education.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
  • Scholtz, F., Crous, F. & Thomas, A. (2015). A logo-leadership intervention: Implications for leadership development. Acta Commercii, 15(1): 1 -9. DOI: 10.4102/ac.v15i1.297.
  • Hughes, S. & Scholtz, F. (2015). Increasing the impact of a business simulation: The role of reflection. The International Journal of Management Education, 13(3): 350-361. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2015.06.001.
  • De Winnaar, K & Scholtz, F. (2019) Entrepreneurial decision-making: new conceptual perspectives, Management Decision. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-11-2017-1152.
  • Scholtz, F. & Hughes, S. (2019) A systematic review of educator interventions in facilitating business simulation based learning, Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. 1(1), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-02-2018-0019.
  • Journal articles under review:
  • Scholtz, F., Musara, M. & Melim, T. Workplace cohesion among small businesses in South Africa: Discursive nuances and narratives from employee perspectives (currently under review).
  • Snyman, C.K. & Scholtz, F. Exploring implications of Industry 4.0 on managerial roles in Africa (currently under review).

 

Books and Chapters in Books

Book chapter under review:
Van der Vyfer, A.G. & Scholtz, F. An epic failure in institutional ethics: The KPMG fiasco. Book chapter (currently under review).

Full-length, peer reviewed conference proceedings
  • Hughes, S & Scholtz, F. Methodology toolkit for management educators
  • 18th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM19) hosted by Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa (Accepted 2018, to be presented June 2019).
  • Snyman, C.K. & Scholtz, F. Exploring implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Managerial Roles in the ICT Industry. Monash Australia Graduate Research Conference, September 2018.
International Conference Presentations
  • Hughes, S. & Scholtz, F. (2017) QS Reimagine Education Conference “Reimagine management education in Africa: Increasing the impact of simulation-based courses”, Philadelphia, 5 December 2017.
National Conference Presentations
  • Scholtz, F., Crous, F. & Thomas, A. (2014). Logo-leadership development: a role-orientation approach, The 26th Annual Conference of the Southern African Institute for Management Sciences (SAIMS), Vaal River, 14-17 September 2014.
  • Scholtz, F. Experiential learning – Using simulations to increase engagement. MSA Colloquium, June 2018.
Other Professional Activities
  • Reviewer for SAIMS, International Journal of Management Education, IGI Global (2018)
  • External moderator for Wits Business School (2018)
  • External moderator at postgraduate level for the University of Johannesburg (2015 – 2017)
  • Member of the Southern African Institute for Management Sciences (2014)
  • Member of the Law Society of South Africa (North West)
  • Course development of Commercial law, Accounting & Academic Development and Research Skills at St Augustine College of South Africa
  • Served on St Augustine College of South Africa’s Faculty Teaching and Learning committee, Faculty Board and Senate Ethics committee (2009-2013)
  • Member of review panel for the Reimagine Education Awards, (2018.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, (2018).
  • Reviewer for Journal of International Journal of Management Education (2017 – 2018)
Supervision Accreditation
  • Certified Higher Degrees by Research Supervisor, Monash University Supervision Accreditation Levels 1
Supervision
  • Snyman, C.K. (2018). Exploring implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Managerial Roles in the ICT Industry. Supervisor: Ms. F. Scholtz
    Herborn, C. (2018). Leadership Mindfulness: A South African telecommunication industry case study on a mindfulness leadership intervention and creativity. Supervisor: Ms. F Scholtz.
  • De Winnaar, K. (2017). Strategic Decision-making of South African Legal Entrepreneurs. Supervisor: Ms. F. Scholtz.
  • Litschka, R. (2017). Exploring the work-life balance of female hospitality managers in Swaziland. Supervisor: Ms F. Scholtz
  • Hughes, S.A. (2017). Core responsibilities of a manager to ensure innovation in SME’s: An exploration of manufacturing SMEs in Gauteng. Supervisor: Ms F. Scholtz
  • Newall, J.A. (2017). Exploring the way managers perceive their conflict management across cultures in an organisation. Supervisor: Ms. F Scholtz
  • Ndawala, W. (2017). Perception on fun in the workplace: a Malawi financial sector case. Supervisor: Ms. F Scholtz.
  • Kassuga, M.P. (2016). The Role of Trust and Job Engagement within Teams. Supervisors: Ms. F. Scholtz & Ms. J. Nzonzo.
  • Melim, T. (2016). Employee Perceptions of Workplace Cohesion in Small Businesses. Supervisors: Ms. F. Scholtz & Mr. M. Musara.
  • Markiewicz, D. (2015). Workplace Wellness: Managing Diabetes. Supervisor: Ms. F. Scholtz.
  • Kapanga, C.D. (2015). The influence of Organisational Factors on Ethical Decision Making: A Malawian Bank Case. Supervisor: Ms. F. Scholtz.
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