Dr G.V. Nani

Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business

PhD University of the Free State, South Africa
MBA Solusi University, Zimbabwe
Bachelor of Commerce University of South Africa

Professional Qualification
Certificate in Education, Hillside Teachers’ College, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Previous Employment:
Solusi University, Zimbabwe- Adjunct lecturer
Great Zimbabwe University (Former Masvingo State University): Lecturer
University of Botswana: Temporary Full-Time Lecturer Founders High School, Zimbabwe: High School Teacher
Email Address: gwendoline.nani@nust.ac.zw/gweni.nani@gmail.com
Telephone: (09) 282842 Ext 2623

Research Interests:

  • Entrepreneurship (General, Women, Youth, Corporate, Family Businesses, University Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education etc)
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Conference Presentations/Organised:

  • Fostering viability and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises: Do channels of disseminating results matter? 33rd International Research Conference on Business and Economics, IRC-2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2-4 August, 2017).
  • Presented a paper titled “Business imitations-The dearth of creativity and/ or innovation- A case of micro and small entrepreneurs in the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province in Zimbabwe” at the Management, Business, Administration and Legal Initiatives (MBALI) 2016 conference held at the University of Zululand on 6-8 July 2016.
  • Was an organising committee member for the NUST International Conference on Gender Mainstreaming at Higher Education Institutions Beyond 2015: Equity and Equality, held at Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls, 16-17 September 2014.
  • Authored and presented a paper on, “Entrepreneurship and Education-The missing link. Perceptions of selected stakeholders from the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province,” at the University of North West, Mafikeng, South Africa. This paper was accepted for publication in Volume 1 of the SASE Conference Proceedings- 2013.
  • Co-authored and co-presented a paper on, “An investigation into socio-cultural constraints on emergence of women as leaders in the educational sector in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe,” with Mr Vusumuzi Sibanda of NUST Graduate School of Business, at the 1st International Conference on Transformational Leadership in Africa (17th – 20th June 2013) in Victoria Falls.
  • Presented a paper on a study entitled, “The establishment of a rural bank: A potential solution to the challenge of limited access to bank loans by rural women entrepreneurs in Matabeleland South Province, Zimbabwe” at the 10th African Finance Journal Conference in Durban, South Africa on 15-17 May 2013.

Journal Publications

  1. Entrepreneurial education in the school curriculum: in search of positioning in Zimbabwe Problems and Perspectives in Management. Volume 14, Issue 3 (cont.) 2016.
  1. Teaching of Entrepreneurship as a subject in Zimbabwean schools-What are the appropriate teaching methods? A case of selected Bulawayo Metropolitan schools- Zimbabwe Journal of Science and Technology (ZJST) on 08/01/2015. Volume 9 [2014] MS3 ISNN 2409-0360.
  1. Implementation of Entrepreneurship in Teachers’ Colleges-Implications for Teacher Educators and Captains of Industry in Zimbabwe. Gwendoline Vusumuzi Nani & Dr Mabhena Mpofu. Zimbabwe Journal of Science and Technology (ZJST) pp 109-118 Vol. 10 [2015) e-ISSN 2409-0360.
  1. Integrating Entrepreneurship into the university curriculum: Perceptions of 4th year university students in one public university in Zimbabwe. International Journal of Educational Sciences (IJES).  Kamla-Raj/Taylor & Francis 2018. 20(1, 3):64-71 DOI: 10, 1080/09751122, and 2017.1420601.
  1. Does Learning the Entrepreneurship Course at Fourth-Year Equip University Graduates to Succeed as Entrepreneurs? A study of a Selected University in Zimbabwe. Journal of Economics (JOE). ISSN: 2141-8659. Volume 6.
  1. Teaching of Entrepreneurship: Perceptions of 4th Year Students in One Public University in Zimbabwe. Journal of Economics (JOE). ISSN: 2141-8659. Volume 6.
  1. Shape up or ship out. Experiences of micro and small business entrepreneurs in the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province of Zimbabwe by Gwendoline Vusumuzi Nani and Simon N. Radipere - Journal of Investment Management and Financial Innovations- Volume 13, Issue 2 (cont.), 2016. ISSN 1810-4967 (print), ISSN 1812-9358.
  1. A synthesis of changing patterns in the demographic profiles of urban street vendors in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Journal of Problems and Perspectives in Management, Volume 14 July 2016, Volume 14, Issue 3 (cont.) 2016.
  1. Pioneer or imitate? An analysis of business imitations. Journal of Problems and Perspectives in Management. Volume 14, Issue 4, 2016.
  1. Business imitations: The dearth of creativity and/or innovation? A case study of the Bulawayo Metropolitan Province, Zimbabwe. Journal of Contemporary Management. Vol. 14 No. 1 Jan 2017 pp 60-83
  2. Fostering viability and sustainability of small and medium enterprises (SMEs): Determining the true beneficiaries of university research output. Acta Commercii 18 (1), 1-13. ISSN: 2413-1903, E-ISSN: 1999
  3. Challenges faced by business incubators in one city council in Zimbabwe: Perceptions of council administrators. Journal of Contemporary Management. Volume 15 2018. DHET accredited. ISSN 1815-7740


Urban Zimbabwean Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities-G.V. Nani, Amagugu Publishers