It is a pleasure for me to introduce this first edition of the Journal of Business and Management Dynamics (JBMD) of the Faculty of Business of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. As an academic research journal, its presence will fill a void in the faculty and it will serve as a vehicle to promote academic discourse, higher education enthusiasm as well as valuable research outputs. It should be borne in mind that due to the nature of our work, all of us are most of the time to a greater or lesser extent involved in some form of research. This could be when we are updating our lecture notes and presentations in class, when we research to present papers at conferences or when research has to be undertaken for personal studies, writing of journal articles or joint or individual ad hoc and/or contracted research.