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California Management Review

Published in Association with BerkeleyHaas

eISSN: 21628564 | ISSN: 00081256 | Current volume: 66 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

California Management Review has served as a bridge of communication between academia and management practice for sixty years. With a history of publishing leading-edge research with managerial applications, CMR is uniquely positioned as both a valuable outlet for top business school faculty and an indispensable resource for practitioners.

Edited at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the journal publishes articles across a range of management subjects, shaping research and practice on managing innovation, strategy and organization, sustainable management practices, and human resources management -- among many others.

Exceptional Research

California Management Review ranks among the top management journals in the world. CMR’s articles are distributed through outlets such as Harvard Business School Publishing and SAGE Publishing, and are used in university courses, executive programs, and management seminars around the world. CMR is proud to publish the latest research from management scholars such as Henry Chesbrough, Laura Tyson, Michael Tushman, David Aaker, David Teece, and Charles O’Reilly.

A Focus Business Practice

California Management Review is situated at the intersection of academic research and business practice. As part of the journal’s editorial process, all articles must be based on both solid academic research and offer insights into the practice of management.

Special Issues

In addition to publishing its regular issues, California Management Review has published special issues and sections on relevant subjects guest-edited by leading faculty. Recent special issues have focused on the dynamic capabilities framework, city innovation, big data, crowdfunding, family firms, intellectual property management, and hybrid organizations.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

All issues of California Management Review are available to browse online

California Management Review serves as a bridge of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. The journal is committed to advancing the study of management broadly, focusing on business organizations, social enterprises, hybrid organizations, and non-profit organizations.

David Vogel University of California-Berkeley, USA
Managing Editor
Kora Gonzalez University of California-Berkeley, USA
Senior Editor
Gundars Strads University of California-Berkeley, USA
Online Media Editor
Jae Park University of California-Berkeley, USA
Editorial Board
Valentina Assenova University of Pennsylvania
David Bach Yale University, USA
Homa Bahrami University of California-Berkeley, USA
Carliss Y. Baldwin Harvard University, USA
William Barnett Stanford University, USA
Sara Beckman University of California-Berkeley, USA
John Boudreau University of Southern California, USA
Christian Catalini Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Saikat Chaudhuri UC Berkeley, USA
Henry Chesbrough University of California-Berkeley, USA
Bhagwan Chowdhry University of California-Los Angeles, USA
James G. Conley Northwestern University, USA
Charles J. Corbett University of California-Los Angeles, USA
George S. Day University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rui de Figueiredo University of California-Berkeley, USA
Alnoor Ebrahim Tufts University, USA
Lee Fleming University of California-Berkeley, USA
Nardia Haigh University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Michael Haselhuhn UC Riverside
Ganesh Iyer University of California-Berkeley, USA
Laura Kray University of California-Berkeley, USA
Herman Leonard Harvard University, USA
David Lewin University of California-Los Angeles, USA
Marvin Lieberman University of California-Los Angeles, USA
Richard K. Lyons UC Berkeley, USA
John Morgan University of California-Berkeley, USA
Charles O'Reilly Stanford University, USA
James O'Toole University of Southern California, USA
Felix Oberholzer-Gee Harvard University, USA
Donald A. Palmer University of California-Davis, USA
Jeffrey Pfeffer Stanford University, USA
Jerry Porras Stanford University, USA
Ananth Raman Harvard University, USA
Hayagreeva Rao Stanford University, USA
Marlo Raveendran UC Riverside
Mariko Sakakibara University of California-Los Angeles, USA
Margaret Shih University of California-Los Angeles, USA
Ram Shivakumar University of Chicago, USA
Nora Silver University of California-Berkeley, USA
Olav Sorenson University of California-Los Angeles, USA
Robert Strand University of California, Berkeley, USA
David Teece University of California-Berkeley, USA
Michael W. Toffel Harvard University, USA
Michael Tushman Harvard University, USA
Garret Van Ryzin Columbia University, USA
John Walker Columbia University, USA
Margarethe F. Wiersema University of California-Irvine, USA
Elaine Wong University of California-Riverside, USA
Maia Young University of California-Los Angeles, USA
International Advisory Board
Nancy Adler McGill University, Canada
Julian Birkinshaw London Business School, UK
Cyril Bouquet International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland
Boyd Cohen EADA Business School, Spain
David De Cremer Cambridge University, UK
Arnoud de Meyer Singapore Management University, Singapore
Alberto Diminin Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
Yves Doz INSEAD, France
Richard Florida University of Toronto, Canada
Pankaj Ghemawat IESE Business School, Spain
Michael Haenlein ESCP Europe, France
Teck Ho National University of Singapore, Singapore
Nirmalya Kumar London Business School, UK
Tom Lawrence Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Barak Libai Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
Michael Lounsbury University of Alberta, Canada
B. Mahadevan Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
Magnus Mähring Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Michael Mol Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Filipe Morais University of Reading, UK
Yoshifumi Nakata Doshisha University, Japan
Leyland Pitt Simon Fraser University, Canada
Thomas Powell University of Oxford, UK
Karthik Ramanna University of Oxford, UK
Deva Rangarajan Vlerick Business School, Belgium
Philip Rosenzweig IMD Business School, Switzerland
Brian Silverman University of Toronto, Canada
Craig Smith INSEAD, France
David Soberman University of Toronto, Canada
Jaeyong Song Seoul National University, Korea
Rosalie Tung Simon Fraser University, Canada
Luk Van Wassenhove INSEAD, France
Georg von Krog Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Richard Whittington Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
George Yip Imperial College Business School, UK
Christoph Zott IESE Business School, Spain
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Invitation to Contributors

