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
4 issues per year
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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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Objectives

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.

Readership

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


Contents

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, Spain
    (fjmlopez@ugr.es)

    Associate Editor

    • Gázquez-Abad, Juan Carlos, University of Almería, Spain

    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
    • Czakon, Wojciech, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
    • 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
    • Mukherjee, Kampan, Indian School of Mines, India
    • 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, University of Lueneburg, Germany
    • Schwartz, David G., Bar-Ilan University, Ireland
    • 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 Hernández Universitas, Spain
    • Walczak, Steven, University of Colorado Denver, 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

     

    A few essentials for publishing in this journal

     

    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.

     

    Submission process

     

    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

    Read our Submitting articles page.

     

     

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