South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences

The South African Journal of Economic and Managment Sciences/Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Ekonomiese en Bestuurswetenskappe was founded in 1988 as a faculty journal at the University of Pretoria, but has now expanded to be globally representative.

SAJEMS' focus and scope


The South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences (SAJEMS) is a leading South African-based publication for interdisciplinary research in the economic and management sciences. SAJEMS publishes and disseminates high-quality academic articles that contribute to the better understanding of the interaction between economic, environmental and social perspectives as applicable to the broader management sciences in an African environment.

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Vol 19, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


Price discrimination in two-sided markets PDF
Kai Zhang, Weiqi Liu 1-17
Earnings management through loss avoidance: Does South Africa have a good story to tell? PDF
Mangakane Lehlogonolo Pududu, Charl De Villiers 18-34
Contract farming risks: A quantitative assessment PDF
Arkins M Kabungo, Glenn P Jenkins 35-52
Market concentration trends in South Africa’s private healthcare sector PDF
Marine Erasmus, Nicola Theron 53-63
Cost efficiency of African insurance companies using a finite mixture model PDF
Carlos Barros, Peter Wanke 64-81
Bringing Pankaj Ghemawat to Africa: Measuring African economic integration PDF
Adrian David Saville, Lyall White 82-102
Comparing the power and influence of functional managers with that of project managers in matrix organisations: The challenge in duality of command PDF
Dylon Moodley, Margie Sutherland, Pieter Pretorius 103-117
Trading book risk metrics: A South African perspective PDF
Gary Wayne van Vuuren, Dirk Visser 118-138
Challenges with the financial reporting of biological assets by public entities in South Africa PDF
Deon Scott, Christa Wingard, Marilene van Biljon 139-149
Private shareholding: An analysis of an eclectic group of central banks PDF
Jannie Rossouw 150-159

SAJEMS Abstracting / Indexing

SAJEMS is a refereed scientific journal and is accredited by the South
African Department of Education. SAJEMS is also abstracted / indexed
in the following databases:
  • Thomson Reuters in their Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Sabinet
  • EconLit, the electronic database of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)
  • The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) list
  • ProQuest LLC
  • SciELO SA
  • Ebsco Publishing Inc
  • DOAJ Netherlands (Directory of Open Access Journals)

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