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Peer reviewed papers

G.T. du Preez and C.W.I. Pistorius, “Analyzing technological threats and opportunities in wireless data services”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol 70, No 1, January 2003, pp. 1-20.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162502002536

V.Coates, M. Farooque, R. Klavans, K. Lapid, H.A. Linstone, C. Pistorius and A.L. Porter, “The Future of Technological Forecasting”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol 67, No 1, May 2001, pp. 1-17. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162500001220

C.W.I. Pistorius, “Has South Africa fallen into a competitiveness trap?”, South African Journal of Science, Vol 97, January/February 2001, pp. 9-15.

G.T. du Preez and C.W.I. Pistorius, “Technological threat and opportunity assessment”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol 61, 1999, pp. 215-234.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162599000372

F.C. Smit and C.W.I. Pistorius, “Implications of the dominant design in electronic initiation systems in the South African mining industry”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol 59, No 3, November 1998, pp. 255-274.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162598000067

T.van Harmelen and C.W.I. Pistorius, “Improving access to higher education in South Africa”, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Spring 1998, pp. 16-22.
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=663850

C.W.I. Pistorius and J.M. Utterback, “Multi-mode interaction among technologies”, Research Policy, Vol 26, 1997, pp. 67-84.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004873339600916X

E.F. Meintjes and C.W.I. Pistorius, “Market structure and technological innovation“, The South African Journal of Economics, Vol 64, No 4, December 1996, pp. 341-361.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1813-6982.1996.tb01346.x/abstract;jsessionid=C4F453D4715873B6229110B5822E53F2.f04t04

C.W.I. Pistorius, “The relationship between technology and people in enhancing productivity — a technology perspective“, SAIPA Journal of Public Administration, Vol 31, No 4, December 1996, pp. 257-264.

C.W.I. Pistorius, “Wêreldmededingendheid en die tegnologie”, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskappe en Tegnologie, Vol 15, No 3, September 1996, pp. 134-138. (“World competitiveness and technology”, South African Journal for Natural Sciences and Technology).

C.W.I. Pistorius and J.M. Utterback, “The Death Knells of Mature Technologies”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol 50, No 3, December 1995, pp. 133-151.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0040162595900942

G.P. Hancke, H. Els and C.W.I. Pistorius, “Significance of development anthropology in the engineering curriculum”, South African Journal of Ethnology, Vol 18, No 4, December 1995, pp. 155-158   http://www.africabib.org/rec.php?RID=P00023304

C.W.I. Pistorius, “Innovasie — Die hefboom vir tegnologie-gebaseerde welvaartskepping”, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskappe en Tegnologie, Vol 14, No 4, December 1995, pp. 98-99 (“Innovation — The lever for technology-based wealth creation”, South African Journal for Natural Sciences and Technology).

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mop.4650060517/abstract

A.P. Botha and C.W.I. Pistorius, “The role of technology management and assessment in a new South Africa”, Mechanical Technology, September 1992, pp. 45-47.

Selected books, patents & theses

D.A. McNamara, C.W.I. Pistorius and J.A.G. Malherbe, An Introduction to the Uniform Geometrical Theory of Diffraction, Artech House, Norwood, Massachu­setts, USA, 1990. ISBN: 978-0-89006-301-9. Received the Bill Venter Award for outstanding research in book form, 1993.
http://tocs.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/12571628.pdf
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bn6pQgAACAAJ&dq=introduction+to+the+uniform+geometrical+theory+of+diffraction

C.W.I. Pistorius and F.W. Leuschner, “Apparatus for marking answer sheets relating to multi-choice questionnaire”, Patent no. 92/8610 registered in South Africa on 30 June 1993.

C.W.I. Pistorius, “Horn antenna”. Patent no. 89/7638 registered in South Africa on 25 July 1989.

C.W.I. Pistorius, “A Growth Related, Multi-Mode Framework for Interaction Among Technologies”, S.M. thesis, Alfred P. Sloan School of Management and the School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994. http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/12081

C.W.I. Pistorius, “New Main Reflector, Subreflector and Dual Chamber Concepts for Compact Range Applications”, Ph.D dissertation, The Ohio State University, 1986. Awarded the prize for the best dissertation by the ElectroScience Laboratory of The Ohio State University in 1987. Also published as Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory, Technical Report 716148-22, August 1987. http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=19880003116

Popular articles

Calie Pistorius, “Instead of trying to see the future, start making it”,
New Statesman Spotlight on Emerging Technologies (14 July 2017)

Calie Pistorius, “Educational innovation”, South African Innovator, Issue 03, 2006, p. 12.

Calie Pistorius, “Some thoughts on the contextual characteristics of South African universities”, Ingede, Journal of African Scholarship, Vol 1, No 1, 2004.

Calie Pistorius, “Technological innovation – a vital part of competitive advantage”, Management Today, Vol 18, No 6, July 2002, pp. 10-12.

C.W.I. Pistorius, “Management of technology in South Africa“, Civil Engineering Magazine, Vol 4, No 12, December 1996, p.3.

C.W.I. Pistorius, “Technology as the engine of growth”, Research for a Competitive Industry, Scientech ’96, Annual magazine of the Foundation for Research Foundation, 1996, p. 2.

C.W.I. Pistorius, “The phenomenon known as Murphy’s Law”, Archimedes, Vol 30, No 1, February 1988, pp. 70-71.

  • H. Herman, S.S. Grobbelaar and C.W.I. Pistorius, Towards a conceptual framework for the design, development and implementation of technology platform, 27th International Conference on the Management of Technology, International Association on the Management of Technology (IAMOT), Birmingham, United Kingdom, 22-26 April 2018.
  • H. Herman, S.S. Grobbelaar and C.W.I. Pistorius, Towards a framework for technology platform design, development and implementation in South African healthcare: Preliminary validation, 3rd South African Biomedical Engineering Conference, Spier, South Africa, 4-6 April 2018.
  • H. Herman, S.S. Grobbelaar and C.W.I. Pistorius, Exploring key concepts in the technological platform literature: A systematic review, 28th Annual Conference, South African Institute of Industrial Engineering (SAIEE), Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, 25-27 October 2017.

  • Calie Pistorius, Emerging technologies – strategic business opportunities and risks, SA Innovation Summit, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September 2017.
  • Calie Pistorius, Patent landscape reporting, and the opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies, Joint seminar with Kisch IP,
    Kisch IP House, Sandton, South Africa, 1 September 2017.
  • Calie Pistorius, The impact of emerging technologies on the construction industry, Sewell Group, C4DI, 15 August 2017.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius, J.M. Utterback and G.T. du Preez, Assessing and managing the strategic business risks, threats and opportunities presented by emerging technologies,
    R&D Management Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 1-5 July 2017.
  • Calie Pistorius, Technological innovation – Managing the dynamics of technological change for competitive advantage, GCHQ Summer School, Scarborough, 3 August 2016.
  • Calie Pistorius, Bringing about step change in organisational renewal in universities, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Durban, South Africa, 6 May 2016.
  • Calie Pistorius, Keynote address, Engineering Schools Adapting to Change: How much, how fast – and in what way?, 8th European Convention of Engineering Deans (ECED 2016), UCL, London, 15 April 2016.
  • Calie Pistorius, Differentiation with a Difference, International Higher Education Forum, London, 1 March 2016.
  • Calie Pistorius, Developing university links with their local economies following the Witty Review, Westminster Higher Education Forum, London, 10 December 2013.
  • Calie Pistorius, Bringing HMS Illustrious to Hull, Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, Hull, 18 April 2013.
  • Calie Pistorius, Keynote address, Shaping the future – a core mission for universities?, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 22-23 June 2010.
  • Calie Pistorius, Managing technological innovation – A risky business, PHEE Annual Conference, London, 31 January 2010.
  • Calie Pistorius, Keynote address, Shaping the future – a core mission for universities?, Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 22-23 June 2010.
  • Calie Pistorius, Managing technological innovation – A risky business, PHEE Annual Conference, London, 31 January 2010.
  • Calie Pistorius, Bodies providing science advice to government, COFISA, Pretoria, 23 July 2009.
  • Calie Pistorius, Managing technological innovation, IMESA Conference, Bloemfontein, October 2008.
  • Calie Pistorius, Building the Innovation Generation, Innovation Summit, Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, 2-3 October 2008.
  • Calie Pistorius, Managing innovation for competitive advantage, Distell, Stellenbosch, 10 August 2006.
  • Calie Pistorius, Innovation in the new millennium, Netcare, Sandton, 13 July 2006.
  • Calie Pistorius, What governments can do to support innovation projects and improve the innovation climate, Conference on Knowledge for Africa’s Development, Sandton, 8-10 May 2006.
  • Calie Pistorius, How NACI sees it brief, Evidence-based advice, ASSAf Double Symposium on Evidence-based practice: Problems, possibilities and politics, Academy of Science of South Africa, Pretoria, 3 March 2006.
    http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.163.1873&rep=rep1&type=pdf#page=76
  • Calie Pistorius, Keynote address, Managing innovation for competitiveness, South East Asia Regional Computer Conference (SEARCC), Sydney, Australia, 28-30 September 2005.
  • Calie Pistorius, Innovation Policy, South African Technology Centre and the Australian Southern African Business Council, Melbourne, Australia, 27 September 2005.
  • Calie Pistorius, Keynote address, Unique challenges for universities in South Africa, Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns (South African Academy for Science and Art), Pretoria, 23 June 2005.
  • Calie Pistorius, Managing Innovation for Competitiveness, MIT Alumni Club, Bryanston, 18 May 2005.
  • Calie Pistorius, The impact of innovation on the competitiveness of companies, Netcare, Pretoria, 4 April 2003.
  • Calie Pistorius, The impact of innovation on the competitiveness of companies, Deloitte Consulting, Midrand, 28 March 2003.
  • Calie Pistorius, Mobilising research-based innovation for competitiveness, Association of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), Pretoria, 13 September 2002.
  • Calie Pistorius, Technology and moral reconstruction with Mollie Painter-Morland, South African Academy for Science and Art (“Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns”), Pretoria, 12 August 2002.
  • Calie Pistorius, Competitive intelligence, strategic management of innovation and competitive advantage, Kumba Resources, Centurion, 6 May 2002.
  • Calie Pistorius, Keynote address, Competitive Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence symposium, Sandton, 21 November 2001.
  • Calie Pistorius, Managing technological innovation for competitive advantage, KWV, Paarl, 10 May 2001.
  • G.T. du Preez, C.W.I. Pistorius and A.C. Carslow, Technological Threat and Opportunity Assessment: An Application to 2.5/3G Wireless Data Services, Proceedings of the 6th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Hong Kong, 5-7 July 2001 (proceedings published on CD).
  • C.W.I. Pistorius and J.C. Mentz, Modelling the Innovation Process, International Conference on the Management of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, 19-20 March 2001.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius, The innovation-technology transfer link: Applications in developing countries, Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Technology Transfer in Developing Countries – Automation in Infrastructure Creation, Decom TT 2000, 5-7 July 2000, Pretoria, p. 146-149.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius, The university as a technology-based enterprise — The University of Pretoria’s technology plan, Abstracts Book, Seventh International Conference on Management of Technology, 16 February – 20 February 1998, Orlando, Florida, USA, p. 70 (Also published on associated CD).
  • T.van Harmelen and C.W.I. Pistorius, The impact of technology enhanced education on a developing country – a South African perspective, Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), 20-21 June 1997, Glasgow, UK, pp. 306-312.
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=658917
  • G.E. Hildebrand and C.W.I. Pistorius, Mapping techniques to determine the probability of success of corporate patenting strategies, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Management of Technology, 25-28 June 1997, Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 1090-1099.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius, Gaining access to marketing and management expertise through the global market whilst also benefiting from technology and knowledge transfers, Proceedings of Process ’97, Kyalami, 3-5 June 1997.
  • J.A.G. Malherbe and C.W.I. Pistorius, University-Industry Technology Transfer: Lessons from the Laboratory for Advanced Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Management of Technology, R.M. Mason, L.A. Lefebre and T.M. Khalil (Eds), Elsevier, 27 February – 1 March 1996, Miami, Florida, USA, pp. 313-319.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius and J.M. Utterback, A Lotka-Volterra Model for Multi-Mode Technological Interaction: Modelling competition, symbiosis and predator-prey modes, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Management of Technology, R.M. Mason, L.A. Lefebre and T.M. Khalil (Eds), Elsevier, 27 February – 1 March 1996, Miami, Florida, USA, pp. 61-70.https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Utterback/publication/5176207_A_Lotka-Volterra_model_for_multimode_technological_interaction modeling_competition_symbiosis_and_predator_prey_modes/links/543fffec0cf21227a11ba015.pdf
  • G.P. Hancke, H. Els and C.W.I. Pistorius, Restructuring Engineering Education for Meeting World Needs, 1995 World Conference on Engineering Education, 15-20 October 1995, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius and G.P. Hancke, The perils of the linear curriculum, 1995 World Conference on Engineering Education, 15-20 October 1995, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • C.W.I. Pistorius, The quest for structured innovation, Society of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Educators (SE4), Proceedings of Fourth Biennial Conference, Pretoria, 2-3 February 1995, pp. 16-19.
  • A.P. Botha and C.W.I. Pistorius, Technological Innovation in Southern Africa: Improving Business through Combining Technology and Innovative Skills, Presented at the symposium of the Engineering Institute of Zambia, Zambia, 4-6 November 1992.
  • C.W.I. Pistorius and A.P. Botha, Are we adequately preparing new engineers for the future ? A more formal look at the management of technology and innovation”, Proceedings Africon ’92, Swaziland, 22-24 September 1992, pp. 14‑16.
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=624407
  • A.P. Botha and C.W.I. Pistorius, Technology assessment: Evaluating appropriate technologies for developing countries, Symposium on Appropriate Technology for the Third World, Windhoek, Namibia, 8-10 June 1992, pp. 1-15.