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The Top 50 Journals in Business & International Management

The Top 50 Journals in Business & International Management is a list comprised of the top journals from around the world, pertaining to international business and management. This provides the reader not only with a description of the journal, most of which detail the aim and scope of each particular journal; but is also provides a direct link to the site of the journal. Feel free to vote up and down, and let us know what you think.

#1 Journal of International Business Studies

The top-ranked journal in the field of international business, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) is multidisciplinary in scope and interdisciplinary in content and methodology, publishing content from across the the six sub-domains of international business studies:

(1) the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of multinational enterprises; (2) interactions between multinational enterprises and other actors, organizations, institutions, and markets; (3) the cross-border activities of firms (e.g., intrafirm trade, finance, investment, technology transfers, offshore services); (4) how the international environment (e.g., cultural, economic, legal, political) affects the activities, strategies, structures and decision-making processes of firms; (5) the international dimensions of organizational forms (e.g., strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions) and activities (e.g., entrepreneurship, knowledge-based competition, corporate governance); and (6) cross-country comparative studies of businesses, business processes and organizational behavior in different countries and environments.

#2 Journal of World Business

The Journal of World Business is a premier journal in the field of international business with a history dating to 1965 with the founding of the Columbia Journal of World Business. JWB publishes cutting-edge research that reflects important developments in the global business environment and advances new theoretical directions and ways of thinking about global phenomena. The journal especially encourages submissions that break new ground or demonstrate novel or counterintuitive findings in relation to established theories or assumptions and welcomes a variety of conceptual and theoretical traditions, including those drawn from allied social and behavioral sciences. Submissions should develop new and/or test existing theory, and empirical papers may employ a range of qualitative, quantitative and other methodologies so long as they are rigorous and appropriate. Although JWB's primary readers are scholars and researchers, the journal values contributions that explore and explicate implications for global enterprises and their managers, as well as consequences for public policy and the broader role of business in society.

JWB welcomes manuscripts in the following areas: Global Political and Economic Environment; Strategic Management; Organizational Behavior; Cross-Cultural Management; Leadership; Human Resources Management; Ethics, Social Responsibility and Sustainability; Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship. While manuscripts may focus on a single country or small group of countries, all submissions should reflect some cross-border or comparative dimensions, or explore and advance other issues affecting international business, consistent with the global scope of the journal.

#3 International Business Review

The journal provides a forum for academics and professionals to share the latest developments and advances in knowledge and practice of international business. It aims to foster the exchange of ideas on a range of important international subjects and to provide stimulus for research and the further development of international perspectives. The international perspective is further enhanced by the geographical spread of the contributors.

Articles, all of which are refereed, comprise: empirical studies with practical application; examinations of theoretical and methodological developments in the field of business studies; and reviews of the literature in international business.

IBR is the official journal of the European International Business Academy (EIBA).

#4 Journal of International Management

The Journal of International Management is devoted to advancing an understanding of issues in the management of global enterprises, global management theory, and practice; and providing theoretical and managerial implications useful for the further development of research.

It is designed to serve an audience of academic researchers and educators, as well as business professionals, by publishing both theoretical and empirical research relating to international management and strategy issues. JIM publishes theoretical and empirical research addressing international business strategy, comparative and cross-cultural management, risk management, organizational behavior, and human resource management, among others. JIM also solicits literature reviews and critiques that include a guide for improved theory and international management research as well as contributions that advances educational methodology in the range of international management fields.

#5 Management and Organization Review

Management and Organization Review (MOR) aims to be the leading edge journal for advancing management and organization research with a contextual focus on China and all other transforming economies. MOR is a far reaching multidisciplinary social science journal that seeks to publish papers that test theory, develop indigenous theories, explore interesting phenomena or research questions, replicates prior studies always in the context of transforming economies. MOR welcomes papers from diverse social science disciplines such as organization behavior, organization theory, strategic management, economics, economic geography, innovation theories, anthropology, political science, cross - cultural, and social psychology, international business, sociology, cognitive science, and institutional theory.

#6 Critical Perspectives on International Business

critical perspectives on international business (cpoib) publishes high quality research that critically engages with the broad field of international business including but not restricted to, issues of globalization, international business strategies, corporate social responsibility as well as power relations both within multinational firms and between multinational firms and civil society actors.

The journal promotes dialogue and new thinking and encourages authors to creatively and critically questioning the hegemony of transnational corporations, managerial orthodoxy and the dominant academic discourse.

