The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM) provides a specialized academic medium and main reference for the encouragement and dissemination of research on cross cultural aspects of management, work, and organization. This includes both original qualitative and quantitative empirical work as well as theoretical and conceptual work which adds to the understanding of management across cultures. The Journal also promotes an understanding of the role of culture which is able to guide both theory and practice.
"Cross-cultural management, as a subject of inquiry, brings to the fore a number of methodological concerns that are normally not present in mono-cultural research. These concerns are well-illustrated in many of the papers published in IJCCM. The explicit discussion of such issues as equivalence, sampling, and data collection makes a substantial contribution to our understanding and improvement of international management practice." Udo Staber, Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology, Germany
"IJCCM started off with quite an ambitious mandate to fill a much needed niche in management research. IJCCM sought to encourage multiplicity in methodologies and perspectives, indigenous research, a wider geographic spread of contributors and issues all the while maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. In the eight short years since its founding it has clearly met this mandate. In looking at the most recent issue I found articles by many of the leaders of the field from diverse backgrounds and names that are new to me, all writing on topics that are of great importance to cross cultural management. How often is it that you wish you had the time to read virtually every article in an issue? That is what I felt when I received this last issue. I applaud Jackson and Aycan for their thoughtful leadership that has put IJCCM at the forefront for those interested in research on cross cultural management. It has become a "must read" journal for thus of us in the field" Nakiye Boyacigiller, Sabanci University, Turkey
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://ccm.sagepub.com
The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research in cross cultural aspects of management, work and organization.
The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM) aims to provide a specialized academic medium and main reference for the encouragement and dissemination of research on cross cultural aspects of management, work and organization. This includes both original qualitative and quantitative empirical work as well as theoretical and conceptual work which significantly add to a critical understanding of management across cultures, from different paradigms and cultural perspectives. In particular it aims to be the first choice for scholarship that develops critical advances in knowledge, which challenges orthodoxy in international and cross-cultural research, which critically reviews current knowledge taking it to the next level, which presents new and exciting approaches, alternative paradigms, alternative cultural perspectives, and challenges the hegemony of Western management knowledge. As such, we aim to be the leading reference in critical, international and cross-cultural management and organizational scholarship, providing a rigorous yet developmental review process and timely publication.
The main emphasis is on intercultural and transcultural studies. Intracultural analysis is invited where this contributes to an understanding of the issues, problems and practice of managing, working and organizing across cultures. Of particular relevance is the application of cross cultural psychology, socio-cultural anthropology, sociology, cross cultural communication and related disciplines to cross cultural management issues and practice. Cross disciplinary approaches are also encouraged that address the international and cross cultural areas of organizational behaviour, organizational theory, human resource management, and management (with an emphasis on people in organizations). This does not exclude contributions from specialists working in other fields such as marketing, where there is a direct critical contribution to the understanding of the issues, problems and practices of managing, working and organizing across cultures. Therefore, an area such as cross cultural consumer behaviour is not likely to be considered, but intercultural negotiation will be.
All contributions are expected to contribute significantly to knowledge, either by offering critical reviews of existing knowledge, challenging accepted paradigms, or presenting different cultural perspectives. This might include work that helps to define the area, critically evaluates previous theory, and advocates new developments in theory and methods. Empirical work which does not just provide simple comparison across cultures is encouraged, as long as it attempts to present new and exciting departures to existing knowledge.
Articles are welcome from any academic or management discipline and from a broad spectrum of theoretical paradigms and methodologies. We certainly do not want to restrict this to the accepted 'western' or 'universal' paradigms, and culturally diverse approaches are encouraged, as are contributions from international and multicultural teams which draw on diverse and pluricultural approaches. Articles generally should address the questions 'How does this work (a) contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge on the role of culture in management theory and practice, and ultimately (b) help managers better manage people, organizations and change across cultures?'
Indigenous or endogenous management research is particularly encouraged and actively sought. We are concerned that contributions that do not take 'western' or 'westernized' approaches may be overlooked in other international journals. We encourage these contributions as long as their internal logic and external validity is sufficiently established. Single-culture work is acceptable provided it informs and advances knowledge in cross cultural management and this contribution is clearly stated. The ultimate utility to cross cultural management practice should be transparent.
