Global Business Review

Global Business Review

Arindam Banik International Management Institute, New Delhi, India

eISSN: 09730664| ISSN: 09721509|Current volume: 16|Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Global Business Review is designed to be a forum for the wider dissemination of current management and business practice and research drawn from around the globe but with an emphasis on Asian and Indian perspectives.

An important feature is its cross-cultural and comparative approach. Multidisciplinary in nature and with a strong practical orientation, this refereed journal publishes surveys relating to and report significant developments in management practice drawn from business/commerce, the public and the private sector, and non-profit organisations. The journal also publishes articles which provide practical insights on doing business in India/Asia from local and global and macro and micro perspectives.

To this end, Global Business Review invites contributions from professionals from both host and guest countries. Among the regular features are CEOs forum, policy debate, review articles and book reviews. Special theme focused and guest-edited issues are also planned.

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

Global Business Review provides an outlet for research and scholarship on management-related themes and topics. It publishes articles which are of a multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and internationally significant nature. Thus our major objectives are to attract thoughtful scholarship that matters to corporate and other institutions, for their overall development, as well as to society at large. We encourage contributions from around the globe, with special emphasis on emerging economies. The journal includes empirical, conceptual and methodological articles across the full range of business and management disciplines, including general management, human resource management, organizational behavior, management development, accounting and finance, business ethics, equality, diversity and inclusion, strategic management, marketing, operations management, technology management, information technology, business economics, public sector management, management of non-government organizations and research methods. Among the regular features are Chief Executive Officer’s Forum, Policy Debate, Review Articles and Book Reviews. This is a refereed journal. Papers are reviewed by eminent academicians and professionals from various places of the world.

Associate Editor
Kakali Kanjilal Associate Professor, Statistics and Operations area, IMI Delhi
Richa Awasthy Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour, IMI, New Delhi
Himadri Roy Chaudhuri Associate Professor, Marketing, IMI Kolkata
Editorial Assistant
Leena Prakasan International Management Institute, New Delhi
Advisory Editorial Board
Beatrice Avolio Alecchi Centrum Centro Negocios, Lima, Peru
Kaushik Basu The World Bank and Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
Pankaj Chandra Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India
Amitava Chattopadhyay INSEAD-The Asia Campus, Singapore
S G Deshmukh ABV Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Raj S Dhankar Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Bakul Dholakia International Management Institute, New Delhi, India
Avijit Ghosh University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States of America
Harukiyo Hasegawa Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Rolph van der Hoeven Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Shozo Inouye Ibaraki Christian University, Hitachi, Japan
Thomas Kochan Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Sarosh Kuruvilla Cornell University, USA
Joseph S Lee National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Fernando Padovani The Universidade Do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Padma Prakash IRIS Knowledge Foundation, Mumbai, India
Ranjan Ray Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Tudor Rickards Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester
Thomas P Gehrig University of Vienna, Austria
Paul Vandenberg Asian Development Bank, Manila, The Philippines
Louise Whittaker Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa
Yang Yao Peking University,Beijing,China
Amos Owen Thomas Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University
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  • Submission Guidelines for Global Business Review

    1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Global Business Review, International Management Institute, B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Delhi 110 016. E-mail:

    2. Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles.

    3. All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (preferably A4) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Articles should not exceed 5,000 words. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference. Manuscript submissions through email are preferred. Contributors should submit their articles at

    4. Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.

    5. Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).

    6. Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).

    7. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.

    8. Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.

    9. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently.

    10. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.

    11. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi/1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavor). All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately.

    12. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.

    13. Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.

    a) Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

    b) Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

    c) Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case (first letter of all words except articles and conjunctions are capitalized – e.g., Journal of Business Ethics).

    d) Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.

    14. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    (a) In text citations:

    One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’.

    One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..

    One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].

    Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).

    Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).

    Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).

    If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

    · Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)

    · Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)

    · Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).

    (b) Books:
    Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

    (c) Edited Books:
    Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.

    (d) Translated books:
    Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

    (e) Book chapters:
    Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation. (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

    (f) Journal articles:
    Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [Doi number optional]

    (g) Newsletter article, no author:
    Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from

    (h) Newspaper article:
    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

    (i) In-press article:
    Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and
    Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from

    (j) Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
    Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

    (h) Special issue or section in a journal:
    Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1-17.

    15. Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.

    16. Once submitted, a manuscript goes through the following stages.

    • The Editor first cursorily examines the manuscript to check whether there is an obvious reason to reject it, for example, if it does not fit well within the aims and scope of GBR.

    • Once the preliminary checks are done, the manuscript is peer-reviewed, a stage which usually takes 5–6 weeks, but may take longer time in some cases. GBR follows a typical double-blind review process, meaning that the author does not get to know who reviews the manuscript and similarly, the reviewer does not know who wrote it.

    • Depending upon the reviewers’ recommendations, the manuscript is accepted or rejected or, most likely, rewriting suggestions are given to the author, who then modifies the manuscript as per the requirement and sends a revised manuscript.

    • Once the Editor decides to accept a manuscript, then the author is requested to send an electronic version (MS Word format) of the final document, which is then forwarded to the publisher (SAGE Publications).

    • The production process at SAGE begins with the copyediting of the manuscript, followingwhich, queries (if any) identified by the Production Editor are sent to the Editorial Officer, who then forwards the query documents to the concerned authors. Queries could be about any missing information, ambiguous statements, or about missing citations and references in the article.

    • The Production Editor at SAGE works in close coordination with the Editorial Officer for GBR and resolves queries with the authors. The clarifications sent by the authors are sent to the Production Editor who then incorporates the suggested corrections in the article.

    • Several rounds of quality-checking are done at the publisher’s end, during which, the Production Editor may chose to send further queries (if necessary) to the authors through the Editorial Officer. The authors are shown the typeset proofs of their articles, so that they can review their articles and send proof corrections (if any), before the final version goes into print.


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