With the aim of impacting on business education and management practice, cpoib welcomes empirical, theoretical and conceptual work that addresses the effects contemporary international business activity has on the individual, specific communities, the environment as well as on the economy and society as a whole.

cpoib is the only journal that exclusively supports critically reflexive discussion of the nature and impact of international business activity around the globe from a number of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. As such, the journal covers multiple areas (but is not limited to):

Business ethics and corporate social responsibility

Critical management and post-colonial studies

Emerging market and development studies

Entrepreneurship and innovation

Environmental studies

Gender, equality and diversity matters

Global value chain analysis

International economics, management, relations and business strategy

International and comparative political economy and sociology

International law

Organization studies

Public policy

Research methodologies and teaching of critical approaches

Technology, e-commerce and social media

#7 Journal of World Trade

Far and away the most thought-provoking and informative journal in its field, the Journal of World Trade sets the agenda for both scholarship and policy initiatives in this most critical area of international relations. It is the only journal which deals authoritatively with the most crucial issues affecting world trade today.

Leading authorities bring you the latest on:

Administration of Customs Laws

Anti-Dumping

Subsidies and Countervailing Duties

Safeguards

Technical and (phyto-) sanitary barriers to trade

Intellectual Property Protection

Regional Trade Agreements

Tariffs and Quotas

WTO Dispute Settlement Developments

and many more topics

With penetrating, in-depth analysis, the Journal examines the relationship between the separate and interconnected regional and global integration processes stemming from today's challenging multilateral trading structure.

The ongoing development of the World Trade Organization

The expansion of the European integration process

The operation of the North American Free Trade Agreement

Each of these crucial circumstances has raised complex questions, questions the Journal sets out to answer in every issue, that cut across many disciplines:

Economic

Political

Social

Legal

The constant evolution of the international trading system, the changes in production and distribution technologies, and the demands by individuals for progress in the sphere of social welfare, all heighten the need for a platform to thoroughly consider the various trends in world trade.

It focuses on multilateral, regional, and bilateral trade negotiations, on various fair and unfair trade practices issues, on the endless succession of vital new issues that arise constantly in this turbulent field of activity, and on anything and everything in between. Its approach is consistently multidisciplinary.

#8 The Multinational Business Review

Multinational Business Review publishes high quality and innovative peer-review research on the strategy, organization and performance of multinational enterprise (MNE), international business history, geography of international business, and the impact of international business on economic growth and development.

The journal encourages papers that are cross-disciplinary in nature, and that address new and important issues in international business.  Multinational Business Review also promotes research on under-represented regions such as Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia and their MNEs, as well as under-studied topics such as the role of trade, investment and other public policies. Specific topics of interest include innovation and entrepreneurship in an international context; corporate governance and ownership; social, environmental and political risk; the role of multilateral institutions; and the nature of emerging market multinationals.

The title seeks strong conceptual studies, contributing to the advancement of theories and frameworks, and sound empirical work, whether qualitative or quantitative, suggesting managerial, economic or government policy recommendations. The journal encourages replication studies that contribute to our understanding of the reliability and validity of current knowledge. Finally, Multinational Business Review welcomes proposals for perspectives pieces that offer critical and challenging viewpoints; surveys of the literature particularly those that use new and innovative bibliometric methods; and special issues on topics of relevance to Multinational Business Review.

#9 Journal of Transnational Management

As the economic marketplace expands across continents and cultures, it is essential to establish a world-wide network of ideas and information that serves your transnational business interests. The Journal of Transnational Management (retitled from the Journal of Transnational Management Development to better reflect its focus) is an international forum that examines management research, teaching and training techniques, consulting, and development issues from a multicultural perspective, presenting practical business strategies that produce results on a global scale.

The Journal of Transnational Management is a comprehensive resource for management in foreign environments, presenting an exchange of conceptual and empirical research on an international level. Articles written by business practitioners, management development experts, and academicians address issues related to firms, public enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.

The Journal of Transnational Management creates a network of international knowledge that business professionals and public policymakers can use to establish successful programs for a global market, including not-for-profit development agencies. The journal's effective mix of professional insights, proven strategies, and practical analysis benefits anyone with ties to the international business community, including developmental economists, social scientists, researchers, and consultants. And the journal's "inside" look from both macro- and micro-economics perspectives provides a unique reference source for teachers and students of management, marketing, finance, information systems, and international business.The Journal of Transnational Management presents up-to-date analysis on the most pressing international and multicultural issues facing the global marketplace. Topics covered in the journal have included:  the trade-foreign investment dichotomycase studies of international top management teamstechnology strategies for companies operating in global marketsvalue-based marketing for transitional economicsa study of Asian, Arab, and African MBA graduateshuman resources management practices in China and thematic issues on international business education development and strategies, policies, and their economic environment for globalization and regionalization. To compete in a marketplace defined by language, custom, and cultural differences, transnational business professionals need to level the playing field with insightful analysis of key management issues. The Journal of Transnational Management provides the practical strategies and multi-cultural perspectives you need to succeed at the international level.

#10 International Journal of Emerging Markets

The International Journal of Emerging Markets publishes high quality research focusing on issues related to business in emerging markets from multidisciplinary (economics, finance, marketing, and management) and multinational geographic perspectives.

The journal considers rigorous theoretical and empirical research, qualitative and quantitative, and review articles, such as meta-analysis.  The International Journal of Emerging Markets especially encourages comparative studies of emerging markets or studies comparing the emerging markets with the developed markets, and seeks theories explaining the contextual differences.

