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Monday, 27 October 2014

CPUT launches Journal of Leadership and Management Studies

ECSTATIC: JOLMS Editor-in-Chief, Dr Larry Jowah, addresses the audience during the launch of the journal by the the Department of Management and Project Management ECSTATIC: JOLMS Editor-in-Chief, Dr Larry Jowah, addresses the audience during the launch of the journal by the the Department of Management and Project Management

To train novice researchers to become accomplished publishers, the Department of Management and Project Management launched the Journal of Leadership and Management Studies (JOLMS) at the Suites Hotel.

The recently launched multidisciplinary journal is a sequel to the annual Leadership and Management in Project-driven Industries South Africa (Lamipisa) Conference which the department has been hosting since 2013.

All the paper contributions accepted for Lamipisa 2013 were peer reviewed and in agreement with the authors, some articles were selected and published in the current issue of JOLMS.

JOLMS Editor-in-Chief, Dr Larry Jowah, said the journal has 35 contributors from various parts of the world including four from CPUT.

Jowah announced that a second issue will be released in November/December and that after the third issue in February the department will apply to the Department of Higher Education and Training for accreditation of both the conference and journal.

He thanked all the staff members who made the journal possible.

Dr Chris Nhlapo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Technology,Innovation and Partnerships, congratulated the department and said the quality of the journal is unbelievable.

Nhlapo says that in the decade ending in 2012, CPUT’s average growth rate in overall research output was ranked second in the Universities of Technology sector.

He says CPUT has a young generation of scholars, between the ages of 35 and 44, when compared to other universities whose scholars are generally in their 50s.

Acting HOD Angela Buys said the conferences and the journal gave the department’s research image a major boost.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.