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Journal of Management Inquiry

Journal of Management Inquiry

2018 Impact Factor: 1.986
2018 Ranking: 125/217 in Management
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
Published in Association with Western Academy of Management

Editors
Richard W. Stackman University of San Francisco, USA
Pablo Martin de Holan HEC Paris (Qatar)


eISSN: 15526542 | ISSN: 10564926 | Current volume: 29 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

Comprehensive Perspective

The Journal of Management Inquiry, sponsored by the Western Academy of Management, is a refereed journal for scholars and professionals in management. JMI’s mission is to contribute to the generation and diffusion of original and thought-provoking knowledge. JMI is catalytic, authoritative, and eclectic, publishing inspired research reflective of the latest theory and practice. We strive to be at the forefront of academic debate in the field of management and organization studies and contribute to the academic dialogue about management, largely defined.

Through distinct sections, JMI publishes ideas that challenge our collective beliefs, push the frontiers of our understanding, and impact both our readers and the larger community. JMI´s mission is to publish manuscripts that ally the rigor of Administrative Science Quarterly with the style of The New Yorker (or Le Monde or The Economist, if you are not from the U.S.).

Disciplines include:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organization Management and Theory
  • Organization Development and Change
  • Human Resources
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Gender and Diversity in Organizations
  • Conflict Management
  • Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology and Innovation
  • International Management

 

Regular Sections of Each Volume

The Journal of Management Inquiry features eight sections: Dialog, Empirical, Essay, Generative Curiosity, Meet the Person, Provocations and Provocateurs, Reflections on Experience, and Six Degrees.

Dialog

  • Promotes active, constructive exchanges between proponents on emerging issues, theories, and modes of inquiry.
  • Presents a well-articulated academic conversation around topics that are important, relevant, or are at the heart of a debate that is consequential for theory and/or practice.
  • Seeks to provide depth or texture to a relevant academic debate, including contradictory points of view.

    Note: A Dialog submission is typically a collection of 4-5 shorter manuscripts on a specific topic. 
     

Empirical [formerly Non-Traditional Research]

  • Welcomes rigorous qualitative research that expands our capacity to explore and understand important phenomena and spaces. Note: JMI does not publish purely quantitative papers.
  • Applies alternative theoretical lenses, methodological approaches, and sources of data to explore a range of organizationally relevant phenomena.
  • Captures empirical manuscripts that by the nature of the method, the field of research, the approach, etc., do not fit well with traditional formats or traditional journals.

    Note: In very rare occasions, mixed methods papers, which include quantitative analysis, are considered for publication.  

Essay

  • Comprises an academic Op-Ed section, featuring scholarly commentary on how we frame, perceive, distort, and contribute to the disciplines associated with management.
  • Provides a forum to publish well-developed and well-articulated arguments about some issue considered in the first person.

    Note: JMI does not publish literature reviews or traditional theory papers.

Generative Curiosity

  • Introduces new or resurrects latent ideas to the field in a timely, unadulterated fashion with the aim to encourage further scholarly interest, conversation, and collaboration.
  • Offers a venue that welcomes and rewards expansive curiosity so scholars can present ideas that are fertile, consequential, and novel and that stimulate future scholarly activities.
  • Invites scholars and practitioners to identify a new or ignored fact, phenomenon, pattern, event, or other issues of interest that has not been filtered through the lenses of theories or methodologies.

    Note: For more information about the Generative Curiosity section, please take a look at the Generative Curiosity: Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers document and the Introduction to Generative Curiosity.
     

Meet the Person

  • Presents, in an interview format, ideas from thinkers, scholars, and professionals important and necessary to the study of management.
  • Organizes the interview around a germane topic or theme relevant to management. 
     

Provocations & Provocateurs

  • Captures a memorable idea in a provocative, short burst that readers can read in 10 minutes and be left with something to think about and even act on.
  • Offers rich insights into management and organizational behavior through such alternative modes of expression as plays, fiction, speeches, films, news events, and scholarly work outside common boundaries of the field.
  • Imparts short, sharp commentary on an issue in the field ranging from pointed commentary on the way we as a field think and act in doing theory or research, to how and why we teach, to wider political issues, to personal and professional semi-rants about issues of concern to JMI’s readership.

