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Social Science Research is an intellectual and systematic investigation of issue/problems/concerns to create new knowledge and perspectives about the phenomenon under investigation. In fact, universities are the centres for intellectual discourses and research excellence.

This Research Policy is serving as a guideline to stimulate a research culture at IUM and to help this university to be on par with other research universities in the world.

Substantial educational achievement at IUM should be supported and accommodated by scholarly research and their publication. During the first years of its establishment, research was not one of the priorities of IUM.

But as the university started to enrol graduate students, the need to strengthen the research awareness and capacity of IUM academic staff became imperative. The need for a Research Policy and Strategy was recognized as an essential element to guide research activities at IUM.

It was also felt that developing a strong research culture at IUM will further enhance the reputation and recognition of the university.

Overall Objective

The overall objective of the Research Policy is to provide a framework on how to initiate and complete systematic and sustained research with respect to:

  • Research planning
  • Programming and implementation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Publication
  • Building of a Research Culture at IUM
  • Resource planning and sourcing of funding for research

Specific Objectives

  • To enhance IUM’s commitment to research
  • To promote and sustain the corporate image of IUM as a place for scholarly research
  • To build and develop a research culture and to encourage undertaking research for professional and career development
  • To promote and support the knowledge driven economy by utilization of research input
  • To collaborate with national research institutions that promote research, science, technology and innovations
  • To promote research in Managerial Sciences which is at the core of the IUM academic programmes
  • To publish an internationally peer-reviewed journal, The Namibian Journal of Managerial Sciences as the flagship of the university’s research agenda

Review of the Maiden Copy of the Namibia Journal of Managerial Science (NJMS)
By: Dr. Tjingaete and published in New Era

This maiden copy covered a spectrum of topics that are enticing to a social scientist who wants to appreciate the progress that African scholars have made in critiquing their own society, from the African point of view. For a first journal of its kind in Namibia, the glossy cover is not only eye-friendly but the smell of its newness is enticing to open it. The cliché that you should not judge the book by its cover holds true for this journal.

Academic Staff Survey August 04 2016
Survey to determine opinions on how to strengthen research at IUM

This report is based on information obtained from IUM academics through a survey questionnaire administered through their e-mails.

IUM has developed a research policy that is already in place to guide research activities at IUM. Having this policy is an indication of the commitment to which the University is to research as a tool of academic and applied knowledge.

REVIEW OF THE NAMIBIA JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL SCIENCES VOLUME 1 NUMBER 2
By: Dr. Tjingaete and published in New Era

IUM is living up to its commitment of publishing its quarterly academic journal.

The second volume is fresh from the printer and it carries an avalanche of articles that thematically range between: political economy, micro-economic analysis involving corporate entities and critical/comparative analysis of management systems as they relate to a broad range of issues such as education, energy, health, poverty and employment in Africa.

NAMIBIA JOURNAL OF MANAGERIAL SCIENCES(NJMS) ISSN 2026-8009

Namibia Journal of Managerial Sciences (NJMS) is a biannual, refereed, and multidisciplinary journal published by the International University of Management (IUM). The journal publishes academic and professional articles from a range of disciplines in which management is arguably an important ingredient. Articles may also be submitted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Special issues of the journal, published from time to time, will focus on specific management issues or aspects. NJMS is published twice a year, normally in June and December.

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

  1. Each article must have an abstract of 300 words and a biography of 60 words.
  2. All articles must be in Microsoft Word.
  3. Each article should be between 6000 and 8000 words long. Longer or shorter articles may be considered subject to the quality of each article. The word count excludes references.
    Font : Times New Roman
    Spacing : 1.5
    Paragraphs : Indent the first line only of every paragraph 1 tab from the left-hand margin.
  4. Articles may be written from various scholarly approaches and perspectives.
  5. Articles must be original, not previously published, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  6. NJMS uses the APA referencing Style.
  7. Book Reviews must be between 750 and 1000 words long.
  8. Each contributor will receive a complimentary copy of the journal.
  9. NJMS also accepts articles on a rolling basis throughout the year.
  10. Submissions should be sent electronically to the Editor as follows : editor.njms@ium.edu.na

EDITORIAL BOARD

Editor

Professor Fred Opali (IUM)

Members of the Editorial Board

  • Dr.Hans Justus Amukugo (University of Namibia)
  • Dr.Demus Makuwa (IUM)
  • Professor T.Marimuthu (Asia e University, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Anna Naik ( University of London, Institute of Education)
  • Mr. Sebedeus !Naruseb (IUM)
  • Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Epaphras Denga Ndaitwah (IUM)
  • Dr. Julie Nyanjom (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia)
  • Dr. Rachel N. Shanyanana (University of Namibia)
  • Dr. Dunia P. Zongwe (University of Namibia)

Marketing

Mr. Gerry Munyama (IUM)

CONTACT DETAILS

Telephone: +264614336000
Fax: +264 61 433 6147
Journal’s E-Mail Address: editor.njms@ium.edu.na
Address: 21-31 Hercules Street, Dorado Park, Extension 1
Postal Address: Private Bag 14005, Bachbrecht, Windhoek, Namibia
Published by: The International University of Management (IUM)
The serial number: ISSN : 2026-8009