Calls for papers


MENA Journal of Cross-Cultural Management
MENA Journal of Cross-Cultural Management


Special Issue on: "Culture, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Practices in the MENA Region"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Riadh Harizi, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Joelle Morana, Lumière University Lyon 2, France

In management literature, for several years, we have been witnessing the development of logistics functions and organisations. These organisations are the outcome of culture. Today, logistics and supply chain management practices allow businesses to find and exploit sources of productivity and cost control and help create competitive advantages.

The internationalisation of logistics and supply chain practices implies the existence of cross-cultural differences in this sphere of management science due to the role of cultural values in this respect. The aim of this special issue is to provide a rationale for looking at logistics, supply chain management, and cultural diversity from a global “cross-cultural” perspective and proposes this view as a potential tool for sensitising logistics researchers to cross‐cultural concerns. We look for a variety of perspectives about how competitiveness and performance vary across cultures, companies, and countries.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Business Research, Hammamet, Tunisia, April 29-30, 2017, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • How do logistics practices vary across cultures and countries?
  • What is the role of culture in cost reduction in logistics and supply chain Management practices in the MENA region?
  • What are the most effective logistics training methods of diagnostic and auditing for international organisations?
  • What factors affect supply chain management internationally?
  • How can the influence of national culture on logistics and supply chain management practices be measured?

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 31 May, 2017

Notification to authors: 31 August, 2017

Final versions due by: 31 October, 2017