The journal welcomes papers on:

International business and strategy

Emerging markets multinationals

Consumer behaviour

Organizational behaviour

Marketing and entrepreneurship

International trade, finance and investment

Area studies and theories of emerging markets

Ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability

Policy and comparative and international political economy

#11 The International Trade Journal

The International Trade Journal is an interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal intended for empirical and theoretical research on international trade. Its objective is to provide a forum for the scholarly exchange of research findings in, and significant empirical, conceptual, or theoretical contributions to the field.

The primary audience of The International Trade Journal comprises academics, practitioners and all others interested in international trade research. The Journal welcomes contributions from researchers in academia as well as practitioners of international trade.

The Journal’s scope includes, but is not limited to, the following:

International Trade PolicyInternational Trade TheoryMultilateral Trade RegimesGlobalizationExchange Rates and Currency MarketsOpen economy macroeconomicsDevelopment and TradeForeign Direct Investment and TradeTransnational Corporations and TradeEmerging MarketsNational and Regional StudiesCommercial PolicyInternational InstitutionsInternational Financial Markets and Institutions

#12 International Series in Operations Research and Management Science

The book series International Series in Operations Research and Management Science encompasses the various areas of operations research and management science. Both theoretical and applied books are included. It describes current advances anywhere in the world that are at the cutting edge of the field. The series is aimed especially at researchers, doctoral students, and sophisticated practitioners. The series features three types of books: Advanced expository books that extend and unify our understanding of particular areas. Research monographs that make substantial contributions to knowledge. Handbooks that define the new state of the art in particular areas. They will be entitled Recent Advances in (name of the area). Each handbook will be edited by a leading authority in the area who will organize a team of experts on various aspects of the topic to write individual chapters. A handbook may emphasize expository surveys or completely new advances (either research or applications) or a combination of both. The series emphasizes the following four areas: Mathematical Programming: Including linear programming, integer programming, nonlinear programming, interior point methods, game theory, network optimization models, combinatorics, equilibrium programming, complementarity theory, multiobjective optimization, dynamic programming, stochastic programming, complexity theory, etc. Applied Probability: Including queuing theory, simulation, renewal theory, Brownian motion and diffusion processes, decision analysis, Markov decision processes, reliability theory, forecasting, other stochastic processes motivated by applications, etc. Production and Operations Management: Including inventory theory, production scheduling, capacity planning, facility location, supply chain management, distribution systems, materials requirements planning, just-in-time systems, flexible manufacturing systems, design of production lines, logistical planning, strategic issues, etc. Applications of Operations Research and Management Science: Including telecommunications, health care, capital budgeting and finance, marketing, public policy, military operations research, service operations, transportation systems, etc.

#13 International Small Business Journal

The International Small Business Journal (ISBJ) is a leading peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research papers on small business and entrepreneurship.

The ISBJ attracts submissions from international academics focusing upon theoretical, empirical, policy and practitioner issues within the fields of small business and entrepreneurship. Articles published in the ISBJ are of importance to academics, policy makers, practitioners and analysts in government and organizations, seeking to understand small businesses, entrepreneurial processes and outcomes.

The geographical scope of the Journal is worldwide. This is reflected in the membership of the Editorial Board, its readership, contributors, and subscribers. Given the dynamic and broad nature of the field of small business and entrepreneurship, the Journal is multi-disciplinary and multi-paradigmatic. Hence, papers draw upon a wide range of academic disciplines and contribute to a myriad of contemporary disciplinary debates whilst supporting theory development within the domains of small firm and entrepreneurship.

The ISBJ publishes high quality articles that employ qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method studies that provide fresh insights into new and established research questions. These may be positivist, qualitative studies or interpretivist approaches. Studies need to clearly illustrate that appropriate methods have been used to explore research question(s).

Given the broad scope of the small business and entrepreneurship fields, topics for submission are not prescribed. It is the Editorial policy to publish papers that cover both innovative and established fields of intellectual endeavour. Examples of areas of interest to ISBJ readers include: owner-managers and entrepreneurs; different 'types' of entrepreneurs and the mileux in which they operate (eg. self-employed; family firms; home-based firms; regional studies; SMEs); the entrepreneurial process, including new venture creation through to business exit; and the contributions to economy and society. Authors are encouraged to engage with the relevant contemporary literature in the field, such as psychological, sociological and economic approaches, both within and outside the entrepreneurship and small business literatures.

#14 Research in International Business and Finance

Research in International Business and Finance (RIBAF) seeks to consolidate its position as a premier scholarly vehicle of academic finance. The Journal publishes high quality, insightful, well-written papers that explore current and new issues in international finance. Papers that foster dialogue, innovation, and intellectual risk-taking in financial studies; as well as shed light on the interaction between finance and broader societal concerns are particularly appreciated. The Journal welcomes submissions that seek to expand the boundaries of academic finance and otherwise challenge the discipline. Papers studying finance using a variety of methodologies; as well as interdisciplinary studies will be considered for publication.

