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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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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Firm performance, retrenchment strategy and different ownership structure: Evidence from public listed companies in Malaysia

Lik-Jing Ung, L., Brahmana, R., & Puah, C.

This research aims to investigate the relationship between retrenchment strategy and firm performance for a sample of 119 listed firms in Malaysia over the period 2008-2015. Using robust panel regression, we find that retrenchment strategy contributes positively to firm performance. Our research further indicates that controlling shareholders plays a significant role ...

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"Have a little faith": A vignette study of inter-organizational cooperation and innovation performance

Koster, F. & Bloem, D.

This study contributes to our knowledge about the relationship between inter-organizational cooperation and innovation performance. While research shows that ties between organizations can be a precondition for innovation, less is known about how to govern these inter-organizational relations. Theoretically, relations between organizations can be based on prices (the market), authority (...

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MHR. Providing a New Perspective in HR in terms of Crisis Management

Nizamidou, C. & Vouzas, F.

Crises have become an integral part of everyday life. They affect humans, their communities, and their organizations. The tragedies, natural catastrophes, and other crises that occur worldwide threaten the public's welfare, people's mental and physical wellbeing, the prosperity and operational sustainability of organizations, and impose inestimable costs. Human beings may ...

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Product recalls: The effects of industry, recall strategy and hazard, on shareholder wealth

Bernon, M., Bastl, M., Zhang, W., & Johnson, M.

The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into the effects of product recalls on shareholder wealth of manufacturing firms in different supply chains. Previous research examining this phenomenon is largely uni-sectorial and/or does not consider the interplay of hazard, recall strategy and sector. By utilizing the event ...

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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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