International Journal of Business Excellence

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran
ISSN online: 1756-0055
ISSN print: 1756-0047
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Business excellence relies heavily on the type of strategies, techniques and tools for measuring and benchmarking the business performance. Subsequently, identifying best practices and their implementation eventually decides excellence in business. Given the importance of business excellence, a journal devoted to performance evaluation and best practices, especially in order to be competitive in the global market, is essential. IJBEX addresses new developments in business excellence and best practices, and methodologies to determine these in both manufacturing and service organisations.


 Topics covered include

  • Performance measures and metrics in business management
  • Methodologies and tools for performance measurement
  • Benchmarking business performance
  • Business excellence in various functional areas
  • Best practices in business management
  • World class business and operational strategies and techniques
  • Alignment between different levels of strategies
  • Understanding the customer requirements
  • Process design and management
  • Knowledge management for improved performance
  • Systems approach for determining the best practices
  • Six-Sigma, QFD, Taguchi methods and TQM
  • Data warehousing and data mining in business excellence
  • Measuring performance in creative industries
  • Best practices in creative economy and industries

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The main objective of IJBEX is to promote research and application of new developments in business performance measures, metrics, benchmarking and best practices. Moreover, developing suitable implementation framework is a challenge for successful results with best practices. IJBEX aims to help professionals working in the field of business, academic educators, industry consultants, and practitioners to contribute, to disseminate and to learn from each otherís work. Global business perspectives and the implications of business excellence are emphasised in developing appropriate strategies, tactics, techniques, tools and operational policies for being successful in achieving the best performance. IJBEX aims to act as a forum for exchanging new ideas, research results and sharing practical experiences in business excellence. The journal will also (i) raise the awareness of business excellence in emerging economies, (ii) focus on the excellence in creative economy and industries, (iii) provide insights regarding the latest business excellence and best practices, and (iv) offer a networking forum for academics, professionals and entrepreneurs.


IJBEX is a forum to help professionals, chief executive officers, and corporate heads of firms, managing directors, senior general managers, board of directors, academics and researchers in business, information directors, quality managers, and human resource directors. It will enable academics and practitioners working in the field of business excellence, to discuss important ideas and concepts, and disseminate information for mutual learning and continuous improvement.


IJBEX publishes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, industrial papers, news, case studies, empirical research, viewpoints, and book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in business performance measurement, metrics and best practices and their implications on global business are welcome. Papers that deal with excellence in various business disciplines such as accounting and finance, marketing, management information systems, organisational management, operations, supply chain, logistics, government, entrepreneurship, sustainable technology development, business infrastructure development, ethical and environmental laws and standards, health services, international business, manufacturing, education, energy, mining, sports, and transportation are all encouraged for IJBEX.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Gunasekaran, Angappa, California State University, Bakersfield, USA

Associate Editor

  • Putnik, Goran, University of Minho, Portugal

Editorial Board Members

  • Achoui, Mustapha, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Achtenhagen, Leona, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
  • Anderson, Alistair R., The Robert Gordon University, UK
  • Baldwin, Lynne P., Brunel University, UK
  • Ball, Stephen, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Banwet, Devinder Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
  • Barber, Kevin, Bradford University, UK
  • Bowers, Michael, Davenport University, USA
  • Burnes, Bernard, University of Stirling, UK
  • Callarman, Thomas E., China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), China
  • Carpinetti, Luiz C. R., University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Chadee, Doren, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Chakravorty, Satya S., Kennesaw State University, USA
  • Chiang, Wen-Chyuan, The University of Tulsa, USA
  • Clausen, Christian, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
  • Comm, Clare, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, USA
  • Corner, Patricia (Trish), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Cressy, Robert, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Diaz, Angel, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
  • Eriksson, Päivi, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  • Eunni, Rangamohan, Youngstown State University, USA
  • Farr-Wharton, Rodney, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Fawcett, Stanley E., Brigham Young University, USA
  • Ferdows, Kasra, Georgetown University, USA
  • Götze, Uwe, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
  • Gleich, Ronald, EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht i. Gr., Germany
  • Glickman, Theodore S., George Washington University, USA
  • Groenevelt, Harry, University of Rochester, USA
  • Haapasalo, Harri Jouni Olavi, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Igel, Barbara, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Jarvis, Robin, London South Bank University, UK
  • Jharkharia, Sanjay, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, India
  • Johnson, Dana, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Jones, Robert, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Karjaluoto, Heikki, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Kerbache, Laoucine, HEC School of Management, France
  • Komaran, Raj, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Kylaheiko, Kalevi, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Lee, Yoo-Taek, Babson College, USA
  • Leleux, Benoit, IMD – International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland
  • Lloyd-Reason, Lester, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Müllern, Tomas, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Sweden
  • Mahadevan, B., Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
  • Marlow, Susan, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Menezes, Mozart, MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, Spain
  • Miguel, Paulo A. Cauchick, University of Sao Paulo - USP, Brazil
  • Muthaly, Siva, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Nueno, Pedro, IESE Business School, Spain
  • O'Connor, Peter, ESSEC Business School, France
  • Palaniappan, Sellappan, Malaysia University of Science and Technology, Malaysia
  • Parayitam, Satyanarayana, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
  • Rai, Bharatendra K., University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
  • Raposo, Mário, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Reddy, Narendra, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
  • Riempp, Gerold, European Business School (EBS), Germany
  • Rohleder, Thomas, Mayo Clinic, USA and University of Calgary, Canada
  • Rouse, Anne, Deakin University, Australia
  • Roy, Matthew H., University of Maasassesshuts - Dartmouth, USA
  • Seetharaman, A., Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Selvarajah, Christopher, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Sense, Andrew, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Siegel, Donald S., University at Albany, SUNY, USA
  • Solis, Luis, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain
  • Solomon, Norman, Fairfield University, USA
  • Sulaiman, Ainin, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Wynarczyk, Pooran, Newcastle University, UK
  • Xuereb, Jean-Marc, ESSEC, France
  • Yamin, Shahid, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
  • Zaepfel, Guenther, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  • Zeffane, Rachid, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


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