Papers that examine topical issues using extensive international data sets are welcome. Single-country studies can also be considered for publication provided that they develop novel methodological and theoretical approaches or fall within the Journal's priority themes. It is especially important that single-country studies communicate to the reader why the particular chosen country is especially relevant to the issue being investigated.

It is especially important to the Journal that authors, even of papers of an applied nature, describe and support empirical investigations within a context of a well-considered theoretical framework. Papers motived by advocacy for a new paradigmatic perspective are ideally constructed as thorough reviews that present new perspectives formed by discovering new linkages and organization of the particular topic.

For all submissions, high quality, well-written papers are essential. In order to respect the time constraints of RIBAF's committed reviewers, submissions that do not meet these high standards will be returned to the authors without seeking peer review.The scope of topics that are most interesting to RIBAF readers include the following:Financial markets and institutionsFinancial practices and sustainabilityThe impact of national culture on financeThe impact of formal and informal institutions on financePrivatizations, public financing, and nonprofit issues in financeInterdisciplinary financial studiesFinance and international developmentInternational financial crises and regulationFinancialization studiesInternational financial integration and architectureBehavioral aspects in financeConsumer financeMethodologies and conceptualization issues related to finance

#15 Management International Review

MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL REVIEW is a double-blind refereed journal that aims at the advancement and dissemination of research in the fields of International Management. The scope of the journal comprises International Business, Cross-Cultural Management, and Comparative Management. The journal publishes research that builds or extends International Management theory so that it can contribute to International Management practice.

#16 Thunderbird International Business Review

Thunderbird International Business Review is a peer-reviewed journal that is published six times a year in cooperation with the Thunderbird School of Global Business Management, the world's leading institution in the education of global managers. The journal's aim is to advance and disseminate research in the field of international business. Its main target audience includes academicians and executives in business and government who have an interest in international business.

The globalization of markets and businesses brings the need for more active communication and a greater exchange of ideas and research among scholars and practitioners throughout the world. Thunderbird International Business Review features innovative ideas and new research methods for understanding the challenges confronting global business. Emphasizing applied research, the articles—whether empirical, field study, or conceptual—help to bridge the gap between academics and the business community.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the journal covers various aspects of international business, including the unique challenges of global human management, marketing, finance, and accounting. This journal also features economic, political, legal, socio-cultural, or technological issues related to international business.

#17 International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Small Business

IJESB publishes and fosters discussion on international, cross-cultural and comparative academic research about entrepreneurs and SMEs. The journal focuses on emerging research topics such as entrepreneurship in developing and transitional countries, gender, family and self-employment, and social enterprise. In addition, it highlights other developing areas such as home-based and part-time activity, informal and illegal activity, sustainability, e-entrepreneurship, indigenous and minority business, and educational and training.

#18 Review of International Business and Strategy

Review of International Business and Strategy (formerly known as International Journal of Commerce and Management) publishes high quality peer-reviewed research articles related to international business and global strategy.

The journal welcomes empirical studies that employ quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods; and that investigate issues at the macro and/or micro levels. In addition, the title considers theoretical/conceptual studies that are firmly grounded in the IB/global strategy literature.

Review of International Business and Strategy is keen to present contemporary and innovative research that proposes new perspectives or challenges existing theories, and that advances the understanding of issues related to international business and global strategy.

Themes covered by the journal include (but are not limited to):

Internationalization of firms and international entrepreneurship

Effects of international environment (political, social, economic and institutional) on international business activities and firm strategies

Knowledge transfer strategies and innovation in MNEs

Location strategies in international business activities

#19 International Journal of the Economics of Business

International Journal of the Economics of Business (IJEB) presents original, peer reviewed research in microeconomics that is clearly applicable to business or related public policy issues. The term ‘business’ is used in its widest sense to encompass profit-seeking, non-profit, cooperative and public enterprises and their market interactions. Public policy issues include, for example, intellectual property law, industrial policy and oversight by regulatory and competition authorities.

The IJEB’s community is largely made up of economists specialising in business economics and related areas of applied microeconomics, such as industrial organisation and managerial economics, including both public policy and managerial perspectives. Contributions are also drawn from those in allied areas such as finance, strategy, international business, law and economics and economic history.

The IJEB welcomes empirical work from a range of research styles and sources of information including, for example, the quantitative analysis of published or proprietary data or data obtained from surveys and individual case studies, the results of natural or planned market experiments and the analysis of legal records and other material. Empirical work should be motivated by, and interpreted in light of, economic reasoning. The Journal is open to a variety of theoretical perspectives as the basis for empirical work, including agency theory, behavioural theory, evolutionary theory, resource based theory, transactions cost analysis as well as neoclassical and game theory. The IJEB also carries theoretical pieces which are clearly related to business or public policy applications.

