Staff Profile

/Prof Tonderai Nyamwanza

Prof Tonderai Nyamwanza

Associate Professor


Education Qualifications:

  • DPhil degree in Business Management

Title of thesis Strategy Implementation for survival and growth among SMEs in Zimbabwe (Midlands State University- MSU: 2014)

  • Master of Business Administration (Potchefstroom University of Christian Higher Education (PUCHE): (1997-1999)
  • Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (1988-1995)
  • Certificate in Local Government Administration (1986-1987)
  • Certificate in Education (University of Zimbabwe: 1984): Hillside Teachers’ College

Community service

  • Member: MSU/Venda conference planning committee (2015)
  • Member: Faculty of Commerce Higher degrees committee 2014
  • 2012- Assessment of content of the Bachelor of Commerce Degree Honours in Entrepreneurship (LSU) – Zimche
  • Acting Chairperson: Department of Management at Midlands State University.
  • 2009 Facilitated the initial promotion of a relationship with Murowa Diamond Company and drawing up of the MOU.
  • 2005 Acting Chairperson Department of Business Management
  • Member: communication skills committee (2000)
  • Member and Deputy Chairperson: Research Board (2001)
  • Facilitated in the preparation of the Library strategic plan (2001)

Research publications

  1. Mavhiki, S. Nyamwanza, T. and Shumba L (2015) Impact of mobile banking on traditional banking practices in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, 3/1 pp.1-13.
  2. Nyamwanza, T. & Mavkiki, S. (2014) Business financing options for SMEs in Zimbabwe post February 2009, Internal Journal of Business and Social Research, 4/1 pp.124-129.
  3. Nyamwanza, T.; Mapetere, D.; Mavhiki, S.; Nyamwanza, L. & Tamai, K. (2014). Cotton industry’s strategic responses to side marketing of cotton by contract farmers in Zimbabwe, European Journal of Business, Economics and Accountancy, (2) (2) pp.40-52.
  4. Nyamwanza, T. & Mavhiki, S. (2014) Strategy Implementation Framework used by SMEs in Zimbabwe, Journal of Business & Management, (3) (2) pp.1-16.
  5. Nyamwanza, T.; Mavhiki, S.; Mapetere, D. & Nyamwanza, L (2014). An analysis of SMEs’ attitudes and practices toward tax compliance in Zimbabwe, Sage Open, 4, pp. 1-6 DOI:10:1177/2158244014542776
  6. Nyamwanza, T. (2014) A review of culture and implementation strategy among SMEs in Zimbabwe, Management and Administrative Sciences Review 3/3 pp334-342
  7. Nyamwanza, T. (2014). A review of the human resources approaches on strategy implementation among SMEs in Zimbabwe, International Journal of Business & Management, 2/1 pp. 39-45.
  8. Nyamwanza, T. (2014) An analysis of communication approaches used by SMEs in Zimbabwe. European Journal of Business and Innovation Research, 2/1 pp.39-50
  9. Mavhiki, S.; Nyamwanza, T. & Dhoro, L. (2013). An evaluation of RBM implementation in the civil service sector in Zimbabwe, European Journal of Business and Management, 5/12 pp. 135-139.
  10. Nyamwanza, T. (2013). Vision setting among Zimbabwean SMEs and its impact on SMEs’ survival and growth, International Journal of Business and Management, 1/6 pp.8-14.
  11. Nyamwanza, T. (2013). A case study review of pre-requisites for strategy implementation among SMEs in Zimbabwe, European Journal of Business and Social Science, 2/9, pp.121-133.
  12. Nyamwanza, T.; Mavhiki, S.; Mapetere, D. & Dandadzi, J. (2013). An analysis of the challenges faced by small scale chrome miners in Zimbabwe, European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 2/4 pp.49-58.
  13. Nyamwanza, T.; Mapetere, D.; Mavhiki, S. and Dzingirai, C. (2012) Financial Management: Case study of Gweru women entrepreneurs, International Journal of Business and Social Science 3/18 (Special Issue) pp. 99-106.
  14. Mapetere, D.; Mavhiki, S.; Nyamwanza, T.; Sikomwe, S. & Mhonde, C. (2012). Strategic role leadership strategy implementation in Zimbabwe’s State Owned Enterprises, International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3/16 pp. 271-276.
  15. Mhonde, C.; Sikomwe, S. & Nyamwanza, T. (2011) Evaluation of pricing strategies used by informal traders in Gweru CBD area, The Dyke, 5/1 pp. 144-211

Current research

  1. Nyamwanza, T. Mavhiki, S. Chagwesha, M and Nyamwanza, L () strategies for capacity utilisation in the dairy industry (Journal of Marketing and Management – peer review).
  2. Nyamwanza, T. Mavhiki, S and Munakakamwe, T. () An analysis of quality management strategies in tobacco marketing by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. (Final review before submission).
  3. Nyamwanza, T. Mavhiki, S. and Ganyani, R. () analysis of succession planning in polygamous family business: A case study.
  4. Teaching of Entrepreneurship in Zimbabwe (current research).
  5. Formalisation of the informal sector (current research).

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