California Management Review serves as a vehicle of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. CMR's editorial mission is to publish academic research that contributes to the practice of management and demonstrates general editorial and pedagogical excellence.

CMR primarily publishes original articles that are both research based and address issues of current concern to managers.

CMR interprets management broadly, to include subject matter taught in business schools as well as work in other fields that is applicable to management functions and practices. CMR typically publishes articles that extend our knowledge of a given topic either by contesting or building upon existing theories or by presenting new empirical work. Additionally, every manuscript should also be practitioner oriented, including recommendations that will improve the practice of management.

Articles that present the results of original research and analysis are given high priority, but we also invite reports on business surveys, analyses or descriptions of new or revised business techniques, and perspectives on contemporary social, economic, and political issues. We also welcome articles by practitioners on contemporary business policies and practices as well as revisions of papers originally prepared for academic conferences or scholarly publications. All submissions are subject to peer review.


Preparation of Manuscripts


All submissions are processed within our online system.

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  • There is no fee for submitting a manuscript for publication consideration in CMR.
  • Authors should upload manuscripts in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format (not as PDFs).
  • The author(s)' name should not appear anywhere on the actual manuscript, filenames, charts, figures, or graphs.
  • You will be required to include a 100-word summary (abstract) of the manuscript’s basic argument.
  • You will be required to select at least three (3) keywords that indicate the general subject of the article.
  • Manuscripts should run approximately fifteen to thirty pages, double-spaced with 12 point font (more exactly, 5,000 to 9,000 words). Please inquire with the editor before submitting articles of greater or shorter length.
  • Notes, citations, and references should be numbered in the text and compiled at the end of the manuscript (endnote format). All bibliographic material should be contained directly in the notes and not as a separate section.
  • Tables, charts, and diagrams should be uploaded as separate documents with references for insertion throughout the document.





Timeline Estimates

  • Email queries will be promptly acknowledged. If you do not receive a response within 10 business days, please follow up to ensure your request was received.
  • Authors of submissions that are not selected for external review can expect to receive a prompt response.
  • If your submitted article is selected for external review, authors can normally expect a first publication decision within 12 to 16 weeks. There are exceptions to this timeframe. If your online submission is successful, you will receive an automated e-mail confirmation of receipt within 24 hours. If you do not receive said e-mail, contact CMR immediately as your submission was most likely not received
  • Accepted articles are generally published within 6 to 8 months. Special issues take significantly longer.
  • Submissions that are not selected for external review will receive a decision within four weeks.
  • CMR does not accept multiple submissions (manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other publications).


Style Guidelines


  • Articles should be as jargon-free as possible. Terminology and acronyms that are not common knowledge should be defined. Technical material should be placed in notes or appendices whenever possible.
  • Three descending levels of headings should be used periodically and consistently throughout the article. They should be descriptive but brief.
  • Tables, charts, diagrams, and other graphic materials should be used for providing necessary information or clarification of central concepts. They should be clean and uncluttered and should appear on separate pages. If copyright permission is required for publishing this graphic material, it is the author's responsibility to obtain it at his/her cost.
  • CMR uses endnote style (not scientific notation), and references or bibliographies should be folded into the notes (not listed as a separate section). Citation order should be author(s) (first name first), title of work, complete publication information (city, state, publisher, date or name of periodical, volume and issue number, date), and page number references. The accuracy of citations and references is the responsibility of the author(s).
  • CMR uses the Chicago Manual of Style as primary reference source.
  • For more specific style questions, consult a recent issue, read a sample article, or contact our Senior Editor.

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