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Teaching & Research 

 

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN, South Africa                                                                                                      

Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Business                                                                                           

  • Taught Company Analysis to MBA students, covering financial, strategic and operational analysis for an actual company. Students produced a report of analysis and improvement recommendations. 

  • Taught Ethical Decision-Making to postgraduate diploma and Executive Education students.

  • Designed Management Consulting specialization stream for MBA students.
     

Visiting Lecturer, Graduate School of Business                                                                                             

  • Taught Strategy to Executive Education students

  • External examiner for MBA Strategy course

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK                                                                                                                       

Tutor, Department of Politics and International Relations

  • Taught Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice to PPE students

 

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, South Africa                                                               

Adjunct Professor, School of Governance; Business School

  • Taught Corporate Finance to MBA students

 

UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH, South Africa                                                                              

Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Ethics, Philosophy Department

  • Member of PROSPER (Promoting Social & Political Ethics Research)
     

Publications

Academic Journals & Book Chapters

 

Williams, A., “Ranking Agents of Justice: When Should the Corporation Act?St Antony's International Review, vol. 14, no. 1, 2018, pp. 83-102.

 

Williams, A., “Prose and Poetry: Shining light on the popular imagination of the idea of South Africa,” in The Contested Idea of South Africa, edited by Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni & Busani Ngcaweni, 2022, Routledge, Abingdon.

Journal Papers under Review

 

Williams, A., “All Hands on Deck: Why All Companies, Not Only Pharmaceutical Companies, Bear Responsibility To Fight TB,” Submitted to: The Lancet as part of the journal’s Philosophy and Health Series.

Professional Journals

 

Williams, A., “The Responsible Company: Identifying and prioritising corporate responsibilities,”

                      The Corporate Report, vol. 9, no. 2, 2019

Williams, A., “The Responsible Company,” Accountancy SA, November 2019

 

Williams, A., “Lower Financial Results: Market Slowdown or Poor Management?,” Management Today, vol. 25, no. 5, 2009

 

Williams, A., “Strategy Implementation Requires Bold Leadership,” Management Today, vol.23, no.2, 2007

 

Public-Interest Reports

 

Williams, A., “How Companies Involved in State Capture Can Make Amends for Harm Caused,” Submitted to the SA State Capture Commission, 2021

 

Williams, A., “Bain and the Weakening of SARS,” Submitted to the Nugent Commission of Inquiry, 2018

Education

 

DPhil       UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Regents Park College, Political Philosophy, Expected 2023

               

MPhil       UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Hertford College, Political Theory, 2017

                Thesis: Corporations and Justice: Toward a Theory of Corporate Justice Responsibility

                 

MSc         LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE), Political Theory, 2014

                Thesis: People or Profit? Corporations’ Moral Responsibility to Constrain

                Profit-Seeking Practices in the Presence of Group Discrimination.            

                Awarded prize for Best Thesis in Political Theory

MPA        HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Kennedy School of Government, Public Administration, 2013

                Fellow, Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management

                Awarded Lucius N. Littauer Award

MSc        LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL, Finance, 1999

               Major in corporate finance and valuation

              

MBA       MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Sloan School of Management, 1996

               Major in strategic management and consulting

 

BSc        UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, Mechanical Engineering, 1992

University Service

UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, South Africa                                                                

  • Director, Wits Enterprise – university-owned company charged with IP commercialisation

  • Advisory Board, Wits Centre for Entrepreneurship – research and teaching entrepreneurship

  • Elected Member, University Convocation – served on Executive Committee for full term

GALLERY

athol williams

Harvard University, Mason Fellows Ceremony, Boston, 2013

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CFO Indaba, Sandton, 2019

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Cape Town Press Club, 2021

Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, 2019

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The Ethics Society Conference,

Johannesburg, 2019

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Actuarial Society of South Africa, Sandton, 2017

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Milpark Business School, Graduation Speaker, 2021

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AFDA Durban, Virtual Graduation Speaker, 2021

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International Perspectives Conference, Principia College, St Louis, MO, 2021

RECENT TALKS

  • ‘After the Scandal: An Ethics-based Approach to Corporate Reparations’ UCT, 2019

  • ‘Getting it Right: A Corporate Responsibility Framework’, UCT, 2019

  • ‘Value creation in a responsible manner’ Good Governance Academy, 2019

  • ‘Building Ethically-Responsible Organisations’ The Ethics Institute, 2019

  • Keynote Address, Graduation Ceremony, Salesians Institute Youth Projects, Cape Town, 2018

  • Guest Speaker, Salesians Institute Youth Projects, Cape Town, 2018

  • Keynote Address, Actuarial Society of South Africa, Johannesburg, 2017

  • Keynote Speaker, Glitz and the Ritz, Salvation Army, Sarasota FL, USA, 2017

  • Keynote Address, Old Mutual Staff Volunteerism Awards, Cape Town, 2017

  • Keynote Address, Engineering Faculty Awards, University of Cape Town, 2017

  • Speaker, Gender (Dis)parity Report Launch, Bain & Company, Johannesburg, 2017

  • Talk, 'Grounds for corporate moral responsibility,' Said Business School, Oxford, 2017 

  • Talk, 'Corporations and Justice,' Africa Society Symposium, Oxford, 2017

VIDEOS OF RECENT TALKS

Finance Indaba, Sandton, 2019

Actuarial Society of South Africa, Sandton, 2017