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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Demonstrating the Impact of Participative Decision Making, Distributive Justice Perception and Growth Opportunities on Favorable and Unfavorable Employee Outcomes: Mediating Effect of Workplace Inclusion in Indian HEIs

Panicker, A., & Sharma, A.

Changing trends in the global economy have reshaped industrial relations due to transformation in the workforce composition, resulting in compulsion on companies to audit their organizational climate, HR practices, process, system, and style of managing this diversified workforce. The rationale behind this study is to assess the effect of participative ...

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Examining the Moderating Role of Workload in the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Caring Behavior in Healthcare Organizations

Nwanzu, C.L., & Babalola, S.S.

Caring behavior is fundamental in the healthcare setting. This study examined the moderation role of workload in predicting the relationship between emotional intelligence and caring behavior in healthcare organizations. This study is a quantitative, cross-sectional survey, and data was collected through a self-administered questionnaire. The sample comprises 121 healthcare professionals, including ...

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The relationship between corporate social responsibility and employee engagement - A social exchange perspective

Memon, K.R., Ghani, B., & Khalid, S.

The purpose of this article is to investigate the impact of internal CSR on Employee Engagement through a mediation-moderation mechanism in a developing country, using social exchange theory. In this empirical study, 300 self-reported questionnaires were randomly distributed among the employees of 25 companies, from the FMCG and Telecom sectors of Pakistan. ...

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Value-based management in banking: The effects on shareholder returns

Schmaltz, C., Lueg, R., Agerholm, J. & Wittrup, K.

In this study, we explore the drivers of total shareholder returns (TSR) in commercial banks, and investigate whether banks subscribing to Value-based Management (VBM) outperform the non-adopters in terms of TSR. We estimate a TSR model using data from 132 listed commercial European and North American banks. First, we demonstrate that ...

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Social media in supply chains and logistics: Contemporary trends and themes

Papagiannidis, S., Bourlakis, M. & See-To, E.

Although social media have been employed in various business and management scientific domains, their use and role in relation to supply chains has been scant. This paper addresses the gap and adds to this body of knowledge by providing new data and original insights and by showcasing emerging, contemporary trends ...

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Functional meaning of rewards and interpersonal deviance in the workplace: The moderating role of basic psychological needs satisfaction

Papachristopoulos, K. & Xanthopoulou, D.

In this paper, we used self-determination theory to argue that the satisfaction of the basic psychological needs for autonomy, competence, and relatedness may act as a boundary condition that determines when and how functional meaning of rewards (i.e., when individuals perceive work-related rewards as informational or controlling) relates to ...

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