Journal of Management

Journal of Management

Official Journal of the Southern Management Association

2014 Impact Factor: 6.071
2014 Ranking: 4/185 in Management | 3/115 in Business | 1/76 in Psychology, Applied
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Patrick M. Wright University of South Carolina

eISSN: 15571211| ISSN: 01492063|Current volume: 41|Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly
The Journal of Management (JOM) is committed to publishing scholarly empirical and theoretical research articles, that have a high impact on the management field as a whole. The journal encourages new ideas or new perspectives on existing research. The journal covers such areas as:

  • Business strategy & policy
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human resource management
  • Organizational theory
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods

Review Issues are published biannually in January and July. These issues include widely read and widely cited collections of articles in the field of management and have become a major resource for management scholars. The Review Issues cover a broad range of topics from a wide range of academic disciplines, methodologies, and theoretical paradigms. The review issue call for proposals is posted in December. Proposals can be submitted during the month of June.

The Journal of Management welcomes empirical and theoretical articles dealing with micro, meso, and macro workplace phenomena. Manuscripts that are suitable for publication in the Journal of Management cover domains such as business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods.

Patrick M. Wright University of South Carolina
Senior Associate Editors
David G. Allen University of Memphis - USA
Catherine A. Maritan Syracuse University
Associate Editor Team
Bianca Beersma University of Amsterdam
Devi Gnyawali Virginia Tech University
Brian Hoffman University of Georgia
Eden B. King George Mason University
Sucheta Nadkarni University of Cambridge, UK
Fred Oswald Rice University
Anne Parmigiani University of Oregon
Christopher O. L. H. Porter Indiana University
Karen A. Schnatterly University of Missouri
Bill Schulze University of Utah
Craig Wallace Oklahoma State University
William Wan City University of Hong Kong
Managing Editor
Stro Prothro University of South Carolina
Editorial Assistant
Cori Jones University of South Carolina
Editorial Board
Herman Aguinis Indiana University
Federico Aime Oklahoma State University
Todd M. Alessandri Northeastern University
Matthew Allen Babson College
Maureen L. Ambrose University of Central Florida
Neil Anderson Brunel University, London
Goce Andrevski Queen's School of Business
John Antonakis University of Lausanne
Craig E. Armstrong University of Alabama
Jonathan D. Arthurs Oregon State University
Neal Ashkanasy The University of Queensland
Ariel Avgar University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Natarajan Balasubramanian Syracuse University
Timothy R. Barnett Mississippi State University
Robert A. Baron Oklahoma State University
Murray R. Barrick Texas A&M University
Michael Bashshur Singapore Management University
Talya N. Bauer Portland State University
Manuel Becerra IE Business School
Brian E. Becker University at Buffalo
Robert J. Bies Georgetown University
Lyda Bigelow University of Utah
Steven L. Blader New York University
Ramona Bobocel University of Waterloo
Mark C. Bolino University of Oklahoma
Prashant Bordia The Australian National University
John W. Boudreau University of Southern California
Oana Branzei Western University Canada
Joan F. Brett Arizona State University
Keith D. Brouthers King's College London
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Rhett Brymer Miami University
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J. Ignacio Canales University of Glasgow
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Gary J. Castrogiovanni Florida Atlantic University
Clint Chadwick University of Kansas
C.S. Richard Chan State University of New York at Stony Brook
Donna Chrobot-Mason University of Cincinnati
Susan K. Cohen University of Pittsburgh
Adrienne J. Colella Tulane University
Donald E. Conlon Michigan State University
Brian L. Connelly Auburn University
Joep Cornelissen Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands
Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro London School of Economics and Political Science
Jonathan Crawshaw Aston University
T. Russell Crook University of Tennessee
Cynthia S. Cycyota United States Air Force Academy
Urs Daellenbach Victoria University of Wellington
Kevin Daniels University of East Anglia
Parthiban David American University
David V. Day University of Western Australia
John Delery University of Arkansas
Deanne N. den Hartog University of Amsterdam
Richard P. DeShon Michigan State University
Jonathan Doh Villanova University
Ceasar Douglas Florida State University
Fritz Drasgow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bryan Edwards Oklahoma State University
Doris Fay University of Potsdam
Daniel C. Feldman University of Georgia
Teppo Felin University of Oxford
Lisa M. Finkelstein Northern Illinois University
Robert Folger University of Central Florida
Franco Fraccaroli University of Trento
Ingrid Fulmer Rutgers University
Vibha Gaba INSEAD
Daniel C. Ganster Colorado State University
Massimo Garbuio University of Sydney
Mark B. Gavin West Virginia University
Jennifer M. George Rice University
K. Matthew Gilley St. Mary's University
Lucy L. Gilson University of Connecticut
Theresa M Glomb University of Minnesota
Barry M. Goldman University of Arizona
Vicente González-Romá University of Valencia
Maria Goranova University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Rebecca Greenbaum Oklahoma State University
Gary Greguras Singapore Management University
Rodger Griffeth Ohio University
Markus Groth University of New South Wales
David E. Guest King's College London, UK
Stan Gully The Pennsylvania State University
Jonathon Halbesleben University of Alabama
Leslie B. Hammer Portland State University
Jared Harris Darden Business School
Donald Hatfield Virginia Tech
Mikki R. Hebl Rice University
Paul Hempel City University of Hong Kong
Aaron Hill Oklahoma State University
Gerard P. Hodgkinson University of Warwick
Tim R. Holcomb Miami University
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R. Michael Holmes Jr. Florida State University