We also encourage substantial critical comments on previously published work, and perspectives that challenge key issues in the subject area. We would also like to receive substantial reviews of conferences and other activities of academic and professional associations around the world devoted to cross cultural work as well as more traditional book review articles critically evaluating a number of publications. These must make a contribution to the study and understanding of cross cultural management, and will be subject to a review process.
'The Journal of Cross Cultural Management stands out as the leading journal for disseminating cross- cultural management knowledge, techniques, trends, and issues. During the past eight years, the journal has served as an important forum for scientific research and innovations in this area. The journal continues to benefit management scholars and practitioners in the international arena like no other journal' Rabindra N Kanungo, McGIll University, Canada.
|Dan Caprar||Australian School of Business, Australia (Australia)|
|Adriana Victoria Garibaldi de Hilal||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (South and Central America)|
|Rajen K Gupta||Management Development Institute, India (South Asia)|
|Franca Ovadje||Lagos Business School, Pan-African University, Nigeria (Africa)|
|Henriett Primecz||Covinus University of Budapest, Hungary (Europe)|
|Vasyl Taras||University of North Carolina, USA (North America)|
|Zeynep Aycan||Koc University, Turkey|
|Frederik Claeyé||Catholic University of Lille, France|
|Jelilat Oyetunji||Rhodes University, South Africa|
|Helena M. Addae||University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, USA|
|Nancy J Adler||McGill University, Montreal, Canada|
|Kevin Au||Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Roya Ayman||Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA|
|Greg J Bamber||Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia/ Newcastle University, UK|
|Cordula Barzantny||ESC Toulouse, France|
|Rabi S Bhagat||University of Memphis, USA|
|Dharm P S Bhawuk||University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA|
|Allan Bird||University of Missouri, USA|
|Michael H. Bond||The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Ingwer Borg||GESIS, Mannheim, Germany|
|Nakiye Boyacigiller||Sabanci University, Turkey|
|Mary Yoko Brannen, Ph.D.||INSEAD – Boulevard de Constance, Fontainebleau Cedex, France|
|Michael Braun||GESIS, Mannheim, Germany|
|Weining C Chang||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Stewart R Clegg||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Fang Lee Cooke||Manchester University, UK|
|Philippe d'Iribarne||Gestion et Socièté, Paris, France|
|Herbert J Davis||George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA|
|Sue Canney Davison||Pipal International, Kenya|
|Joseph J Distefano||IMD, Switzerland|
|Shimon Dolan||ESADE, Barcelona, Spain|
|Dov Elizur||Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel|
|Efrat Elron||Tel Hai College, Israel|
|George W England||University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Michele J Gelfand||University of Maryland, USA|
|Julia Gluesing||Wayne State University, USA|
|John Hailey||City University, UK|
|Anne-Wil K Harzing||Middlesex University London, UK|
|Mary Jo Hatch||University of Virginia, USA|
|Geert Hofstede||Tilburg University|
|Dirk Holtbrügge||University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany|
|Professor Frank Horwitz||Cranfield University, UK|
|C. Harry Hui||University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Serap Keles||Bahcesehit University, Turkey|
|Moses Kiggundu||Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada|
|Catherine T Kwantes||University of Windsor, Canada|
|Ran Lachman||College of Management (Tel-Aviv), Israel|
|Henry W Lane||Northeastern University, USA|
|Mila B. Lazarova||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Martha L Maznevski||IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Mark E. Mendenhall||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Sanjay T. Menon||Louisiana State University, USA|
|Michael Minkov||International University College, Bulgaria|
|Michael Morley||University of Limerick, Ireland|
|Niels G. Noorderhaven||Tilburg University, The Netherlands|
|Joyce Osland||San Jose State University, USA|
|Rebecca Piekkari||Helsinki School of Economics, Finland|
|Steven A Y Poelmans||IESE Business School, Spain|
|Betty Jane Punnett||University of the West Indies, Barbados|
|B.Sebastian Reiche, PhD||IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain|
|Lilach Sagiv||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Susan C Schneider||HEC University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|Shalom H. Schwartz||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Jan Selmer||Aarhus School of Business, Denmark|
|Oded Shenkar||Ohio State University, Columbus, USA|
|Jai B. P. Sinha||ASSERT Institute of Management Studies, Patna, Bihar, India|
|Peter B. Smith||University of Sussex, UK|
|Mikael Sondergaard||University of Aarhus, Denmark|
|Paul Sparrow||University of Lancaster, UK|
|Monir Tayeb||Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK|
|Fany Tchaicovski||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Satu Teerikangas||Helsinki University of Technology, Finland|
|David A. Thomas||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Harry C. Triandis||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA|
|Rosalie L Tung||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Jean-Claude Usunier||University of Lausanne, Dorigny|
|Ilan Vertinsky||University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada|
|Arzu S Wasti||Sabanci University, Turkey|
|Susumu Yamaguchi||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Lena Zander||Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden|
- Article types
1.1 Cross-cultural Articles
1.2 Cultural Perspectives
1.3 Commentaries and Critical Reviews
- Editorial Policies
2.1 Peer review policy
- Publishing Policies
3.1 Publication Ethics
- How to submit your manuscript
- Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
- Declaration of conflicting interests policy
- Other conventions
8.1 Funding acknowledgement
- Manuscript style
10.1 File types
10.2 Journal style
10.3 Reference style
10.4 Manuscript preparation
10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
10.4.5 English language editing services
- After acceptance
11.3 SAGE production
- Further information
The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management provides a specialized academic medium and main reference for the encouragement and dissemination of research on cross cultural aspects of management, work and organization.