As well as publishing research articles (including industry studies), IJEB publishes guest-edited special issues and extended review articles.

#20 International Journal of Business Performance Management

The most distinctive characteristic of a high performance organisation is a strong commitment to explore innovative thinking as a means of delivering a breakthrough in performance. IJBPM aims to examine both hard and soft perspectives in managing business performance, in both public and corporate organisations.

#21 International Journal of Business Excellence

Business excellence relies heavily on the type of strategies, techniques and tools for measuring and benchmarking the business performance. Subsequently, identifying best practices and their implementation eventually decides excellence in business. Given the importance of business excellence, a journal devoted to performance evaluation and best practices, especially in order to be competitive in the global market, is essential. IJBEX addresses new developments in business excellence and best practices, and methodologies to determine these in both manufacturing and service organisations.

#22 International Business Management

International Business Management Journal is an open-access; peer reviewed research journal, which gives readers an understanding of the various international business management practices in the world. Established in 2007, IBM contains articles that have been reviewed by the Editorial Board, to ensure that information and content meet the journal's standard of quality and scientific validity. Ethical guidelines are strictly followed by the Editorial board. The journal is published once in two months.

#23 International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business

IJGSB explores opportunities and threats of globalisation for small businesses as well as small businesses'strategic options in an increasingly global world. Dramatic changes in contemporary society and the economy have impacts on small businesses. The changing environment negatively influences the development and survival of smaller organisations in some areas and creates new opportunities in others. Small firms'managers increasingly have to cope with global as well as local competitive dimensions. Research in this broad field thus is highly relevant.

#24 International Journal of Business and Systems Research

With the business environment becoming global, complex and rapidly changing, organisations and companies will need new business models, strategies, and systems to compete effectively and efficiently in their respective field. IJBSR is a refereed, multidisciplinary journal for bridging the latest advances in business and systems research. It provides an international forum for presenting authoritative references, academically rigorous research, and case studies. It publishes well-written and academically validated manuscripts in both theoretical development and application research.

#25 International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management

The mission of the International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management is to enhance the dissemination of knowledge across the business and management community. The key disciplines are e-business, general management, international business, strategy, marketing, supply chain management, organization studies, entrepreneurship, enterprise, innovation, and human resource management. The above list is not exhaustive and papers representing any other business and management field will be considered.

Aims

To publish original and thought provoking papers that will contribute to the business and management scientific fields.

To establish a forum for dialogue and debate between business and management researchers and practitioners and any other interested parties.

To provide a new publishing outlet to researchers and practitioners that will operate efficiently and effectively.

#26 Academy of Management Journal

The mission of AMJ is to publish empirical research that tests, extends, or builds management theory and contributes to management practice. All empirical methods including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic, and mixed methods are welcome. To be published in AMJ, the research must make strong empirical and theoretical contributions and the manuscript should highlight the relevance of those contributions to management practice. Authors should strive to produce original, insightful, interesting, important, and theoretically bold research that demonstrates a significant "value-added" contribution to the field's understanding of an issue or topic.

AMJ is published six times a year in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

#27 Journal of Management

Journal of Management (JOM) peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles that have a high impact on the management field as a whole. JOM covers domains such as business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

#28 Strategic Management Journal

The Strategic Management Journal seeks to publish the highest quality research with questions, evidence and conclusions that are relevant to strategic management and engaging to strategic management scholars. We receive manuscripts with a diverse mix of topics, framings, and methods, and our acceptances reflect this diversity.

More specifically, the Strategic Management Journal seeks to publish papers that ask and help to answer important and interesting questions in strategic management, develop and/or test theory, replicate prior studies, explore interesting phenomena, review and synthesize existing research, and evaluate the many methodologies used in our field. SMJ also publishes studies that demonstrate a lack of statistical support in a particular sample for specific hypotheses or research propositions. We welcome a diverse range of researcher methods and are open to papers that rely on statistical inference, qualitative data, verbal theory, computational models and mathematical models.

#29 Academy of Management Review

The mission of AMR is to publish theoretical insights that advance our understanding of management and organizations. Submissions to AMR must extend theory in ways that develop testable knowledge-based claims. To do this, researchers can develop new management and organization theory, significantly challenge or clarify existing theory, synthesize recent advances and ideas into fresh, if not entirely new theory, or initiate a search for new theory by identifying and delineating a novel theoretical problem. The contributions of AMR articles often are grounded in "normal science disciplines" of economics, psychology, sociology, or social psychology as well as nontraditional perspectives, such as the humanities.

#30 Journal of Management Studies

Consistently highly ranked in the Management category of the ISI Journal Citation Reports, the Journal of Management Studies (JMS) is a globally respected, multidisciplinary journal with a long established history of excellence in management research. JMS publishes innovative empirical and conceptual articles which advance knowledge of management and organisation broadly defined, in such fields as organization theory, organizational behaviour, human resource management, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, innovation and critical management studies. JMS has an inclusive ethos and is open to a wide range of methodological approaches and philosophical underpinnings.