Brooks Holtom Georgetown University
Peter W. Hom Arizona State University
Jasper Hotho Copenhagen Business School
Chun Hui University of Hong Kong
Steven T. Hunt SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
Gazi Islam Grenoble École de Management
Arthur G. Jago University of Missouri
Scott Johnson Oklahoma University
David A. Jones University of Vermont
K. Michele Kacmar Texas State University
Seth Kaplan George Mason University
Amit Karna Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Joy Karriker East Carolina University
Rebecca Kehoe Rutgers University
Franz W. Kellermanns University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Geoffrey Kistruck York University
Brian S. Klaas University of South Carolina
Patricia Klarner Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
M. Audrey Korsgaard University of South Carolina
Steven W. J. Kozlowski Michigan State University
Kurt Kraiger Colorado State University
Maria L. Kraimer University of Iowa
Aldas Kriauciunas Purdue University
David Kryscynski Brigham Young University
Tomi Laamanen University of St. Gallen
Nandini Lahiri Temple University
Ronald S. Landis Illinois Institute of Technology
Gary P. Latham University of Toronto
Sergio G. Lazzarini Insper Institute of Education and Research
James M. LeBreton The Pennsylvania State University
Peggy M. Lee Arizona State University
David P. Lepak Rutgers University
Edward Levitas University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Roy J. Lewicki The Ohio State University
Andrew Li West Texas A&M University
Jiatao T. Li Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Julia Li City University of Hong Kong
Sali Li University of South Carolina
Robert Liden University of Illinois at Chicago
Elizabeth Lim Georgia State University
Hao-Chieh Lin National Sun Yat-sen University
Edwin A. Locke University of Maryland
Manuel London State University of New York at Stony Brook
Kevin B. Lowe University of Auckland
Alison Mackey Brigham Young University
Ty B. Mackey University of Utah
Carl Maertz Saint Louis University
Juan P. Maicas University of Zaragoza
Debra A. Major Old Dominion University
Gideon D. Markman Colorado State University
Sarah J. Marsh Northern Illinois University
Luis L. Martins University of Texas at Austin
Todd Maurer Georgia State University
Roger C. Mayer North Carolina State University
Dean B. McFarlin Duquesne University
Patrick F. McKay Rutgers University
Frances McKee-Ryan University of Nevada, Reno
Alexander McKelvie Syracuse University
Aaron McKenny University of Central Florida
Marie S. Mitchell University of Georgia
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Robert Moorman Elon University
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Jennifer Nahrgang Arizona State University
Donald O. Neubaum Oregon State University
Charlene Nicholls-Nixon Universidad Panamericana
Bo Nielsen University of Sydney
Raymond Noe The Ohio State University
Anthony Nyberg University of South Carolina
Anne M. O'Leary-Kelly University of Arkansas
Jane O'Reilly University of Ottawa
Desiree Pacheco Portland State University
Sotirios Paroutis University of Warwick
Charles K. Parsons Georgia Institute of Technology
Malcolm Patterson University of Sheffield
G. Tyge Payne Texas Tech University
Riccardo Peccei King's College London
Jean Phillips The Pennsylvania State University
Charles A. Pierce University of Memphis
Robert Ployhart University of South Carolina
Philip M. Podsakoff University of Florida
Richard Posthuma The University of Texas at El Paso
Gary N. Powell University of Connecticut
John E. Prescott University of Pittsburgh
S. Douglas Pugh Virginia Commonwealth University
James Campbell Quick University of Texas at Arlington
Miguel A. Quiñones Southern Methodist University
Alannah E. Rafferty The University of NSW
Roberto Ragozzino ESADE Business School
Annette Ranft University of Tennessee
Davide Ravasi Cass Business School
Elizabeth C. Ravlin University of South Carolina
Jochen Reb Singapore Management University
Charlie L. Reeve University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Simon Lloyd Restubog The Australian National University
Taco Reus Erasmus University
Doug Reynolds Development Dimensions International
Ansgar Richter University of Liverpool
Quinetta Roberson Villanova University
Neal Roese Northwestern University
Steven G. Rogelberg University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Christopher Rosen University of Arkansas
Deborah Rupp Purdue University
Alan Saks University of Toronto
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Rommel Salvador California State University, Fullerton
William R. Sandberg University of South Carolina
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Mario Schijven University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Daniel P. Skarlicki Sauder School of Business
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Lori Anderson Snyder University of Oklahoma
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André Spicer City University London
Kannan Srikanth Singapore Management University
Manish Srivastava Michigan Technological University
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Cynthia K. Stevens University of Maryland
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Tony W. Tong University of Colorado
Charlie Trevor University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Stephen Wood University of Leicester
Thomas A. Wright Fordham University
Yan Zhang Peking University
Jing Zhou Rice University
Michael J. Zickar Bowling Green State University
Ryan D. Zimmerman Virginia Tech
Michael Zyphur University of Melbourne
Founding Editor
Dennis F. Ray, 1975-1977 Mississippi State University
Past Editors
Arthur G. Bedeian, 1978-1979 Auburn University
H. K. Downey, 1980-1982 Oklahoma State University
J. G. Hunt, 1983-1986 Texas Tech University
David D. Van Fleet, 1987-1989 Texas A&M University
Ricky W. Griffin, 1990-1992 Texas A&M University
Dan R. Dalton, 1992-1995 Indiana University
Robert P. Vecchio, 1995-1999 University of Notre Dame
K. M. Kacmar, 1999-2002 Florida State University
Daniel C. Feldman, 2002-2005 University of Georgia
Russell Cropanzano, 2006-2008 University of Arizona
Talya N. Bauer, 2009-2011 Portland State University
Deborah E. Rupp, 2012-2014 Purdue University
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  • Overview of Review Process

