International Journal of Management Development

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Muhammed Kabir
ISSN online: 1752-850X
ISSN print: 1752-8240
4 issues per year
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IJMD maintains that effective management practice requires a more effective synthesis of practical management techniques and theoretical research in management. It therefore aims to provide a forum for analysis of sound management research, for sharing innovative management ideas, and for the dissemination of practical case study experiences. IJMD encourages contributors to bring their skills in theoretical and applied research to bear on current/emerging management issues, and particularly values fresh perspectives and contributions to greater efficiency and social and environmental responsibility.


 Topics covered include

  • General issues, different/particular contexts
  • Strategic management
  • Cost management
  • Knowledge management
  • Competence-based management development
  • Developing leadership skills, developing women for management
  • Global/world class manufacturing/service management
  • Quality/total quality management
  • New technology
  • Corporate governance/social responsibility
  • Public/environmental/community relations/affairs
  • Workforce management, internal communications
  • Customer relationship, corporate brand management
  • Investment management, investor relations
  • Disaster/emergency/crisis/risk management

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The objectives of IJMD are to establish an effective channel of communication between management, policy makers, government agencies and academics with the complex task of management development in societal and organisational context. It takes a multifunctional, multi-disciplinary, international approach to the issues facing those for whom management development is an important concern. It presents the research, experiences, and insights of academics, consultants, practicing managers, economists, scientists, sociologists, and thoughtful contributors from other professions and disciplines.

Since approaches to management development often differ in different economies and cultures, IJMD draws on the work of authors from all over the world. Articles are based on empirical research, well-considered observations of management experience, and state-of-the-art reviews of important issues as well as conceptual and theoretical developments. The scope is broad, taking account of those issues that are crucial to successful management in the organisation's external as well as internal environment. The intent is to be informative, thought-provoking, and intellectually challenging and thereby to contribute to the development of better managers. IJMD considers issues related to corporate responsibility and CEO effectiveness through practical, real-world discussions and analysis of past, present and future concern.


IJMD provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of management development. The following provides some examples of its readership:

  • Academics
  • Management development specialists and consultants
  • Personnel professionals and human resource managers
  • Corporate communications directors and communication consultants
  • Directors and heads of public relations and public affairs
  • Heads of internal communication
  • Change, brand and knowledge managers
  • Strategic planners and decision makers
  • Graduate and post-graduate students
  • Researchers in public relations, communications and journalism
  • Managing directors, CEOs and senior managers
  • Libraries supplying academic and corporate needs


IJMD publishes original manuscripts, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in management development will occasionally be published.



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Editor in Chief

  • Kabir, Muhammed, University of New Brunswick, Canada

    Associate Editors

    • Gunasekaran, Angappa, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, USA
    • Hussain, Mostaq M., University of New Brunswick-SJ, Canada

    Editorial Board Members

    • Al-Moharby, Darwish, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    • Bandeira, Mariana Lima, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador
    • Banks, Dwayne A., American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Cassia, Fabio, University of Bergamo, Italy
    • Cavusgil, Erin, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
    • Choi, Sang Chul, University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences, Japan
    • Chowdhury, Saud, Trent University, Canada
    • Civi, Emin, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
    • Collins, Ron, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
    • Crowther, David, De Montfort University, UK
    • Davila Gomez, Ana Maria, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada
    • Depickere, Arnold, Murdoch University, Australia
    • Graff, David, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
    • Huuhka, Ari, University of Vaasa, Finland
    • Jain, Vipul, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    • Jolliffe, Lee, University of New Brunswick, Canada
    • Khan, Gulam M., Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    • Lew, Byron, Trent University, Canada
    • Liu, Changgeng, Xiangtan University, China
    • Madsen, Mona Toft, Aarhus University, Denmark
    • Mendelson, Morris, University of New Brunswick, Canada
    • Najdawi, Mohammad K., Qatar University, Qatar
    • Oyelere, Peter, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    • Persinger, Elif S., Eastern Michigan University, USA
    • Rai, Bharatendra K., University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, USA
    • Ridler, Neil, University of New Brunswick, Canada
    • Sangle, Shirish, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), India
    • Shaikh, Junaid M., Curtin University of Technology, Malaysia
    • Singh, Satyendra, Academy of Business and Emerging Markets and University of Winnipeg, Canada
    • Wu, Liansheng, Peking University, China
    • Yang, Youhong, Beijing Technology and Business University, China
    • Zain, Mohamed, Qatar University, Qatar


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    • 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.


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