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Mazanai Musara

Lecturer: Management


Tel: +27 11 950 4245

  • Bcom (Cum Laude) Business Economics and Industrial Psychology (UFH)
  • Bcom (Honours) Business Management
  • Mcom Business Management
Teaching Commitments
  • Entrepreneurship (MGX3651)
  • Organisational Change and Development (MGW3130)
  • Directed Studies 1 (BEW4020)
  • Directed Studies 2 (BEW4030)
  • Honours Supervision.
Research Interests

Mr Mazanai Musara holds an Mcom in Business Management, a Bcom (honours) in Business Management and Bcom in Business Economics and Industrial Psychology. Mr Mazanai Musara is also registered with the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) as a Human Resources Practitioner (HRP-Learning and Development). He is also an accredited Level 1 Research Supervisor with Monash University Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR). His areas of research interests are Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Management, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship education, Organisational psychology and organisational change and development.

Peer-reviewed Publications
  • Gwaindepi, C. and Musara, M. 2014. Achieving the 21st Century Educational Outcomes through Group Work: A Case of Business Plan Preparation, Presentation and Assessment. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 4(3):353-362.
  • Musara, M. and Gwaindepi, C. 2014. Factors within the Business Regulatory Environment Affecting Entrepreneurial Activity in South Africa. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(6): 109-116.
  • Ngirande H. and Musara M. 2014. Career Management Practices: Impact of Work Design on Employee Retention. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(4}: 21-31.
  • Musara, M. and Gwaindepi, C. 2012. Social Capital, democracy and Economic Development. Journal of Development and Leadership, 1(2):9-14.
  • Musara, M. and Fatoki, 0.0. 2012. Access to Finance in the SME sector: A South African Perspective.Asian Journal of Business Management, 4(1):58-67.
  • Musara, M. 2012. The impact of JlT inventory system on efficiency, quality and flexibility among manufacturing sector SMEs in South Africa. African Journal of Business Management,  6(17):5786-5791.
  • Musara, M. and Fatoki, 0. 2011. The effectiveness of Business Development Services provfders in improving access to debt finance by start-up SMEs, International Journal of Economics and Finance, 3(4):208-216.
  • Musara, M. and Fatoki, 0. 2011. Perceptions of Start-Up SMEs on the importance of Business Development Services Providers (BDS) on improving access to finance. Journal of Social Sciences, 30(1): 31-41.
  • Musara, M. and Fatoki, 0. 2010. Has Technological Innovations resulted in increased efficiency and Cost saving for Banks’ Customers? African Journal of Business Management, 4(9):1813-1821.
Books and Chapters in Books
  • Musara, M. 2012. Services Orientated Technologies: A focus on the financial services sector in HongYi Sun (Ed). 2012. Management of Technological Innovations in developing and Developed Countries, Gratia: lnTech 0.0.0. ISBN 979-953-307-559-3.
Full-length, peer reviewed conference proceedings
  • International Academic Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBSS). Durban-South Africa, 6-8 November 2014.
  • International Conference Proceedings of PSRC 15-16 Aprl12013.
  • Southern Africa Institute For Management Scientists 122nd International Conference A Discourse on the Influence of Management: Does it Matter? 12- 15 Sep 2010.
  • University of Limpopo, Spring Lectures 2012. Presented a paper entitled: Effectiveness of mentoring school principals through School Management and Leadership programme: Towards school functionality.
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