NOVEMBER MARKED THE launch of Management and Business Review (MBR), a new journal that aims to bridge management practice, education, and research. MBR will emphasize academic research conducted in real organizational settings and tied to concrete management practices. The publication is looking for papers on a broad array of topics, including accounting, artificial intelligence, analytics, business and public policy, digitalization, innovation, and sustainability.
Unlike many management journals that are published by a single institution, MBR is the result of a grassroots initiative with wide participation from many schools and companies, and it aims to attract papers from a diverse range of contributors. The three editors-in-chief will be Wallace J. Hopp of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Christopher Ittner of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and Kalyan Singhal of the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. Subodha Kumar of the Fox School of Business at Temple University will be executive editor, Anup Srivastava of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary will act as deputy editor in chief, and nearly 250 professors from international business schools will serve as advisors.
MBR is sponsored by 11 business schools, including the Ross School, the Merrick School, the Anderson School of Management at the University of California in Los Angeles, China Europe International Business School, City University of Hong Kong, the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, the Indian School of Business, INSEAD, the Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, the Owen Graduate School of Business at Vanderbilt University, and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. Read the first issue for free online.
FOCUS ON FAMILY
A second new journal made its debut late this year. The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Family Business and Regional Development was launched December 1 in the United Kingdom. It addresses issues at the intersection of family business and regional development worldwide.
The new journal will feature research articles on topics such as entrepreneurial skills and socioeconomic growth, cultural systems and regional development, collective bargaining issues, family-based social entrepreneurship, acquired and tacit knowledge in family businesses, relationship and succession issues, transgenerational entrepreneurship practices, technological change, leadership issues, and women in business.
The editor-in-chief is Niranjan Pati, professor in the department of management and entrepreneurship at Rowan University’s William G. Rohrer College of Business in Glassboro, New Jersey. The first issue has been made available free online.