Dr Karen Booysen
Research Development
Directorate Research Development and Planning
Main Building
051 401 3474
Johannes Brill Building 109

Short CV

I am currently busy with research for my Master’s degree on the commercialisation of innovation. I hope to identify the true success factors and pitfalls in this difficult process and to deliver a “better” process to follow in the commercialisation of innovations.

Publications (Short List)

Conference Contributions

Booysen K

Bridging the gap between innovation and commercialization – a South African perspective, Southern Africa Institute for Management Scientists, Muldersdrift. The Generations of Management, Theory, Research and Practice: Past, Present and Future, 14 – 17 Sep 2008

Booysen K, Kotzé L
Factors influencing young adult’s careers choice, 6th International Conference of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mozambique, 5 – 6 Nov 2008

Booysen K, Kotzé L
The perception of entrepreneurship amongst first year Business Management students, South African Institute for Management Scientists, Gauteng, 14– 17 Sep 2008

Kotzé L, Booysen K

Possible factors influencing the entrepreneurial decision amongst young adults, South African Institute for Management Scientists, Gauteng, 14 – 17 Sep, 2008

Van Zyl J, Booysen K, Kotze L
Difficulties Micro Entrepreneurs encounter in poverty stricken areas in South Africa, 2nd International Finpin Conference, Finland, 20 – 22 April 2008

Courses Presented

OBS 134 - General Management

OBS 244 - Entrepreneurship

OBS 692 - Study leader


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