Prof Ricardo Peters


Prof  Ricardo Peters


Prof Peters has lectured various subjects in the areas of Management, Entrepreneurship, Financial Planning, and Investments. He has a keen research interest in Entrepreneurship, Economic Development from a small business perspective and Corporate Governance. He has published numerous articles on small business development and its constraints to growth. As an entrepreneur by nature he has started numerous business ventures in the past years. Prof Peters has supervised 1 PhD to completion in the area of Entrepreneurship and currently has seven Phd’s under his supervision. Prof Peters has been involved in research projects that has seen more than 4000 SMME’s interviewed across South Africa. The research project in the main focused on SMME support and its constraints to growth. 


Omer, N., Van Burg, E., Peters, R.M., Visser, K. 2015. Internationalization as a “work-around” strategy: How going abroad can help SMEs overcome local constraints. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. 20(2)1-22. 

Peters R.M, Isaacs E, Van Gensen G, Botha M, Naicker V. (2014), Education and Small Business Growth: A Gender Perspective of two Divergent Provinces in South Africa. Clute Institute, ISSN 1535-0754.   

Brijlal, P., Naicker, V., & Peters, R. (2013). Education and SMME Business Growth: A Gender Perspective from South Africa. International Business & Economics Research Journal, 12(8) ISSN 1756-9850.  BEST PAPER AWARDED (ICBED CONFERENCE NY, USA) 

Peters, R.M, & Naicker, V. (2013). Small medium micro enterprise business goals and government support: a South African case study. South African Journal of Business Management, 44(4), 13-24.  ISSN: 03789098. 

Saungweme, P., Brijlal, P. & Peters, R.M., (2013). Framework for Combating Insider Trading on Developing Stock Exchanges Evidence from the Zimbabwean Stock Vol. 7(17), pp. 1630-1639, African Journal Business Management ISSN: 1993-8233. 

Saungweme, P. & Peters, R.M. 2012. The Changing Nature of the Informal Sector in South Africa: Evidence from a Study of South African and Somali Owned Spaza Shops. 11th IEF Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2-6 September 2012 (Paper Accepted Through Blind Peer Review and Published in Proceedings) 

Peters, R.M, & Brijlal, P. 2011. The Relationship between Levels of Education and SMME Success in the Province of Kwa Zulu Natal. Industry & Higher Education Vol 25, No 4, August 2011, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.5367/ihe.2011.0048. ISSN: 0950-4222. 

Peters, R.M, 2005. E-Commerce adoption by tourism SME service providers with reference to the World Wide Web enabling technologies. ISSN: 0-620-35079-2. (Peer-reviewed conference proceedings) 

Migiro, S.O., Adigun, M.O. & Peters, R.M, 2005. The –business innovation Acceptance decision Process: The case of Tourism SMEs in Kwa Zulu Natal Province, South Africa. 7th Annual conference on WWW Applications, 29-31 August 2005 (ICC, Cape Town, South Africa).