Article types include original qualitative and quantitative empirical work as well as theoretical and conceptual work which add to the understanding of management across cultures. The Journal also promotes an understanding of the role of culture which is able to guide both theory and practice.
1.1 Cross-cultural Articles which help to define the area, critically evaluate previous theory, and advocate new developments in theory and methods. Empirical work which does not just provide simple comparison across cultures is encouraged. These are welcome from any academic or management discipline and from a broad spectrum of theoretical paradigms and methodologies. We certainly do not want to restrict this to the accepted 'western' or 'universal' paradigms, and culturally diverse approaches are encouraged, as are contributions from international and multicultural teams which draw on diverse and pluricultural approaches. However, ultimately articles in this section should address the questions 'How does this work (a) contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge on the role of culture in management theory and practice, and ultimately (b) help managers better manage people, organizations and change across cultures?'
1.2 Cultural Perspectives. Contributions, particularly from non-western societies, which represent indigenous management research are actively sought. We are particularly concerned that contributions which do not take a 'western' or 'westernized' approach may be overlooked in international journals. We encourage these contributions as long as their internal logic and external validity is sufficiently established. Single culture work is acceptable provided it informs and advances knowledge in cross-cultural management and this contribution is clearly stated. The ultimate utility to cross-cultural management practice should also be transparent.
1.3 Commentaries and Critical Reviews. We would like to encourage substantial comments on previously published work, perspectives and comments on key issues in the subject area. We would also like to receive substantial reviews of conferences and other activities of academic and professional associations around the world devoted to cross-cultural work as well as more traditional book review articles which evaluate a number of publications. These also must make a contribution to the study and understanding of cross-cultural management, and will be subject to a review process.
2. Editorial Policies
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within (eg) 4-6 weeks of submission.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
• The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
• The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
• Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.
Manuscripts and illustrations should be submitted online via SAGE Track: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IJCCM
If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the Author Center and the 'Click here to Submit a New Manuscript' option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the ‘Online Help’ button at the top right of every screen.
Please prepare a file in a MS Office Word.doc and ensure that referees cannot identify you through citing of your own work. Please also prepare a separate title page with author contact details.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), International Journal of Cross Cultural Management additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. All research articles should have a funding acknowledgement in the form of a sentence as follows, with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets:
This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxx].
Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by semi-colon, with “and” before the final funder. Thus:
This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa].
In some cases, research is not funded by a specific project grant, but rather from the block grant and other resources available to a university, college or other research institution. Where no specific funding has been provided for the research we ask that corresponding authors use the following sentence:
This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Please include this information under a separate heading entitled “Funding” directly after any other Acknowledgements prior to your “Declaration of Conflicting Interests” (if applicable), any Notes and your References.
For more information on the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers, please visit: http://www.rin.ac.uk/funders-acknowledgement
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
10.1 File types .
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word doc, docx, rtf, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.
10.2 Journal Style
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here on the below link to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.
10.3 Reference Style
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management operates a SAGE Harvard reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.
10.4.5 English Language Editing services
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/submission.sp for further information.
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.
11.3 SAGE Production
At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.
We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in International Journal of Cross Cultural Management with SAGE.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:
Professor Terence Jackson,
Middlesex University Business School,
The Burroughs, Hendon,