Call for papers


Middle East J. of Management


Special Issue on: "Leadership and Management: Challenges and Issues Facing Organisations in Developing Countries"


Guest Editor:
Mr. Ch. Shoaib Akhtar and Dr. Asma Khalid, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Kamariah Ismail and Prof. Dr. Amran Rasli, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


The goal of this special issue will be to present research on challenges and issues faced by organisations in developing countries. Unlike organisations working and operating in developed countries, developing country organisations are facing issues and challenges that are different. The leadership and management styles of developing and newly developed Asian countries differ. Some of the theories that can be applied in developed countries become redundant in the Asian context especially if theories related to motivation, commitment, leadership etc are analysed. Therefore, to have an in-depth knowledge of challenges being faced by developing country organisations would yield new insights for theory building.


The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Governance and Public Policy (ICGPP18), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Leadership challenges
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Human resource issues faced by organisations in developing world
  • Organisational learning and learning organisation
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Supply chain management
  • Financial planning and management
  • Women in business


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email Guest Editor Mr. Ch. Shoaib Akhtar at


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 10 December, 2017


Notification to authors: 30 January, 2018


Final versions due by: 10 March, 2018