Prof Margie Sutherland

Professor Margie Sutherland
Prof Margie Sutherland
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Margie Sutherland is a full time professor at the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria.. She has a B.Sc Honours in  Psychology, from the University of the Wirwatersrand, A Post Graduate Diploma in Social and Economic Statistics from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Wits Business School. She completed her Doctorate in Commerce on the retention of knowledge workers at RAU and attended Harvard Business School’s programme on case based teaching. 

She has worked in the human resource field in a wide range of industries, including mining, manufacturing, hotels, agriculture and retail as well as in the Holding Company of S.A. Breweries. She has lectured in the Psychology Department at Wits University, the Institute of Personnel Management, for the Institute of Marketing Management, at Wits Business School for fourteen years and at GIBS for ten years.  Her particular fields of interest are: Employer-of-choice Branding, Talent Management, Retention Management, Career Capital, Organisational Responses to HIVAIDS, Paradox Management, Creating Organisational Energy, Performance Management and the Social Relevance of Business in developing markets. 

She was appointed an associate professor in 2006 and a full professor in 2009 at GIBS where she lectures on all aspects of performance management, organizational behavior, sustainable leadership and social relevance of business on both academic, executive and company specific programmes. She has supervised more than 150 MBA student research reports. She consults to a number of companies and works with a number of NGOs. She has won 9 teaching excellence awards. She has taught for Unicef in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal, Hong Kong, Philippines and at the Rotterdam School of Management to their full time MBA programme. She has published 25 peer reviewed articles in a range of academic journals, has published a number of case studies with Ivey and has three chapters in books. She also serves on a number of journal editorial committees and acts as an external examiner for 7 universities.
 
Responsibilities

Full-time faculty and lecturer

Published Research
Journal articles

Moodley, D., Sutherland, M., & Pretorius, P. (2016). Comparing the power and influence of functional managers versus project managers in matrix organisations: The challenge in duality of command. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 19(1), 103-117. doi: 10.17159/2222-3436/2016/v19n1a7

 


Naidoo, S., & Sutherland, M. (2016). A management dilemma: Positioning employees for internal competition versus internal collaboration. Is coopetition possible? South African Journal of Business Management, 47(1), 75-87.



Van Eeden, A., Sutherland, M., & Scheepers, C. (2016). An exploration of the perceived relationship between the level of power of stakeholder groups and their resistance to organisational change. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 40(2), 1-19.

 

Sutherland, M., Naidu, G., Seabela, S., Crosson, S. & Nyembe, E. (2015). The components of career capital and how they are acquired by knowledge workers across different Industries. South African Journal of Business Management, 46(4), 1-10.

 

Rautenbach, R., Sutherland, M., & Scheepers, C. B. (2015). The process by which executives unlearn their attachments in order to facilitate change. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 39(2), 145-164.

 

Dlamini, M., Sutherland, M., & Werbeloff, M. (2015). The effectiveness of hybrid pay incentives on work-team performance: A longitudinal study. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 18(4), 1-13.

 

Sutherland, M., & Gilbert, G. (2013). The paradox of managing autonomy and control. South African Journal of Business Management, 44(1), 1-14.

 

Sutherland, M., Hofmeyr, K., & Louw, K. (2012). Enabling and inhibiting factors of productive organisational energy. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 36(2), 9-29.

 

Sutherland, M., & Wöcke, A. (2011). The symptoms and consequences to selection errors in recruitment decisions. South African Journal of Business Management, 42(4), 23-32.

 

Lamb, M., & Sutherland, M. (2010). The components of career capital for knowledge workers in the global economy. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(3), 295-312.

 

Sutherland, M., & Mogale, L. (2010). Managing virtual teams in multinational companies. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 32(2), 7-24.

 

Sutherland, M., Serretta, H., & Bendixen, M. (2009). Core corporate governance dilemmas facing boards: a South African perspective. South African Journal of Economic and Management Science, 12(2), 194-210.

 

Sutherland, M., & Douglas, R. (2009). An organisational change model for successful HIV/AIDS workplace interventions. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 33(2), 54-74.

