Kerrin Myres

Kerrin Myres
Dr Kerrin Myres

Kerrin Myres has founded two social enterprises and two for-profit enterprises, as well as mentoring countless entrepreneurs during the start-up and growth phases of their businesses. In addition to her entrepreneurial experience, Kerrin has worked for a variety of private, public and non-profit enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 35 years of experience providing research, consulting and advisory services to businesses at all stages of development in a wide range of industries. Her doctoral thesis focussed on the unconventional start-up processes of entrepreneurs in South Africa. She lectures in entrepreneurship, strategy, personal mastery and qualitative research methodology and supervises research at Masters and Doctoral level.


​Senior lecturer

Published Research

Journal articles

Mamabolo, A., Myres, K., & Kele, T. (2017). Human capital investments as sources of skills: an analysis of different entrepreneurship phases. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 9(1), 1-12.

Mamabolo, A., Myres, K., & Kele, T. (2017). Entrepreneurial skills requirements in an emerging economy: A South African outlook. Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 9(1), a111. doi: 10.4.102/sajesbm.v9i1.111

Alagbaoso M, Carmichael T and Myres K (2015) Dynamics of biotechnology entrepreneurship in South Africa and Brazil. African Journal of Business Management, 9(18), 641-660.

Venter, R. B., Rogerson, C. M., Semens, A., & Myres, K. (2012). FIFA World Cup 2010: Implications for and effects on the entrepreneurial performance of South Africa's informal sector. African Journal of Business Management, 6(1), 449-458.


Book chapters

Myres, K. (in press). What businesses can learn from social enterprises. In K. Myres & G. Silber (Eds.), Disruptors 2: How social entrepreneurs lead and manage disruption. Johannesburg: Bookstorm Publishing.

Jankelowitz, L. & Myres, K. (in press). Micro-enterprises in developing countries: The South African experience. In C. Maher (ed.), Value creation for small and micro social enterprises. Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference.

Myres, K. & Musengi, S. (2013). Women in entrepreneurship. In Entrepreneurship and small business management in South Africa. Johannesburg: Pearson Heinemann.

Myres, K. (2010). Backtracks, zigzags and double takes: A model of new venture creation in developing country. In K. Myres & B. Urban (Eds.), Handbook of entrepreneurship research in Africa. Johannesburg: Pearson Heinemann.


Conference papers


Myres, K., & Janeklowitz, L. (2017, July). South Africa's social enterprises – new business models in a unique context. Paper presented at the 6th EMES International Conference on Social enterprise, Louvain le Neuve, Belgium.

Mamabolo, M., A., & Myres, K. (2016). Human capital investments and skills in different entrepreneurship phases. Paper presented at the Sustainability, Ethics and Entrepreneurship Conference. Denver, USA.

Mamabolo, M. A., & Myres, K. (2015). Skills in the different entrepreneurship phases – a qualitative approach. Paper presented at the Africa Academy of Management Doctoral Consortium. Pretoria, South Africa.

Chorn, N., & Myres, K. (1990, September). Bridging strategy formulation and implementation: toward a definition of the coherent system of logic that permeates effective organisations. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society, Stockholm.

Consulting Involvement

​Kerrin's current business is Resonance Coaching, which uses strengths-based approaches founded on positive psychology to achieve personal and team growth and change in corporate and entrepreneurial businesses. Kerrin coaches individuals and teams at executive and senior management level as well as entrepreneurs in start-up and growth stages. She has over 500 coaching hours and is ICF accredited at ACC level, with PCC accreditation pending.

Contact Details
  • MBA (Macquarie)
  • ​DBA (GIBS)
Fields of Interest
Professional Memberships
  • ​International Coaching Federation

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