    Note: Submissions to the Provocations and Provocateurs section are by invitation only; unsolicited submissions are not accepted. Once accepted by the section Editor, manuscripts are to be written in a lively, readable style – not in stilted academese – that are brief (6-8 pages). 
     

Reflection on Experience

  • Advocates certain solutions or techniques; evaluates popular management methods or successful or failed interventions; or identifies important management problems in need of solution.
  • Leads with relevance, based on experience but without sacrificing rigor.
     

Six Degrees

  • Celebrates the connections and collaborations that have produced seminal contributions to the field via Podcast interviews and recordings.

The Journal of Management Inquiry mission is to publish catalytic, authoritative, eclectic and creative research reflective of the latest theory and practice. The journal seeks to maintain a constructive balance between innovation and quality, and at the same time widely define the forms that relevant contributions to the field can take.

Editors
Pablo Martin de Holan HEC Paris (Qatar)
Richard W. Stackman University of San Francisco, USA
Section (Associate) Editors
Susan Adams Bentley University, USA
Sally Baack San Francisco State University, USA
David Eduardo Cavazos George Mason University, USA
Denny Gioia Pennsylvania State University, USA
David Hannah Simon Fraser University, Canada
David Jamieson University of St. Thomas, USA
Kamal Munir Cambridge University, UK
Karen Patterson University of New Mexico, USA
Sabina Siebert University of Glasgow, Scotland
Karan Sonpar University College Dublin, Ireland
Andrew Sturdy Bristol University, UK
Thomas Wright Wright Institute of Organizational Learning, USA
Stelios Zyglidopoulos KEDGE Business School, France
Editorial Board Members
John Amis University of Edinburgh, UK
Ariane Berthoin Antal WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
Blake Ashforth Arizona State University, USA
Jyoti Bachani St. Mary’s College, USA
Eva Boxenbaum Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Arran Caza University of Manitoba, Canada
Timothy Clark Northern Arizona University, USA
Timothy Clark Durham University, UK
Jean Clarke EMLYON Business School, France
Laurie Cohen Nottingham University, UK
Kevin Corley Arizona State University, USA
Marc Correa ESADE Business School, Spain
Jason D’Mello Loyola Marymount University, USA
John Davis Hardin-Simmons University, USA
Michaela Driver Western State Colorado University, USA
Cathy DuBois Kent State University, USA
Berrin Erdogan Portland State University, USA
Pablo Fernandez IAE, Universidad Austral, Argentina
Holly Ferraro Seattle University, USA
Stephen Fitzgerald Trident University International, USA
Maria Gondo University of Mississippi, USA
Jorge Gonzalez University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Christopher Grey Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Michael Gross Colorado State University, USA
Hans Hansen Texas Tech University, USA
Paul Hirsch Northwestern University, USA
Brooks Holtom Georgetown University, USA
Sarah Kovoor-Misra University of Colorado-Denver, USA
Kai Lamertz Athabasca University, Canada
Ann Langley HEC Montreal, Canada
Brenda Lautsch Simon Fraser University, Canada
Keith Leavitt Oregon State University, USA
Danielle Logue UTS Business School, Australia
Sally Maitlis University of Oxford, UK
Mark Mallinger Pepperdine University, USA
Mitchell Lee Marks San Francisco State University, USA
Patricia Martinez Loyola Marymount University, USA
Dirk Moosmayer KEDGE Business School, France
Sucheta Nadkarni Cambridge University, UK
Paul Olk University of Denver, USA
Federica Pazzaglia UCD Dublin, Ireland
Ana Maria Peredo University of Victoria, Canada
Antoaneta Petkova San Francisco State University, USA
Edward Powley Naval Post Graduate School, USA
Luigi Proserpio Bocconi University, Italy
Linda Putnam University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Mooweon Rhee Yonsei University, Korea
Kevin Rockmann George Mason University, USA
Kathryn Rodgers Pitzer College/Claremont Colleges, USA
Frances McKee Ryan University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson Uppsala University, Sweden
Jeffrey Shay Washington & Lee University, USA
Greg Stephens Texas Christian University, USA
Roy Suddaby University of Victoria, Canada
Risto Tainio Aalto University, Finland
Justin Tan York University, Canada
Nick Turner University of Calgary, Canada
David Wagner University of Oregon, USA
Richard Whittington University of Oxford, UK
Celeste P.M. Wilderom University of Twente, Netherlands
Therese Yaeger Benedictine University, USA
Danielle Zandee Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
Chris Zatzick Simon Fraser University, Canada
Editorial Assistant
Donna Sutherland-Smith Imperial College Business School, UK
Social Media Assistant
Santiago Delgadillo University of San Francisco, USA
SAGE Editor Emeritus
Cynthia Nalevanko SAGE Publications, USA
SAGE Editor
Past Editors-in-Chief
Western Academy of Management Executive Committee
Kathryn Aten Naval Post Graduate School, USA
Chet Barney University of South Dakota, USA
Alex Bolinger Idaho State University, USA
Jim Downing California State University, Chico, USA
Marion Eberly University of Washington, USA
Kim Hinrichs California State University, Chico, USA
Sarah Kovoor-Misra University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Ana Maria Peredo University of Victoria, Canada
Thomas Wright Wright Institute of Organizational Learning, USA
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    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of the Journal of Management Inquiry will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    1.2 Article types

