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Wilma Viviers

Research professor, TRADE research entity

Wilma Viviers is a research professor of International Trade and NRF-rated researcher at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). She has an impressive array of publications, and is a leading authority in the fields of export promotion, competitive intelligence (CI) and economic development.

Prof Viviers’ passionate research interest in, and active contribution towards the realisation of, strategies to improve South Africa’s trade performance and competitiveness, are acknowledged both locally and internationally. Notably, the TRADE-DSM ® (Decision Support Model) for the identification of South African export opportunities – which she has launched in this country – is being lauded in both government and business circles as a refreshingly efficient approach to export market selection.

Prof Viviers sits on several national and international committees, and is frequently asked to speak to stakeholder groups about her research initiatives. She has also received numerous awards in recognition of her ground-breaking research over the years. In 2014, she was honored with the award of a WTO Chair from the World Trade Organization.

Contact details

Wilma Viviers

TRADE research focus area
Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences
North-West University
Potchefstroom campus
Private Bag X6001
South Africa

Tel: +27 82 5777 545