International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
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
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.
Professionals, academics, researchers, and managers.
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
IJMCP is indexed in:
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- OneFile Business (Gale)
- General OneFile (Gale)
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace
IJMCP is listed in:
- Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR)
- Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Honorary Editor in Chief
- Ahmed, Pervaiz K., Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
Editor in Chief
- Gunasekaran, Angappa, Penn State Harrisburg, USA
- Schinckus, Christophe, University of Leicester, UK
Editorial Board Members
- Brown, John Seeley, Palo Alto Research Center, USA
- Dehler, Gordon E., College of Charleston, USA
- Graham, Gary, Leeds University Business School, UK
- Hardaker, Glenn, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
- 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
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 (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
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- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
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Big in Japan
19 January, 2022
Companies come and go. Startups start and then stop, Spinouts whirl and then falter. In one part of the world, however, it is not hard to find companies the history of which might stretch back more than a century, sometimes two or three centuries, and in many cases much, much longer. That place is Japan. Most Western countries might boast a handful of corporate entities with great longevity stretching back to the pre-Industrial era, but Japan has an astonishing 33000-plus companies that are at least a century old. Some of them have their foundations built in the 6th Century of the Common Era. New research published in International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy mentions how in 2016 Shoko Research listed seven companies with more than 1,000 years of business, but there are two other well-known companies – Nakamura Shaji, which was founded in 970CE and Ichimonjiya Wasuke, which was founded in 1000CE. Of the ten biggest companies in the world, half of them are Japanese, although the oldest is now a subsidiary of yet another Japanese company. Yasuyuki Yamaoka of The Open University of Japan in Chiba and Hiroko Oe of Bournemouth University, UK, interviewed the business owners of ten Japanese companies that were established more than three hundred years ago. The team text-mined their survey results to extract the key themes associated with their longevity [...]More details...
The Gita as pandemic guide
15 February, 2022
The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient text, a 700-verse Hindu scripture dating from the second half of the first millennium BCE. It has provided guidance for many millions of people. Now, writing in the International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, a team from the Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies in Faridabad, Haryana, India, suggest that the text is very much still relevant in today's post-pandemic world. It may well provide relevant philosophical nutrition to help people, including those in business, cope with the harsh realities of life, instability, and the challenges they face in their personal and professional lives [...]More details...