International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran
ISSN online: 1741-8135
ISSN print: 1478-1484
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Many ideas and many innovative and creative approaches to management are lost because of the intrinsic tendency to reject the new, the novel, the ground challenging and the ground-breaking idea. IJMCP encourages novel yet rigorously thought-out and rigorously developed ground-challenging and ground-breaking ideas and perspectives. It encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives and diverse cross-pollination of thought and approaches to management practice.


 Topics covered include

  • Definition of challenges/problems ahead
  • Development of new management concepts
  • Development/refinement of management tools/techniques
  • Critical evaluation of current management practices
  • New axiomatic principles/philosophical perspectives
  • Critical evaluation of assumptions/pre-suppositions/axioms of management
  • New drivers of business organisation/practice
  • New methodological perspectives/standpoints for management research
  • Future visions of business, lessons from the past
  • Description of evolutionary trajectories of management thought/practice
  • Examination of new corporate responsibilities/past management achievements
  • Clarification of new organisational structures, business forms
  • Shifts/developments in market/consumer behaviour
  • Thoughts on new strategies/philosophies
  • Challenge of transition from old to new forms

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The objectives of the IJMCP are to encourage and support development of new management thinking, concepts and paradigms for business management practice and philosophy. The journal will particularly encourage fresh solutions to critical management problems. As we move into the new millennium, the landscape of management challenges has changed, yet management thought is deeply embedded with concepts and philosophies from the era of the industrial revolution, steeped within one sided rational assumptions and philosophies that are universally applied. What is important at this juncture is to inject fresh and novel ways of looking at current problems, defining the challenges ahead, and searching for solutions to the problems that are likely to lie ahead. IJMCP aims to raise fundamental questions about current practice, ask questions that have yet to be asked and propose solutions.


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IJMCP will publish a range of conceptual and theory papers as well as empirical pieces that develop new or revise existing thought and practice. It will encourage pluralism and multidisciplinary thought by promoting a diversity of view by publications that challenge and develop current thinking and practice. IJMCP aims to do this through numerous routes; for example, by rigorous literature reviews, thought pieces, reflective commentary, or empirical evidence. The role of the journal is to be a platform for rigorous development of management thought, theory, concept and practice. IJMCP is:

  • Multi-disciplinary: addressing all aspects of management forms and function, encouraging cross-functional dialogue and encouraging a range of different approaches
  • Creative: publishing high quality work derived from innovative, rigorous critical enquiry that builds new ideas and developments
  • Integrative: linking, theory, concepts and practice



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    Honorary Editor in Chief

  • Ahmed, Pervaiz K., Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia

    Editor in Chief

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

Associate Editor

  • Schinckus, Christophe, University of Leicester, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Brown, John Seely, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
  • Dehler, Gordon E., College of Charleston, USA
  • Graham, Gary, UMIST, UK
  • Hardaker, Glenn, University of Huddersfield,, UK
  • Haynes, Michael J., University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Kernaghan, Ken, Brock University, Canada
  • Klefsjö, Bengt, Luleå University, Sweden
  • Miller, Danny, HEC Montreal, Canada
  • Morelli, Carlo, University of Dundee, UK
  • Neergaard, Peter, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • Nutt, Paul, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Rafiq, Mohammed, Loughborough University, UK
  • Simintiras, Antonis, University of Wales, UK
  • Talaq, Jaleel, Bahrain Training Institute, Bahrain
  • Tjosvold, Dean, Lingnan University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Wang, Catherine L., Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Wang, Yong, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Zaheer, Akbar S, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA


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