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School of Management Sciences


The annual Masters and Doctoral Colloquium for the School of Management Sciences was held on 12 and 13 March 2015.


Masters and Doctoral candidates presented their research proposals to a panel of experts. The panel consisted of Professor Graham Stead from Cleveland State University, Ohio; Professor Mornay Roberts-Lombard from the University of Johannesburg and Prof Geoff Goldman, Editor of Journal Acta Commercii.


Welcome by Prof Struwig    
Greg Ducie Financing sustainable cities in South Africa Prof M Struwig
Laura Best Best practice guidelines to incorporate sustainability into South African consumer protection policies Prof M Struwig
John Mwinjilo Strategic drivers influencing the sustainability of micro finance institutions in Zimbabwe Prof S Perks
Steven Paterson The organisational commitment of financial planners in South Africa Dr J Kruger & Prof E Venter
Bomikazi Zeka South Africans' retirement planning: Individual and financial planner perspectives Prof C Rootman & Dr J Kruger
Albert Musekwa The influence of culture on brand equity in leading Zimbabwean and South African supermarket chains Prof S Perks
Nomasonto Hlongwane Servant and ethical leadership of self-employed healthcare practitioners in the Eastern Cape R Lillah & Prof SM Farrington
Nadine Oosthuizen Challenges of electronic mentoring as a transformative tool for female career development and entrepreneurial growth Prof S Perks
Tony Matchaba-Hove A framework for enhancing trans-generational potential of African family businesses Prof S Farrington & Prof E Venter
Shelley Saunders The influence of South African parental role models on the next generation's intention to enter the family business Prof S Farrington & Prof E Venter

The professors offered the students valuable input to assist them with their studies.

ABOVE (from left to right): The Panel. Prof Mornay Roberts-Lombard, Prof Geoff Goldman, Prof Graham Stead and Prof Miemie Struwig