Aiming to be the de facto business and management open access journal!

Authors are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers in all categories of business such as e-business, general management, international business, strategy, marketing, supply chain management, organization studies, entrepreneurship, enterprise, innovation and human resource management. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather an indication of the areas of concern of the journal.

We welcome paper submissions on the basis that the material has not been published elsewhere. We also aim to develop a journal that will appeal to both business and management practitioners. On that basis, papers that include practical applications to any business and management field are welcomed.

We endeavour to provide rapid and informative feedback to authors. Our objective is to obtain reviews from referees within 10 weeks of the initial paper submission. For the author guidelines and for submitting an article please click here. We are looking forward to receiving quality submissions for our forthcoming volumes. In 2018 we expect to receive more than 600 papers. We typically accept around 4-5%, after a rigorous double blind review process. All papers are available for free as we are an open access journal.

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Examining User Acceptance and Adoption of the Internet of Things

Lu, Y.

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a new technological paradigm that can offer a number of innovative applications and services targeting different scopes of adoption. The full potential impact of the IoT is enormous due to its pervasive nature and the rapid improvement of enabling technologies. Taking lessons from information ...

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Job satisfaction and transformational leadership as the antecedents of OCB role definitions: The moderating role of justice perceptions

Kayaalp, A., Page, K., & Gumus, O.

Despite the growing acceptance of Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCBs), or the "good soldier syndrome", as discretionary and therefore not enforceable individual behaviors, it is becoming increasingly clear that OCB role definitions must be taken into account. The current study examined the antecedents of OCB role definitions in a military work ...

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Developmental proactivity and professional ability as older workers' employability resources. A longitudinal study explaining career events

Roobol, C., Pruijt, H., Koster, F., & Leijten, F.R.M.

This four-year longitudinal study examines how two facets of employability-professional ability and developmental proactivity-are linked to career events among workers ages 45 years and older. We construe employability as a personal resource that predicts a higher likelihood of experiencing positive career events and a lower likelihood of experiencing negative ones. Results ...

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The role of knowledge-sharing behaviour in the relationship between the knowledge creation process and employee goal orientation

Prompreing, K., & Hu, C.

This study examines the structural relationship among four distinctive forms of the knowledge creation process, namely socialization, externalization, combination, and internalization; two distinctive types of knowledge-sharing behaviours, namely collecting and donating; and employee goal orientation. Data were collected through a survey from 390 employees in the hospitality business, and the Structural ...

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Component suppliers in the commodity battle: Can digital technology in multi-tier supply chains help to transform liabilities into opportunities?

Herbst, T.D.

This conceptual study analyzes how digital technologies can create opportunities for component suppliers in multi-tier supply chains facing the issue of commoditization and it develops a strategic framework based on prior studies. This study finds that modularity facilitates the understanding of the dynamics of commoditization and knowledge sharing. Furthermore, modularization ...

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Antecedents and Internal Audit Quality Implications of Internal Audit Effectiveness

Singh, K.S.D., Ravindran, S., Ganesan, Y., Abbasi, G.A., & Haron, H.

Cognizant of the growing importance of internal control as a corporate governance mechanism in organizations, this paper investigates factors that are associated with internal audit effectiveness. Additionally, this paper also investigates the relationship between internal audit effectiveness and internal audit quality. A total of 102 questionnaires were collected from internal auditors ...

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