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Lecturers from the School of Management Sciences attended the 26th SAIMS Annual Conference hosted by the University of Johannesburg.

The conference was held from 14 - 17 September 2014.

Profs Elmarie Venter and Shelley Farrington presented the paper, “The relationship between goal achievement and the job satisfaction of small and medium-sized business owner-managers”, which they co-wrote with J Scheepers and J de Lange. They won the Best Paper Award.

The 9 papers that were presented at the conference were as follows:

  • The relationship between goal achievement and perceptions of success in family business SM Farrington and E Venter
  • Exploring South African incubator funding models for sustainability R Dames and S Perks
  • Establishing student perceptions of an entrepreneur using word associations; a gender and ethnicity perspective JE Goliath, SM Farrington and SB Saunders
  • Women’s perceptions of investment planning: A proposed framework and measurement TAT Dao, E Venter and J Kruger
  • The relationship between financial- and marketing managers demographics and their perceptions of the interface between the two functions FW Struwig and JI McLaren
  • Perceptions regarding social responsibility and the implementation of ISO 26 000 EE Smith and RJ Muller
  • Factors influencing Pick ‘n Pay and Shoprite Checkers store card and coupon loyalty in Nelson Mandela Bay N Oosthuizen
  • Considering e-banking aspects to improve client trust and client retention B Zeka and C Rootman
  • Perceptions regarding the impact of skill shortages on the sustainability of South African Gold mines L Xingwana, E Smith and NE Mazibuko

ABOVE: Profs Shelley Farrington and Elmarie Venter with their Best Paper Award

ABOVE: School of Management Sciences attendees at the SAIMS conference