Current research and development in the field of enterprise information systems (EIS) and reporting in the form of sustainability reporting in general is limited in South Africa. The EISKE project aims to strength research activities due to the sustainability reporting developments in Germany within a South African and German collaboration.
The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NNMU) considers to increase and develop their capacities by courses and thesis to support research activities. The Oldenburg University supports this knowledge exchange by giving materials, ideas and a collaboration in research. The goal of the EISKE project is to use the knowledge exchange and workshops as a basis for a following EU funding application within a South African and German collaboration.
The international corner at the dialog-oriented event “Expertise by internetworking: business and research in dialog” in the project Environmental Information Systems Knowledge Exchange Project moderated by the research assistant Andreas Solsbach, University Oldenburg, and Prof. André Calitz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, adduced following results represented in the figure below. The active discussion from business and research guest from Germany, Cuba, Lithuania and South Africa was a first step to an ongoing process which will result hopefully in further projects.
Results of the “Expertise by internetworking: business and research in dialog”, Oldenburg 13th October 2011
The research team "Environmental Information System Knowledge Exchange Project" (EISKE) consist of following persons:
- Prof. Dr. Dr. André Calitz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
- Brenda Scholtz, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
- Prof. Dr. Jorge Marx Gómez, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany