Mr. Owen Jakata

owen jakataQualifications

  • Msc Operations Research and Statistics (Nust)
  • MBA (Nust)
  • Bsc (Hons) Operations Research and Statistics (Nust)
  • Bsc Chemistry and Mathematics (UZ)
  • PGDM (Nust)
  • Grad CE (UZ)


Courses Taught

  • Quantitative Analysis for Business I
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business II
  • Management

Research Interests
Forecasting, Time Series Analysis



  • Chikobvu, D., and Jakata, O. (2020). Analysing Extreme Risk in the South African Financial Index (J580) using the Generalised Extreme Value Distribution. Statistics, Optimization & Information Computing, 8(4), 915-933.
  • Jakata, O and Chikobvu, D (2019) Modelling extreme risk of the South African Financial Index (J580) using the generalised Pareto distribution, Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences 12(1), a407. 10.4102/jef.v12i1.407
  • Jakata O and Chikobvu D (in press) Extreme Value Modelling of the South African Industrial Index (J520) returns using the Generalized Extreme Value Distribution. International Journal of Applied Management Science
  • Jakata O  and Mutasa F K (2014), An Analysis of Bank Efficiency and Stock Prices using Data Envelopment and Stochastic Frontier Analysis Models, International Journal of Management Sciences.  Vol. 3, No. 4, 2014, pp 280-292
  • Jakata O, Hlupo P and Gondo C  (2015), Random Walk Hypothesis: Evidence from Market Efficiency of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, International Journal of Science and Research Vol 4 Issue 9 September 2015 pp 1460-1475
  • Jakata O  and Nyamugure P  (2015), The Effects of Dividend Policy on Share Prices: Empirical Evidence from the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. International Journal of  Science and Research Vol. 4, Issue 10 pp  674-683
  • Mapuwei T W,  Tsododo M ,  Jakata O  and Cliff Gondo (2016),   Demand Modelling of Alcoholic Beverages in Manicaland Province Using Time Series Analysis.  International Journal of Innovative Science, Engineering & Technology, Vol. 3 Issue 10, pp 333-340
  • Chingwaru T  and Jakata O (2015), Factors Restraining Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Engaging in Export Market: The Case of Manufacturing (SMEs) in Harare, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Science and Research Volume 4 Issue 10, pp 643-647
  • Chingwaru T  and Jakata O (2015), An Analysis of the Survival Strategies Adopted in Times of Economic Downturn: The Case of Retrenchees in Bindura, Zimbabwe International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 4 Issue 10 pp 648-651
  • Katsuro P, Ndlovu V, Jakata O, Negwaiya E, Katsuro T M (2015), The Impact of Career Management on Job Performance: A Case Study of Grain Marketing Board. International Journal of Management Sciences Vol. 6, No. 5, 2015, 218-234


Major Research Projects

  • Currently researching on ARIMA modeling and forecasting of share prices on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange