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Grietjie Verhoef

Professor In Business, Economic and Accounting History
Name: Grietjie Verhoef
Location: A-536 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
College of Business and Economics, Department of Accountancy Staff, Faculties, School of Accounting  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 2008 / +27 82 3033825


Curriculum Vitae Grietjie Verhoef

About Prof Grietjie Verhoef


  • D Litt et Phil – Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit (RAU)1987
  • MA; History RAU 1983
  • BA Hons (History) 1979 (Economics) 1992
  • BA Political Sciences 1978
Research speciality

  • Business History in Africa and South Africa
  • Insurance history in Africa and South Africa
  • Financial history, money and credit extension in Africa and South Africa
  • Economic history of southern African territories, 1850-1910. GDP data reconstruction.
  • Globalisation and Foreign Direct Investment into the Commonwealth

  • National Research Foundation Rated researcher, 2012 to present (C1)
Publications and projects

Editorial Boards

  • Member of the international editorial board of Business History. (Taylor & Francis)
  • Member of the international editorial board of Accounting History. (Sage)
  • Member of the international editorial board of Economic History of Developing Regions. (Taylor & Francis).
  • Member of the international editorial board of Essays in Business and Economic History.
  • Member of specialist review panel for : Business History Review; Historia; Journal of Contemporary History; Enterprise and Society
Professional Awards Alice Teichova Award for international Business History​​​​Research collaboration

  • International work Group on Insurance History. ‘Risk and the insurance business in history – an international research agenda’.
  • New perspectives in comparative studies on State owned enterprises: Prof Andrea Colli, Bocconi University; P Nevalainen, Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • FDI into Commonwealth markets