Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker

Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker
Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker

Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker

Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He lectures, researches and consults in the area of Marketing, including topics such as Marketing Strategy & Management, Customer Centricity and Strategy, Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, and Base of the Pyramid business strategies.

Since his appointment to the academic staff of the business school in 2005, Michael has designed, delivered and assessed post-graduate courses on a number of academic and executive programmes. Book through Speakers Inc

Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker

In open public academic programmes, Michael has taught junior and middle-level managers on everything from short one-day programmes to longer multi-year MBA programmes.

In closed customised executive programmes, Michael has worked with junior, middle and senior-level managers from a wide range of companies, including PepsiCo, British American Tobacco, Standard Bank, Sasol and Barclays. Since 2009, Michael has also held the appointment as Adjunct Faculty with the Strathmore Business School in Kenya.

Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker is a regular commentator on marketing-related issues in the popular press and media, including CNBC Africa, Business Report, 702 Talk Radio, Strategic Marketing magazine and Sportbusiness International.

He co-authored a chapter in Sponsorship South Africa – An Investor’s Guide and another in Strategic Marketing, a post-graduate text book published in 2009.

As part of this role at the business school, Michael hosts a fortnightly Business of Sport podcast series with Moneyweb, analysing the sport sponsorship and marketing strategies of leading local and international sport businesses.

Michael has also published academically in South Africa, through Acta Commercii, and internationally, through Management Decision and Global Transitions.

Michael has been invited to present at a number of practitioner and academic conferences and programmes in South Africa, Australia, Kenya, Denmark and the USA. Follow on Twitter

His multi-media and interactive presentations have explored questions of world-class customer centricity, building winning brands, recession-proofing your business, profitability doing business with and for the poor, FIFA World Cup impacts, and sport branding innovations.

In addition to playing the role of speaker, Michael also regularly facilitates and MCs a wide-range of events and conferences.

In his consulting role, Michael has assisted a wide range of organisations with strategy, marketing, sponsorship and research work, including BMW, SAB Ltd, Entyce Beverages, First National Bank, Momentum, the MTN Group, Coca-Cola South Africa and the United Nations Development Programme.

He is a member of the Marketing Association of South Africa, the American Marketing Association and the US-based Sport Marketing Association. Michael studied for his B.PrimEd degree from the University of Port Elizabeth before completing his MBA from GIBS.

He is currently completing a doctorate with the University of Pretoria. He joined the Gordon Institute of Business Science in early 2000 to launch the GIBS Forum, an executive business network that hosts weekly business and social events. Prior to joining GIBS, Michael served as President of AIESEC in South Africa.

Michael Goldman-Business Science Speaker


This text provides a close examination of the inner workings of the World Bank, the foundations of its achievements, its propensity for intensifying the problems it intends to cure, and its remarkable ability to tame criticism and extend its own reach.”

Imperial Nature


Political Struggles

The concept of the commons as a device for controlling land and natural resources first entered the political realm during the enclosure movement in pre-industrial Britain.

In the late 20th century, new forms of enclosures and notions of private property are emerging – from water rights, biodiversity, and gene pools of plants and humans to the demands of multinational corporations for free access, to more land for investment and exploitation.

The power of the commons is still flourishing and the global commons now provides the central metaphor for ecological politics.


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