    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    2.2 Authorship

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    2.4 Funding

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    4.3 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    5.3 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    6.2 Online First publication

    6.3 Access to your published article

    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

     

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Management Inquiry, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    The Journal of Management Inquiry publishes full length articles, research notes and editorials. You can find more information here.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

     

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    The Journal of Management Inquiry operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

    As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of 3 peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:

    - The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission

    - The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors

    - Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted

    Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite/reject any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.4 Funding

    The Journal of Management Inquiry requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: “This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.”

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    The Journal of Management Inquiry encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here

     

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Journal of Management Inquiry and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Journal of Management Inquiry offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

     

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    The Journal of Management Inquiry is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jomi to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.

    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

     

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

    7. Further information

    The Journal of Management Inquiry features eight sections: Essays, Dialog, Non-traditional Research, Meet the Person, Reflections on Experience, Provocations and Provocateurs, Generative Curiosity, and Six Degrees. Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).

    Contributions vary in length (all inclusive) depending on the section. For example, submissions to the Essays or Non-traditional Research sections should not exceed 40 pages. Initial submissions to Generative Curiosity can be no more than 750 words.

    Manuscripts must conform to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).

    Questions can be directed to the following individuals:

    Pablo Martin de Holan (pmdeh@pmdeh.com) – Essays

    Richard Stackman (rwstackman@usfca.edu) – Empirical, Dialog, Six Degrees

    Denny Gioia (dag4@psu.edu) – Provocations and Provocateurs. Please note that the Provocations and Provocateurs section is by invitation only.

    David Hannah (drhannah@sfu.ca) – Generative Curiosity. For more information on the Generative Curiosity sectoin, please take a look at the Generative Curiosity: Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers document and the Introduction to Generative Curiosity.

    As Reflections on Experience and Meet the Person are so unique to this journal, authors are asked to first contact Richard Stackman to ensure the idea fits with the editorial policy of the journal and to get initial feedback on how best to frame the submission to maximize the probability of publication.

    For more information about the Generative Curiosity section, please take a look at the Generative Curiosity: Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers document. Please also take a look at the Introduction to Generative Curiosity.

    The title page should indicate the appropriate section, and all identifying information should be restricted to this one page. Submission of a manuscript signifies commitment to publish in the journal. Submission to JMI implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere, nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor.

    Manuscripts must be submitted electronically at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jomi where authors will be required to set up an online account in the SAGETRACK system powered by ScholarOne.
     

    SAGE Choice

    If you or your funder wishes your article to be freely available online to nonsubscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to the payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self/author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

     

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