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The 27th Annual SAIMS Conference was held from 30 August 2015 - 01 September 2015. The conference was hosted by the University of Cape Town.

Lecturers from The School of Management Sciences presented and read papers.

The papers are as follows:

  • Perceived experience value, satisfaction and intentions: A guesthouse experience. F Amoah, L Radder and M van Eyk (NMMU)
  • Authentic leaders and employee outcomes: An SME perspective. SM Farrington & SB Saunders (NMMU)
  • Investigating investment promotion strategies at the COEGA development corporation. N Oosthuizen (NMMU), J Kruger (NMMU) & TP Maduna. WON BEST PAPER AWARD.
  • A behavioural approach to explore environment management models in small business. R Lillah & M Struwig (NMMU)
  • An exploratory study of standards and indicators for sustainability reporting in South African companies. H Janse van Rensburg & M Struwig (NMMU)
  • Memorable tourism experiences in Frontier National Parks. M van Eyk, L Radder & C Baldie (NMMU)
  • Marketing outbound South African destinations: A generational engendered approach. D Ferreira, S Perks & N Oosthuizen (NMMU)
  • Perceptions of success among family business owners: Does gender matter? J Scheepers, SM Farrington & E Venter (NMMU)
  • Improving employee satisfaction and business performance in SMMEs through business social responsibility. B Zeka (NMMU)
  • The relationship between ethical nleadership and business performance of family businesses. E Venter & SM Farrington (NMMU)
  • The practice of sustainability leadership within organisations in Nelson Mandela Bay. EE Smith & RJ Muller (NMMU)
  • The influence of contemporary leadershiup styles on the job satisfaction and organisational commitment of SME employees. W Kupangwa, SM Farrington & R Lillah (NMMU)
  • E-shopping satisfaction, loyalty and the repurchase intentions of generation-X consumers: A structural equation model. J Dubilela (NMMU) & XD Chauke (VUT)

ABOVE: SAIMS delegates from the School of Management Sciences