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The annual Masters and Doctoral Colloquium for the School of Management Sciences was held on 13 and 14 March 2014.

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 Elmarie Venter, Faculty Representative on Research Proposals; Professors Mornay Roberts-Lombard from the University of Johannesburg and Dr Geoff Goldman, Editor of Journal Acta Commercii.

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

ABOVE (from left to right): Colloquium panel – Dr Geoffrey Goldman, Prof Mornay Roberts-Lombard, Prof Elmarie Venter, Prof Miemie Struwig and Prof Graham Stead


The colloquium was also attended by overseas students.


ABOVE: International PhD Students - Itai Muzvidziwa (Zimbabwe) and Geoffrey Nuwagaba (Uganda)

ABOVE: International PhD Students – Mayanja Jamiah and Geoffrey Nuwagaba (Both from Uganda)

The programme of the colloquium.





Welcome by Prof Miemie Struwig

Riyaadh Lillah

Managing Sustainability in South African Small Businesses

Prof M Struwig

Conrad van Greunen

Factors influencing knowledge-sharing behavior in knowledge-intensive businesses: An individual-level analysis

Prof E Venter

Amanda van den Berg

The influence of social media policies on reputation management in South African higher education

 Prof M Struwig

Itai Muzvidziwa

Management perceptions regarding corporate social responsibility implementation in Zimbabwe

Prof E Mazibuko & Prof E Smith

Heidi Janse van Rensburg

Sustainability reporting in South African Companies

Prof M Struwig

Geoffrey Nuwagaba

Relationships between cash management and growth of informal business in Uganda

Dr J Kruger & Prof M Struwig

Xavier Owona Ndi

Variables influencing customers’ buying behavior in the South African clothing retail industry

Dr J Kruger & Prof Rootman

Thembinkosi Maduna

Investment promotion: a Coega development corporation perspective


Mrs N Oosthuizen & Dr J Kruger

Fezeka Matshoba

Perceptions and expectations of service quality of business incubators

Prof S Perks

Mayanja Jamiah

Business Ethics in Ugandan small and medium-sized Enterprises

Prof S Perks

Danie Ferreira

The influence of push-and-pull forces on outbound destination choice

Prof S Perks

Stewart Nyabereka

Factors affecting the adoption of internet banking in the Eastern Cape

Mr A Nelmapius & Prof E Venter

Wrap up for the day – Prof Miemie Struwig



Please view the photo gallery for more photos from the 2014 Masters and Doctoral Colloquium.