Prof Mari Jansen van Rensburg


Prof Mari Jansen van Rensburg
NameProf Mari Jansen van Rensburg
Job titlePro Vice-Chancellor Mauritius Campus Director
Research institute
Primary appointmentMauritius Campus
Email addressM.JansenVanRensburg@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0236-0854
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Professor Mari Jansen van Rensburg holds the title of Pro Vice-Chancellor and serves as the Mauritius Campus Director of Middlesex University (UK). She has almost 30 years of experience in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings and extensive knowledge of international higher education. As Campus Director, Mari leads the Mauritius campus on behalf of the Joint Venture partners. She is responsible for shaping and delivering the strategic plan for the Campus, meeting financial objectives, and managing resources and budgets. She is responsible for ensuring that the branch campus maintains the highest standards in student experience, academic achievement, academic excellence, and staff wellbeing. Mari serves on various institutional forums and is a member of the Middlesex University (UK) Academic Board, Academic Leadership Board, Programme Development Board, Senior Management Group, University Promotion Panel, and the International Campus Review Group. Mari also contributes significantly to the educational landscape in Mauritius. Her commitment to growing the sector and fostering internationalisation is evident through her involvement and leadership in various ministerial, regulatory, and economic committees, task groups and panels. She also serves as an executive member of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions. Prior to the current role, she had a successful career history at the University of South Africa (Unisa), where she served as a Professor in Strategic Management and held several senior leadership roles and positions. She ended her career at Unisa as Academic Director of the Graduate School of Business Leadership. Management). Mari is a strategic thinker with a hands-on entrepreneurial approach.

 

Employment

Pro Vice Chancellor and Director
Middlesex University Mauritius
02 Apr 2018
Academic Director and Professor - Strategic Management
Graduate School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa (UNISA)
01 Jan 2016
01 Apr 2018
Professor directing Higher Degrees
College of Economic and Management Sciences, UNISA
01 Jan 2014
31 Dec 2015
Professor - Strategic Management and Head of Department
College of Economic and Management Sciences, UNISA
01 Aug 2009
31 Dec 2013
Senior Lecturer and various executive roles
Graduate School of Business Leadership
01 Oct 1999
31 Jul 2009
Group Market Analysis
Barlows Equipment Company
01 Feb 2005
30 Sept 1999

Education and qualifications

D.Com (Business Management)
01 Feb 2009
University of South Africa
M.Com (Marketing Management)
01 Feb 1998
University of Pretoria
B.Com Hons
01 Dec 1994
University of Pretoria

Research outputs

Fostering effective governance through intragovernmental networks: a case of a justice, crime prevention and security cluster network

Mphahlele-Ntsasa, L. and Jansen van Rensburg, M. 2024. Fostering effective governance through intragovernmental networks: a case of a justice, crime prevention and security cluster network. Discover Global Society. 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s44282-024-00048-6

Acting strategically during change: A process and dwelling world-view approach

de Metz, N., Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Davis, A. 2023. Acting strategically during change: A process and dwelling world-view approach. Journal of Change Management. 23 (3), pp. 250-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2023.2238744

Middle managers’ strategising practices to effect strategic change

van Niekerk, K. and Jansen van Rensburg, M. 2022. Middle managers’ strategising practices to effect strategic change. Journal of Change Management. 22 (3), pp. 273-291. https://doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2022.2040572

Relevance of travel agencies in the digital age

Jansen van Rensburg, M. 2014. Relevance of travel agencies in the digital age. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. 31 (1), pp. 1-9.

Uncovering client retention antecedents in service organizations

Jansen van Rensburg, M. 2014. Uncovering client retention antecedents in service organizations. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. 3 (1), pp. 1-14.

Boards and governance in African national cricket organizations: an exploratory study

Jansen van Rensburg, M., Venter, P. and Kriek, H.S. 2013. Boards and governance in African national cricket organizations: an exploratory study. Southern African Business Review. 17 (2), pp. 23-44.

A longitudinal analysis of the corporate strategic stance and actions employed by South African banks in response to the global economic crisis

Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Venter, P. 2012. A longitudinal analysis of the corporate strategic stance and actions employed by South African banks in response to the global economic crisis. African Journal of Business Management. 6 (34), pp. 9634-9648. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM12.636

Drivers of learning management system use in a South African open and distance learning institution

Venter, P., Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Davis, A. 2012. Drivers of learning management system use in a South African open and distance learning institution. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology. 28 (2), pp. 183-198. https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.868

The perceived contribution of the practise of strategic marketing on the performance of South African companies

Jansen van Rensburg, M., Venter, P. and Strydom, J.W. 2012. The perceived contribution of the practise of strategic marketing on the performance of South African companies. Journal of Contemporary Management. 9 (1), pp. 24-47.

Branding and packaging design: Key insights on marketing milk to low-income markets in South Africa

Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Van Biljon, W. 2011. Branding and packaging design: Key insights on marketing milk to low-income markets in South Africa. African Journal of Business Management. 5 (22), pp. 9548-9558.

Service-Learning: Business School students working for the common good

Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Carmichael, T. 2011. Service-Learning: Business School students working for the common good. Alternation. 18 (1), pp. 155-176.

Approaches taken by South African advertisers to select and appoint advertising agencies

Jansen van Rensburg, M., Venter, P. and Strydom, J.W. 2010. Approaches taken by South African advertisers to select and appoint advertising agencies. Southern African Business Review. 14 (1), pp. 1-26.

Value differentiation: Creating customised value propositions in the South African cement industry

Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Van Niekerk, J. 2010. Value differentiation: Creating customised value propositions in the South African cement industry. Management Dynamics : Journal of the Southern African Institute for Management Scientists. 19 (4), pp. 2-16.

Dimensions of advertising agency client satisfaction

Jansen van Rensburg, M. 2010. Dimensions of advertising agency client satisfaction. Journal of Contemporary Management. 7 (1), pp. 549-573.

Advertising agency retention: Views from South African advertisers

Jansen van Rensburg, M., Venter, P. and Strydom, J.W. 2009. Advertising agency retention: Views from South African advertisers. South African Journal of Business Management. 40 (4), pp. 25-36. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v40i4.548

Best practice in South African loyalty-based management : an exploratory study : research article

Jansen van Rensburg, M. and Venter, P. 2004. Best practice in South African loyalty-based management : an exploratory study : research article. Southern African Business Review. 8 (2), pp. 51-64.
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