Ewert Kleynhans
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Professor: School of Economics
+27 18 299 1418
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Building E3, Room101 A
PhD Economics, MA Economics & MPHIL Philosophy.
International competitiveness on firm-level, production functions, spillovers, theory of the firm, micro-economics, industrial development, competitiveness, intellectual capital, economic development, economic geography and philosophy.


Ewert Kleynhans is an associate professor of Economics in the School of Economics at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). He has published more than 40 articles in accredited journals, and has read more than 45 papers at both local and international conferences.

In his research Prof Kleynhans focuses mainly on the competitiveness and efficiency of industries and firms on a micro-economic level - more specifically, the competitiveness platform that confronts industries and firms, especially manufacturers, which in turn is shaped by an array of resources, human capital, market conditions, demand and supply patterns, support programmes, spillovers, firm structures, quality levels, environmental conditions, economic geography, productivity, production functions, and technologies.

Prof Kleynhans often acts as an external examiner and moderator for postgraduate courses, and master’s dissertations and doctoral theses for other universities.  He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and also acts as a reviewer. He is a national council member of the South African Academy of Science and Arts (SAAWK).