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Organization Studies

An international multidisciplinary journal devoted to the Studies of organizations, organizing, and the organized in and between societies

Editors in Chief:
Hanken School of Economics, Finland and VU University, Amsterdam
University of Liverpool, UK

Published in Association with European Group for Organizational Studies

2013 Impact Factor: 2.504
2013 Ranking: 30/173 in Management
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)


Organization Studies aims to promote the understanding of organizations, organizing and the organized, and the social relevance of that understanding. It encourages the interplay between theorizing and empirical research, in the belief that they should be mutually informative. It is a multidisciplinary journal which is open to contributions of high quality, from any perspective relevant to the field and from any country.

Organization Studies is, in particular, a supranational journal which gives special attention to national and cultural similarities and differences worldwide. This is reflected by its international editorial board and publisher and its collaboration with EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies.

"Organization Studies goes to the top of the stack because it is such a reliable source of thoughtful scholarship. Authors get into the pages of this journal by reflecting deeply on issues. There is less running after transient 'mainstreams', and more willingness to enact meaningful discourse that people should take seriously. Organization Studies features 'seasoned inquiry' in the best sense of that phrase. It dominates that niche hands down." Karl E Weick

"I am a great admirer of Organization Studies. Its issues contain articles with new ideas, analysis that is rigorous, empirical methodologies that are sound and helpful ideas relevant to thoughtful practitioners."  Chris Argyris

"Organization Studies is an exemplar of quality publishing in organization theory. Its success has helped enormously to build the more creative and confident European management research community we now have. I am confident OS will retain its European distinctiveness while becoming a premier publishing outlet for the best scholarship from throughout the world. OS can make a difference both in intellectual and policy terms and I have great hopes it will". Andrew Pettigrew

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Frequency: Monthly eISSN: 1741-3044 ISSN: 0170-8406
Months of Distribution: January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December Current Volume: 36 Current Issue: 7
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