#31 Journal of Business Research

The Journal of Business Research applies theory developed from business research to actual business situations. Recognizing the intricate relationships between the many areas of business activity, JBR examines a wide variety of business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting. Theoretical and empirical advances in buyer behavior, finance, organizational theory and behavior, marketing, risk and insurance and international business are evaluated on a regular basis. Published for executives, researchers and scholars alike, the Journal aids the application of empirical research to practical situations and theoretical findings to the reality of the business world.

#32 Small Business Economics

Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal publishes rigorous research on entrepreneurship, self-employment, family firms, small and medium-sized firms, and new venture creation. The journal has a broad scope, including entrepreneurs' characteristics, occupational choice, new ventures and innovation, firms life courses and performance; as well as the role played by institutions and public policies within local, regional, national and international contexts. Articles published in Small Business Economics typically emphasize the economic and societal relevance of research findings. As a leading entrepreneurship journal, Small Business Economics publishes both theoretical and empirical papers, while encouraging interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research from a broad spectrum of disciplines and related fields.

#33 British Journal of Management

The British Journal of Management provides an excellent outlet for research and scholarship on management-related themes and topics. It publishes articles which are of a multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and internationally significant nature, and which are committed to making a positive social impact through thoughtful scholarship. With contributions from around the globe, the journal includes empirical and methodological articles across the full range of business and management disciplines, including:

• General Management

• Human Resource Management

• Organizational Behaviour

• Management Development

• Accounting and Finance

• Business Ethics

• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

• Strategic Management

• Marketing

• Operations Management

• R&D Management

• Business Economics

• Public Sector Management

• Research Methods

#34 International Journal of Management Reviews

The International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR) is the leading global review journal in Organisation and Management Studies (OMS). Papers published in IJMR seek to make significant conceptual contributions, offering a strategic platform for new directions in research and making a difference to how OMS scholars might conceptualise research in their respective fields. In reviews published in IJMR, the state of knowledge in a given field is critically evaluated, and conceptual underpinnings of competing paradigms critically appraised, with a view towards advancing current and future research in the area.

IJMR complements the other publications produced by the British Academy of Management and is deliberately targeted at a wide OMS readership. IJMR is thus distinctive in its generalist appeal, with a focus on theoretical underpinnings and accessible to a broad range of research traditions. The journal covers all the main OMS sub-disciplines including, for example, Human Resource Management, Organisational Behaviour, International and Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, Management Sciences, Information Systems and Technology Management, Accounting and Finance, and Marketing.

IJMR is distinctive in its multi- and cross-disciplinary reach, sowing the seeds for new approaches through a cross-fertilisation of ideas and concepts. As a result, IJMR speaks to several key audiences or readerships: Members of the academic community who will expect to be kept abreast of disciplinary areas outside of their own specific domains of expertise.

The journal will enable senior faculty to undertake more interdisciplinary research by providing a wider understanding or emerging thought and methodological developments in other fields, and by so doing, facilitating the development of transdisciplinarity.

More established researchers who are looking to update their knowledge in their own particular field, or who are shifting their area of focus or developing collaborative or inter-disciplinary work extending beyond their established specialisation.

Supporting doctoral candidates in the production of their theses by producing comprehensive reviews/debates and to locate their research within past, present and future debates.

#35 Academy of Management Perspectives

AMP's mission is to publish papers with policy implications based on management research. AMP articles leverage management theory to understand contemporary behavioral, socioeconomic, and technological trends, highlighting their implications for the public interest or relying on a strong evidence base of empirical findings to inform public policy. Authors develop connections between management evidence and public policy concerns by (i) critically assessing the impact of management theory and research on public policy; (ii) summarizing empirical evidence to emphasize their policy implications; (iii) identifying policy concerns that should motivate the development of new management theory and research; and/or (iv) establishing a research agenda that informs public policy.

#36 Management Decision

Founded in 1967, Management Decision is the oldest and longest-running scholarly journals focused explicitly on the area of management. Throughout its history, the journal has made outstanding international impact. Research in Management Decision features interesting and novel questions, robust conceptual and theoretic foundations, rigorous methodologies, provocative findings, and bold implications. The journal advances the field of management with novel informative content and powerful implications for business scholars, leaders, and professional managers around the world.

#37 Business Horizons

Business Horizons is the bimonthly journal of the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. The editorial aim is to publish original articles of interest to business academicians and practitioners. Articles cover a wide range of topical areas within the general field of business, with emphasis on identifying important business issues or problems and recommending solutions that address these. Ideally, articles will prompt readers to think about business practice in new and innovative ways. Business Horizons fills a unique niche among business publications of its type by publishing articles that strike a balance between the practical and the academic. To this end, articles published in Business Horizons are grounded in scholarship, yet are presented in a readable, non-technical format such that the content is accessible to a wide business audience.

