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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How to Transfer Operational Capabilities in Multinational Companies without Disclosure: Optimizing Decentralization and Information Richness in Times of Digitalization

Sommer, S.

Multinational companies simultaneously try to facilitate the internal transfers of operational capabilities without disclosing them to external stakeholders. To mitigate this tension, the decentralization of the decision-making and information richness of communication mechanisms are balancing parameters that can be regulated appropriately. Since digitalization has changed the coordination and interaction in ...

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Aspects of Human Capital Management and Employee Job Performance: The Mediation Role of Employee Engagement

Desta, A.G., Tadesse, W.M., & Mulusew, W.B.

This study examined the effect of selected aspects of human capital management on employee job performance and the mediating role of employee engagement in the Ethiopian banking sector. This study reports the responses of 426 respondents from twelve banking institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, drawing on the social exchange theory and ...

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Will shoppers adopt online group buying? Understanding Predictors of consumers' intention to adopt online group buying in a typical sub-Saharan African context

Ojiagu, N.C., Ojiaku, O.C., & Nkamnebe, A.D.

Globally, online group buying (OGB) enjoys wide acceptance within the ecosystem of electronic commerce. Despite its popularity, it is still nascent in Nigeria and most sub-Saharan African (SSA) economies. With increased internet and online shopping penetration in SSA, the low-price advantage of OGB, and price sensitivity exhibited by most SSA ...

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Mitigating The Harmful Effect of Slack: Does Locus of Commitment (Organizational Versus Colleague) Play a Role?

Fanani Rohma, F.F.

A high-level of budget proposal evaluation intensity effectively decreases slack but causes efficiency problems. A high-level budget proposal evaluation intensity may result in high monitoring costs. This research looks into the layers of the workplace to investigate the best level of budget proposal evaluation intensity to decrease slack, by paying ...

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Strategic Involvement without Strategic Input: An Empirical Analysis of the Practice of Public Relations in Greece

Triantafillidou, A., & Yannas, P.

The purpose of the study is to empirically examine the practice of public relations in Greece and assess the extent to which practitioners strategically manage and contribute to the strategic management of organizations. Moreover, the study aims to reveal differences in the public relations practices across various industry sectors. Towards ...

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The impact of nostalgic corporate storytelling on brand heritage: A multiple mediation model

Riskos, K., Dekoulou. P., Hatzithomas, L., & Kotzaivazoglou, I.

Given that previous studies have supported the idea that brand storytelling has a significant impact on consumer behaviour, brand stories are increasingly becoming a part of companiesí marketing communications tools. The present study investigates the effect of nostalgic corporate storytelling on consumer responses to the brand. Its originality lies in ...

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