Botho University Research
Botho University seeks to establish research partnerships around the world that will lead to meaningful discoveries that have impact in society.
Botho University has put in place a robust departmental structure to support the institution’s endeavor to grow research. Research is managed by the Library, Teaching and Research Excellence (LTRE) Department within the Office of Quality Management (OQM). Spearheaded by the Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (DPVC) of Academic and Quality, LTRE handles all aspects of research including administration of calls for proposals, processing of applications for research grants, research permits, publication fees and other research-related activities such as funding attendance and presentations at conferences and workshops.
While support is provided for staff members who wish to present at renowned conferences worldwide and those who wish to publish in reputable journals, they are encouraged to engage external collaborators in line with Botho’s objective to establish meaningful partnerships around the world for impactful research.
Our researcher profiles provide details about the researcher including their research areas, publication titles, overall research output and their contact details. While the information provided may not be exhaustive, it provides a good starting point which highlights areas of potential collaboration.
Tourism Planning & Development, pp.1-20 This study sought to establish the perceptions of the management of National Parks in South Africa and Zimbabwe with respect to making their parks universally accessible. This study was set against the background of many people with disabilities who are willing and financially able to patron national parks being denied […]Continue Reading
The study sought to determine tourist perceptions on the threats to the sustainability of wildlife tourism using a case study of two state-protected areas in Zimbabwe. Using close-ended questionnaires, we collected data from 128 tourists in December 2015. Results show respondents generally perceived all the seven tested threats as serious, i.e., illegal hunting, destruction of […]Continue Reading
Applied Intelligence, pp.1-38. HUIM (High utility itemsets mining) is a sub-division of data mining dealing with the task to obtain promising patterns in the quantitative datasets. A variant of HUIM is to discover the HAUIM (High average-utility itemsets mining) where average-utility measure is used to obtain the utility of itemsets. HAUIM is the refined version […]Continue Reading
International Journal of Natural Computing Research (IJNCR), 10(2), pp.21-41. This paper presents results on modelling of AES and RSA encryption algorithms in terms of CPU execution time, considering different modelling techniques such as linear, quadratic, cubic, and exponential mathematical models, each with the application of piecewise approximations. C#.net framework is used to implement this study. The […]Continue Reading
Bioinorganic chemistry and applications, 2021. A new hexadentate 2-picolyl-polypyridyl-based ligand (4, 4′-(butane-1, 4-diylbis(oxy))bis(N, N-bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)aniline)) (2BUT) (1) and its corresponding Ru(II/III) complexes were synthesized and characterized, followed by assessment of their possible bioactive properties towards drug-resistant and non-drug-resistant bacteria. Spectroscopic characterization of the ligand was done using proton NMR, FTIR, and ESI-MS, which showed that the ligand […]Continue Reading
Journal of African Business. Based on a survey of 501 television viewers, this study investigated factors moderating the effect of viewer satisfaction on viewer loyalty toward television channels. Research hypotheses were tested using moderated regression analysis. The study found that viewer satisfaction, perceived service quality, corporate reputation, switching cost and price all positively influenced viewer […]Continue Reading
This research aims to ascertain how universities’ stakeholders perceive the reconfiguration of Corporate/University Governance to enable the production of green knowledge and innovation needed for sustainable development. A questionnaire was applied to 89 academic stakeholders (90% confidence level, 5% relative tolerable error), consisting of three interrelated Likert items, grouped under the Green Corporate Governance (GCG) […]Continue Reading
Journal of the Knowledge Economy, pp.1-31. Most of the knowledge-based economies (KBEs) operate in a neoclassical economic model that does not recognize the importance of natural resources and sustainability beyond the market forces. In contrast, KBEs that rely on endogenous factors harmonize with the enlightened anthropocentrism for sustainable development with scientific and technical abilities to […]Continue Reading
International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 11(1), p.459. It is conspicuous that the mainstream financial system in the EU is transforming into a sustainable financial system by a supra/national policy and institutional framework for meeting the goals of SDGs and the targets of the Paris Agreement for climate change together with Nationally Determined Contribution. […]Continue Reading
In 2016, the Paris agreement on climate change agreed to limit global warming to well below 2°C, and ideally 1.5°C by the end of the century. Even though the global temperature on track shows a rise towards 3.2°C by the end of the century breaking the 1.5°C targets by 2040, one wonders how the Adaptation […]Continue Reading
Entrepreneurship is abundantly taught in the classrooms at universities worldwide to bridge the gap that has arisen between the number of graduates and employment opportunities available in the job market. Since the entrepreneurs’ entrepreneurial mindset is different from others in the process of creating value and appropriation of rewards, the purpose of this study is […]Continue Reading
International Journal of Innovative Research in Applied Sciences and Engineering (IJIRASE) The growth of technology advancement has promoted a borderless environment among users, organizations, global industry and easy access to information. The use of the internet and computer systems in a teaching environment parallel increased the number of threats in today’s world. Lack of information […]Continue Reading
CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA, 66(2), pp.1577-1594. In the healthcare system, the Internet of Things (IoT) based distributed systems play a vital role in transferring the medical-related documents and information among the organizations to reduce the replication in medical tests. This datum is sensitive, and hence security is a must in transforming the sensational contents. In this […]Continue Reading
It is evident from the literature that the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world economies to its ‘knees’. No industry has gone untouched by the effects of this pandemic. Globally there has been an adverse impact on travel which is the backbone of the hotel industry. This study focuses on exploring the […]Continue Reading
International Journal of Business & Economic Sciences Applied Research. 2020 Jul 1;13(3). Zimbabwe experienced hyperinflation (2000-2008) followed by dollarization from 2009 onwards which had implications on dividend policy. In this context, this study isolates the main determinants and examines their behaviour across the distribution of dividend policy. Design/methodology/approach: The study employs quantile regression analysis and […]Continue Reading