Manuscripts should be prepared in conformance with the Style Guide for Authors. All submissions should be sent electronically to the editor at bushor@indiana.edu. Submission of a manuscript to Business Horizons implies a commitment by the author(s) to engage in the review process and to have the article published should it be accepted. Articles previously published, those under consideration by another journal, and those with a pre-existing copyright may not be submitted. Upon submission, authors also agree not to submit the manuscript for consideration elsewhere during the review period. Editorial decisions on all submissions are final.

#38 European Management Journal

The European Management Journal (EMJ) is a flagship scholarly journal, publishing internationally leading research across all areas of management. EMJ articles challenge the status quo through critically informed empirical and theoretical investigations, and present the latest thinking and innovative research on major management topics, while still being accessible and interesting to non-specialists.

EMJ articles are characterized by their intellectual curiosity and diverse methodological approaches, which lead to contributions that impact profoundly on management theory and practice. We welcome interdisciplinary research that synthesizes distinct research traditions to shed new light on contemporary challenges in the broad domain of European business and management. Cross-cultural investigations addressing the challenges for European management scholarship and practice in dealing with global issues and contexts are strongly encouraged.

EMJ publishes 6 issues per year and is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal, involving at least two reviewers.

Special issues, or groups of 3 to 4 papers (under the heading of 'Management Focus'), are published by Guest Editors.

#39 Business Strategy and the Environment

Business Strategy and the Environment (BSE) is the leading academic journal in its field with peer-reviewed contributions of a high quality. It seeks to provide original contributions that add to the understanding of business responses to improving environmental performance. It seeks to examine links between competitive strategy and environmental management as well as providing results of research into systems and standards, corporate environmental management tools, organisations and management, particular industry sectors and responses of business to contemporary environmental issues. It examines the role of regulation and policy in the business sector and encourages cross-country analysis. Contributions are encouraged which extend the scope of activity from environmental management to sustainable development in business. The journal should be of interest to a broad interdisciplinary audience including academics, practitioners, business managers and consultants.

#40 Family Business Review

Published as a refereed journal since 1988, Family Business Review (FBR) is the leading scholarly publication devoted exclusively to exploration of the dynamics of family-controlled enterprise, including firms ranging in size from the very large to the relatively small. FBR is focused not only the entrepreneurial founding generation, but also on family enterprises in the 2nd and 3rd generation and beyond, including some of the oldest companies in the world. In addition, the journal publishes interdisciplinary research on families of wealth, family foundations and offices. The journal covers areas such as but not limited to the following:

Succession planning

Impact of family dynamics on managerial behaviors

Estate and tax planning

Liquidity issues

Financial management

Generation and gender issues

Internationalization and Globalization of family enterprises

Organizational structures

Strategic planning and organizational changes in family firms

In order to continually expand the topical reach of the field and FBR, the editorial team is particularly interested in and encourages submissions using different theoretical and empirical lenses to examine the following topics that deeply impact family enterprises around the world:

Advising and advocacy of family firms

Heterogeneity and differences between family enterprises – public vs. private firms, large vs. small etc.

Behavioral issues related to family enterprises such as trust, loyalty, conflict, identity, goals, values, motivation, commitment, leadership, emotions

Addiction in family firms

Family dynamics influencing family enterprises

Family roles and relationships

Law & family business

Non-economic and economic outcomes

Philanthropy and the family enterprise

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

#41 Business & Society

Business & Society aims to be the leading, peer-reviewed outlet for scholarly work dealing specifically with the intersection of business and society. We publish research that develops, tests and refines theory, and which enhances our understanding of important societal issues and their relation to business.

The journal is built on the following aspirations:

Openness to diversity. We publish conceptual, empirical and normative research, based on a variety of disciplinary lenses and methodological approaches.

A review process that ensures scholarly excellence not simply conformity to the status quo. We aim to publish innovative work, which at times may deviate from the mainstream of management research by challenging assumptions and/or providing thought-provoking perspectives. However, it will always meet high standards of quality.

Timely decision making on submissions. Authors will be provided with decisions on the publishability of their manuscripts at the earliest possible occasion. Our goal is for the majority of published papers to have received a decision on publishability after the first revision has been evaluated.

Founded in 1960, Business & Society was the first journal exclusively dedicated to publishing research in the field of business and society. It is the official journal of the International Association of Business and Society.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

#42 Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal

The Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal is a research journal that publishes original work recommended by a developmental, double-blind review process conducted by peer scholars.

Strategic entrepreneurship involves innovation and subsequent changes which add value to society and which change societal life in ways which have significant, sustainable, and durable consequences. The SEJ is international in scope and acknowledges theory- and evidence-based research conducted and/or applied in all regions of the world. It is devoted to content and quality standards based on scientific method, relevant theory, tested or testable propositions, and appropriate data and evidence, all replicable by others, and all representing original contributions.

The SEJ values contributions which lead to improved practice of managing organizations as they deal with the entrepreneurial process involving imagination, insight, invention, and innovation and the inevitable changes and transformations that result and benefit society.

