During the 31st Annual Conference of the Southern African Institute of Management Scientists, which was hosted by the School of Management Sciences (Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences) at the Nelson Mandela University, two papers on family businesses were presented.  

The one paper focused on Leadership as a source of heterogeneity among family businesses and was presented by Mr Robert Izaks and co-authored by Proffs Shelley Farrington and Elmarie Venter.  This paper formed part of Mr Izaks’ already completed master’s study.  The second papers focussed on the Role of values in the transgenerational success of indigenous South African family businesses and was presented by Mr Welcome Kupangwa and co-authored by Proffs Farrington and Venter.  Mr Kupangwa is currently doing his doctoral studies on values in indigenous African family businesses.