Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management

(Publication of UUNZ Institute of Business)

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Editorial Board


Internal Editor

Dr Dave Hodges

PhD, MEdMgt, DipBus , FMAAT.

Education Consultant & Research Advisor

UUNZ Institute of Business,

Auckland, New Zealand



External Editor

Professor Pieter S. Nel

DCom, MCom, BCom Hons,


Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand

Editorial Board Members

Dr David Lawson

Consultant, DKL Education Consulting

Formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Victoria University,Melbourne, Australia

Professor Ronel Erwee

D Phil

HoD, School of Management & Marketing

USQ, Australia

Dr Andries J du Plessis

PhD, MA, BA Hons, BA, Cert in HED

Senior Lecturer, Industrial Sociologist

Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand



Mr Richard Storton

Snr Ed, ELT New Adult Courses, OUP, UK

Mr William Toh

MBA, GDip Marketing ,MAG Scholar, MCIM.

Head Under Grad,

UUNZ Institute of Business,

Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Jimmy Chen


CEO, UUNZ Institute of Business,

Auckland, New Zealand


Editorial Board Associate Members

Professor M Cant, Unisa, RSA

Dr M Bondisio, AUT University, NZ

Dr N Burchell, University of Western England, UK

Dr D Ruth, Massey University, NZ

Mr R Wordsworth, Canterbury University, NZ

Mrs M Kirsten, Unisa, RSA

Prof. F. Uys, University of Stellenbosch, RSA

Dr P Lee U, University of Asia and the Pacific, PH

Professor D Foley, University of Newcastle, AU

Dr. C.Slabbert,Auzing Inc,USA

Dr. Vitor Hugo Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Prof. R.Jallouli,University of  Manouba, Tunisia

Prof. S.C.S.F.Rodrigues,Polytechnic Institute of Leiria,Portugal

Dr. C.Subramaniam, University Utara,Malaysia

Miss N.Shah,University of Waikato, NZ


Mr J San Diego, Unitec, NZ

Professor Dr.Dr. Claude-Helene Mayer, University of Applied Studies, Germany

Professor Thomas S. Bateman, University of Virginia, USA

Dr N. Nyathi, University of Cape Town, RSA

Mr F. Claeye, Catholic University of Lille,France

Dr H. Bathula, University of Auckland , NZ

Professor Christoff Botha, NWU, RSA

Dr Henry WL Ho, Otago Polytechnic, NZ

Dr. Anmari Viljamaa, Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Prof. V.F.Maher, Lona College,USA

Associate Prof. H.Azari-Rad,State University of New York, USA

Prof. R.Perlow,University of Lethbridge,Canada

Dr. J.Clarke , ADA university, Azerbaijan




For the ‘Style Guide for Authors’, please visit the website of  APJBM at:


Submission Process


Authors intending to submit an article to this Journal may wish to submit an abstract first, although this is not a requirement. The main purpose of submitting an abstract first is to enable contributors to gain confirmation that their intended article is consistent with APJBM’s focus / field of interest of readers and authors (please visit the following website:


When submitting an article to the Journal contributors should make it clear whether they are submitting a research paper, a scholarly article, or a discussion paper.  The review and approval process is outlined in the diagram in the  'Manuscript review process’ (


Authors may retain copyright of their own materials. The Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management, however, requests authors to provide written clearance that the manuscript submitted:


ü  May be used for educational purposes and for publication in the Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management; and

ü  Has not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere* (e.g., in other journals, books).

ü  The Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management will be willing to publish such manuscripts only when written permission to do so is provided by the publisher(s) concerned


All manuscripts must meet the requirements of the Style Guide for Authors (see website above). Submissions should be sent by email and be in MS Word format to:


ü  Dave Hodges, Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management (APJBM)


Confirmation of receipt of submitted manuscripts will generally be given within 7 days.