 

Sutherland, M., & Wöcke, A. (2008). The impact of employment equity regulations on psychological contracts in South Africa. International journal of human resource management, 19(4), 528-542.

 

Sutherland, M., Little, G., & Tudor, M. (2007). Accelerating the implementation of the clean development mechanism in South Africa. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 10(4), 395-411.

 

Sutherland, M., & Boyd, G. (2006). Obtaining employee commitment in living the brand of the organisation. South African Journal of Business Management, 37(1), 9-20.

 

Sutherland, M., & Selby, K. (2006). Space creation: a strategy for achieving employment equity at senior management level. South African Journal of Labour Relations, 30(2), 42-65.

 

Sutherland, M., & Carmichael, T. (2005). A holistic framework for the perceived return on investment of an MBA. South African Journal of Business Management, 36(2), 57-70.

 

Sutherland, M., Gaylard, M., & Viedge, C. (2005). The factors perceived to influence the retention of information technology workers. South African Journal of Business Management, 36(3), 87-97.


Book chapters

Sutherland, M., White, L., & Nupen, S. (2015). Vale in Mozambique. In I. Adeleye, K. Ibeh, A. Kinoti & L. White (Eds.), The changing dynamics of international business in Africa (pp. 188-204). Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 


Case studies


Krige, K., & Sutherland, M. (in press). Unjani clinics in a container: Social franchising in South Africa. Emerald Emerging Market Case collection.

Sutherland, M. (2016). SPARK Schools: Kindling innovation in South Africa's primary schools (Case Study No. 9B16C002). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Sutherland, M., & Krige, K. (2016). Helenvale's recycling initiative: Catalysing community driven social entrepreneurship. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Collection.

Wilson-Prangley, A., Marks, J., & Sutherland, M. (2015). Olitzki Property Holdings catalyzes change in Johannesburg (Case no. 9B15M118). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.


Sutherland, M. (2014). Growing pains (A) (Rev. ed.) (Case Study No. G-MCS-64-13). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M. (2014). Growing pains (B) (Rev. ed.) (Case Study No. G-MCS-65-13). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M. (2014). Growing pains (C) (Rev. ed.) (Case Study No. G-MCS-66-13). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M., & Ismail, T.  (2014). Beer for all: SABMiller in Mozambique (Case Study No.9B14M026). Ontario: Ivey.

Sutherland, M. (2013). The Watson Group (B) (Case no. G-MCS-62-13). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M. (2013). The Watson Group (C) (Case no. G-MCS-63-13). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M. (2013). The Watson Group (Case no. G-MCS-61-13). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M., Prangley, A., & Hawarden, V. (2013). Tackling the HIV/AIDS pandemic through multi-partner stakeholder engagement (Case no. 9B13C029). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Sutherland, M. (2012). High performance fuel (Rev. ed.) (Case no. G-MCS-59-12). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M., & Kleyn, N. (2012). The beauty of Sorbet (Case no. 9B12A039). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.

Sutherland, M. (2011). Black swan (Case no. G-MCS-57-11). Johannesburg: GIBS.

Sutherland, M., & Adonisi, M., & Harvwarden, V. (2011). Stratafin Inc: Auditing change (Case Study No. 9B12C006). Ontario: Ivey Publishing.​

Consulting Involvement
  • Serves on five editorial committees for academic journals;
  • External examining for four universities; and
  • Consults in HR to a number of companies.
Significant Achievements

Six teaching excellence awards, gold medal for best article in South African Journal of Business Management

Contact Details

Tel : +27 (0) 11 771 4362

Email : ​sutherlandm@gibs.co.za

Qualifications
  • B.Sc (Hons) psychology – WITS
  • Post Graduate certificate in Social and Economic statistics – Manchester 
  • Masters in Management in Human Resources – Wits
  • D.Comm – RAU
Fields of Interest
  • Performance management, human resources, career capital research methods, case writing, organisational behaviour, the role of business in society and HIVAIDS.
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