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 2014 we received about 250 papers out of which we only accepted about 4%, after a rigorous double blind review process. All papers are available for free as we are an open access journal.

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Appraisal of CRM implementation as business strategy option in times of recession: The role of perceived value and benefits

Agapitou, C., Bersimis, S., Georgakellos, D.

The present work investigates Customer Relationship Management (CRM) implementation and performance during the fiscal crisis in Greece based on an appropriate questionnaire. All acquired responses using the questionnaire are suitably analysed using advanced statistical techniques, and show that Greek companies employ CRM, harvesting many of its benefits. Specifically, survey results ...

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Investment determinants at the firm-level: the case of Portuguese industrial SMEs

Pacheco, L.

The objective of this paper is to empirically determine the investment determinants at the firm level. Many empirical papers studied the investment determinants from a macroeconomic point of view but the analysis of the main investment determinants from an internal point of view has been less studied. This paper fills ...

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Innovation through Coopetition: An analysis of small- and medium-sized trust companies operating in the Liechtenstein financial centre

Kraus, S., Schmid, J., & Gast, J.

Coopetition has received increasing attention in the academic literature. Prior research has examined the benefits and risks of coopetition as well as its potential impact on innovation in many different contexts, including large companies and manufacturing industries. Surprisingly, despite the omnipresence of small- and- medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the growing ...

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Supervisor's behavioral complexity: Ineffective in the call center

Leon, F.R., Leon, A., & Morales, O.

An ample repertoire of leadership behaviors available to the manager is expected to guarantee his/her effectiveness transcending situations, but research in the call-center context has identified a specific form of effective supervision: people-oriented leadership. The purpose of this paper is to compare the effectiveness of leader behavioral complexity vis-a-vis ...

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In search of value drivers in mergers and acquisitions: The Nordic evidence

Caspar Rose, C., Sorheim, D., & Lerkerod, M.

The international literature on M&As is extensive, but surprisingly little evidence exists for the Nordic countries. This article attempts to fill the gap by studying 184 merger announcements from 1995 to 2014. Our findings differ in a number of ways. “First, we extend the current literature since we find that diversifying acquisitions” ...

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Simulation and assessment of agricultural biomass supply chain systems

Pavlou,D.,Orfanou,A.,Bochtis,D.,Tamvakidis,S.,& Aidonis,D.

Agricultural biomass supply chain consists of a number of interacted sequential operations affected by various variables, such as weather conditions, machinery systems, and biomass features. These facts make the process of biomass supply chain as a complex system that requires computational tools, e.g. simulation and mathematical models, for their ...

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