International Journal of Business Environment

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Martínez-López
ISSN online: 1740-0597
ISSN print: 1740-0589
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Environmental dynamism is a widely-explored construct in organisation theory/strategic management literature. It has growing importance according to the degree of instability/turbulence of such key operating concerns as market/industry conditions as well as more general technological, economic, social, political forces. An organisation's ability to adapt to changing environmental circumstances is key to survival. IJBE examines how firms behave under different types of environment and the external influences on businesses. It addresses a wide variety of business decisions/processes/activities within the business environment.


 Topics covered include

  • Strategic management and business strategy
  • Competitive environment, entrepreneurship
  • Innovations and innovation processes
  • Business environment dynamics, organisational learning, change management.
  • Operations management
  • Management information systems, knowledge management
  • Marketing and buyer behaviour
  • International business and management, strategic alliances
  • Corporate finance
  • Business economics
  • Human resources practices and organisational strategies
  • E-business, e-commerce, m-commerce
  • Technological, social, political, regulatory and legal environment
  • Ethical and environmental issues
  • New/advanced methods/methodologies for business research

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IJBE addresses managerial issues in the social, political, economic, competitive, and technological environments of business. The objectives of research are:

  • the relationship between environment and organisational processes, business practices, strategic posture, and organisational performance;
  • some strategic patterns and corresponding environmental settings among a broadly defined cross-section of business;
  • the alignment of the environmental change, strategic adaptive response, and the profile of the managers selected to implement the strategic adaptive response.


Academics and researchers; management consultants and professionals concerned with business environment; chief executive officers, managing directors, managers and practitioners in all kinds of businesses.


IJBE publishes original and practical contributions. These can be quantitative or qualitative, surveys, reviews or cases studies, or research notes up-to-date with current research in the field. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Environment will occasionally be published.



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Editor in Chief

  • Martínez-López, Francisco J., University of Granada and Open University of Catalonia, Spain

      Associate Editors

      • Choi, Chan, Rutgers University, USA
      • Gázquez-Abad, Juan Carlos, University of Almera, Spain
      • Singh, Nitish, Saint Louis University, USA

      Advisory Board

      • Babin, Barry J., Louisiana Tech University, USA
      • Di Benedetto, Anthony, Temple University, USA
      • Freeman, R. Edward, University of Virginia, USA
      • Iacobucci, Dawn, Vanderbilt University, USA
      • Sibley, Edgar H., George Mason University, USA
      • Straub, Detmar W., Georgia State University, USA
      • Varadarajan, Rajan, Texas A&M University, USA
      • Vargo, Stephen L., University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
      • Zwass, Vladimir, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA

      Editorial Board Members

      • Breitsohl, Jan, Bangor University, UK
      • Camillus, John C., University of Pittsburgh, USA
      • Chen, Jihui, Illinois State University, USA
      • Dobson, Stephen, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
      • Englis, Paula, University of Twente, The Netherlands and Berry College, USA
      • Fernandes, Kiran Jude, University of York, UK
      • Fynes, Brian, University College Dublin, Ireland
      • Hadjikhani, Amjad, Uppsala University, Sweden
      • Ivang, Reimer, Aalborg University, Denmark
      • Laroche, Michel, Concordia University, Canada
      • Lee, Nick, Aston University, UK
      • Lloréns Montes, Francisco Javier, University of Granada, Spain
      • Mukhtar, Muriati, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
      • Nadim, Abbas, University of New Haven, USA
      • Oliveira, Tiago, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
      • Palmer, Daniel E., Kent State University, USA
      • Pattinson, Hugh, University of Western Sydney, Australia
      • Penz, Elfriede, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
      • Prieger, James, Pepperdine University, USA
      • Ruël, Huub J.M., Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
      • Schaltegger, Stefan, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany
      • Schwartz, David G., Bar-Ilan University, Israel
      • Sinkovics, Rudolf R., University of Manchester, UK
      • Stiakakis, Emmanouil, University of Macedonia, Greece
      • Suzuki, Masachika, International University of Japan, Japan
      • Swain, Deborah E., North Carolina Central University, USA
      • Tegarden, Linda F., Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech), USA
      • Verdu, Antonio J., Miguel Hernndez Universitas, Spain
      • Walczak, Steven, University of South Florida, USA
      • Williams, David E., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
      • Wirtz, Bernd W., German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany
      • Xiao, Sophie (Bo), University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
      • Zhang, Xi, Tianjin University, China


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        11 - 12 October 2017
        London UK