#43 Strategic Organization

Strategic Organization is devoted to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed, discipline-grounded conceptual and empirical research of interest to researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners of strategic management and organization. The journal also aims to be of considerable interest to senior managers in government, industry, and particularly the growing management consulting industry.

Strategic Organization provides an international, interdisciplinary forum designed to improve our understanding of the interrelated dynamics of strategic and organizational processes and outcomes. The journal is international and interdisciplinary in its appeal.

#44 Business History

Business History is an international journal concerned with the long-run evolution and contemporary operation of business systems and enterprises. Its primary purpose is to make available the findings of advanced research, empirical and conceptual, into matters of global significance, such as corporate organization and growth, multinational enterprise, business efficiency, entrepreneurship, technological change, finance, marketing, human resource management, professionalization and business culture.

The journal has won a reputation for academic excellence and has a wide readership amongst management specialists, economists and other social scientists and economic, social, labour and business historians.

Business History: The emerging agenda

The core strategy of Business History is to promote business history as a sui generis scholarly discipline, engaging on an equal footing with mainstream history and the wider social sciences. To achieve this, the journal will continue to be international, comparative, thematic and theoretically informed. In the post-Chandler world, the agenda for business history is to extend its scale and scope specifically to:

widen its international scope: business activities in underrepresented regions, for example Latin America, Africa and Asiago back beyond the 19th and 20th centuries to include ancient, medieval and early modern erasinform the policy agenda; historical examples of regulatory success and failure, nationalisations and privatisationsengage with the business and management agendas; entrepreneurship, competitive advantage, corporate governancetheoretical development; independent theory or theories of business history

#45 Organizational Dynamics

Organizational Dynamics' domain is primarily organizational behavior and development and secondarily, HRM and strategic management. The objective is to link leading-edge thought and research with management practice. Organizational Dynamics publishes articles that embody both theoretical and practical content, showing how research findings can help deal more effectively with the dynamics of organizational life.

#46 Business History Review

Published for The President and Fellows of Harvard College. The pioneering journal in its field, Business History Review, began publication in 1926 as the Bulletin of the Business Historical Society. BHR seeks to publish articles based on rigorous primary research that address major topics of debate, offer comparative perspectives, and broaden consideration of the subject. We are interested in the history of entrepreneurs, firms, and business systems, and in the subjects of innovation, globalization, and regulation. We also explore the relation of businesses to political regimes and to the environment.

#47 Journal of Business Economics & Management

Journal of Business Economics and Management is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers. It keeps the continuity of the Journal “ Almanach des praktischen Managements in Mittel- und Ost-Europa”. JBEM has been published since 1999. It is currently published quarterly.

Areas of Research

Areas of research include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Global Business

- Transition Issues

- Economic Growth and Development

- Economics of Organizations and Industries

- Finance and Investment

- Strategic Management

- Marketing

- Innovations

- Public Administration

#48 Journal of Family Business Strategy

Journal of Family Business Strategy publishes research that contributes new knowledge and understanding to the field of family business. The Journal is international in scope and welcomes submissions that address all aspects of how family influences business and business influences family. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Reasons for family business performance

• Impact of family and business on strategy and performance

• Branding strategies (when to be family and when not)

• Long term strategies, growth vs. survival strategy

• Processes and outcomes of corporate entrepreneurship

• Role of family on new venture strategies

• Impact of family and ownership on strategic processes

• Efficacy of strategic plan vs. strategic planning process

• The role of financial and non-financial goals in strategy and resource allocation

• Impact of family on network relations and consequent impact on centrality and performance

• Corporate governance; role of boards of directors in family business, beyond board interlocks, and the role of non board relations,

• The role of top management teams, and executive compensation, professional non-family management

• Development of family groups in developing economies

• Strategy- as- practice, and strategizing activities in family businesses

#49 Enterprise & Society

Enterprise & Society offers a forum for research on the historical relations between businesses and their larger political, cultural, institutional, social, and economic contexts. The journal aims to be truly international in scope. Studies focused on individual firms and industries and grounded in a broad historical framework are welcome, as are innovative applications of economic or management theories to business and its context.

#50 International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal

The International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal (IEMJ) provides a venue for high quality manuscripts dealing with entrepreneurship in its broadest sense and the management of entrepreneurial organizations. The editorial board encourages manuscripts that are international in scope; however, readers can also find papers investigating domestic issues with global relevance.

IEMJ is dedicated to investigating entrepreneurship across a broad spectrum of organizations, from new ventures to family-owned businesses to large corporations. Manuscripts accepted for publication have important implications for business practice. Papers that focus on basic research, for example, often highlight the potential impact the authors’ findings may have on business.

A sample of journal topics includes entrepreneurship and its relation to management and strategy; interfaces between entrepreneurship and technological innovation; and the impact of public policy on entrepreneurial ventures.

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