Graduate School of Business
and Leadership

Dr Pfano Mashau

Senior Lecturer, Academic Leader of Research and Higher Degrees (Acting)
Telephone: +27 31 260 7021
Campus: Westville
Building & Room: GSB&L Block – 126


Dr Pfano Mashau is a lecturer at Graduate school business and Leadership. He lectures postgraduate Business Research methods. His research interests focus on Small business development, innovation, business environments, entrepreneurship and research. As a lecturer,Dr Pfano focuses on creating an environment where students can challenge themselves to think creatively and to move out of their comfort zones in formative and summative assessments and class activities. As a research methodology lecturer, his main interest is to see student valuing both applied and basic research.

Academic Qualifications:

  • BCom
  • BComHons
  • MCom
  • PhD(Management) (UKZN)


  • Management

Discipline or field in which the highest qualification was received

  • Local Economic Development

Areas you are a strong advocate

  • Local Economic Development
  • Informal Economy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business innovation

Research interests

  • Agglomeration Economies
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Triple Helix
  • Innovation