    Instructions for Authors

    The Journal of Management (JOM) publishes scholarly empirical, theoretical, and review articles dealing with management. Manuscripts that are suitable for publication in the journal cover areas such as business strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational theory, and research methods.

    The following brief checklist provides a quick reference for you to follow during your submission and manuscript review process.

    • Papers submitted should not be under concurrent consideration at another journal.
    • Any potential data overlap with previous studies should be noted and described in the letter to the Editor.
    • All new manuscripts should be submitted electronically. Electronic submissions should be uploaded to the Journal of Management by accessing
    • Files should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
    • All manuscripts must adhere to the JOM Style Guide.
    • Papers that severely violate the spirit of the guidelines (e.g., papers that are single-spaced, papers that use footnotes rather than conventional referencing formats, papers that greatly exceed 50 pages), or which do not clearly fit the mission of the journal will be returned to authors without being reviewed.
    • Authors should keep in mind that papers are evaluated on a page to contribution ratio.
    • We require that you have a colleague peer review any paper you submit to the Journal of Management. Please acknowledge your peer reviewer(s) and include other author notes in the letter to the Editor.
    • Accepted papers must fully adhere to the guidelines.

    Points of Interest

    • Submissions will be acknowledged via email upon receipt. We strive to make an editorial decision in under 90 days, but circumstances beyond our control occasionally dictate a longer cycle.
    • Each paper is reviewed by at least two reviewers and is also read by the action editor (either the Editor or an Associate Editor). Results of our decision, along with copies of the reviews, will be forwarded to the contact author as quickly as possible.
    • If authors are invited to prepare a revision for further consideration, our letters of invitation will outline the key issues to be resolved and an assessment of the likelihood of success.
    • Authors are normally given three to six months from the date of the invitation to prepare a revision. Our policy is to strive to make a final publication decision after one or two revisions (of course, further work may also be requested to resolve any remaining issues).
    • Papers accepted to the Journal of Management become part of the OnlineFirst system, which provides immediate access to finalized manuscripts prior to their physical printing. Relatively few articles can be printed in any given issue of the Journal of Management, yet several articles have already been approved. OnlineFirst allows researchers and others in the field to read and cite the most current information available. Please go to to view in press articles.

    Thank you for considering the Journal of Management as a publication outlet. We look forward to reviewing your research!

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