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Competition & Change

The Journal of Globalisation, Financialisation and Political Economy

Editors
Hulya Dagdeviren University of Hertfordshire, UK
Peter Lund-Thomsen Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Leo McCann Manchester Business School, UK
Associate Editors
Jennifer Bair University of Colorado, USA
Andrew Cumbers University of Glasgow, UK
Gary Dymski Leeds University Business School, UK
Julie Froud Manchester Business School, UK
Daniela Gabor University of West of England, UK
David Gindis University of Hertfordshire, UK
Jane Hardy University of Hertfordshire, UK
Alexandra Hughes Newcastle University, UK
Özgür ORHANGAZI Kadir Has University, Turkey
Anastasia Nesvetailova City University, UK
Florance Palpacuer University of Montpellier, France
Phil Tomlinson University of Bath, UK

Other Titles in:
Business & Management

eISSN: 14772221 | ISSN: 10245294 | Current volume: 21 | Current issue: 4


SAGE commenced publication from Maney of this journal from 2015. All prior published volumes are available to access on SAGE Journals, follow ‘all content’ link above.

Competition and Change is an international peer-reviewed journal, uniquely featuring theoretical, empirical and policy oriented research that aims to develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of competition and change with respect to globalization, financialization and broader conceptualizations of restructuring capitalist relations. The journal is inter-disciplinary and welcomes contributions from a wide range of social science disciplines, including heterodox economics, political economy, critical research on work, management and organization, economic geography, sociology, development studies and international relations. In particular, we are interested in research and scholarly work that focuses on:

1. The nature of contemporary capitalism, including its organizational and spatial dynamics and their gendered effects

2. The drivers, mechanisms, and uneven impacts of globalization and social change

3. The changing configuration of state-market-civil society relations, including diverse forms of governance, regulation, resistance, and social welfare

4. The forms, processes and consequences of financialization

5. Global value chains and production networks, industrial clusters and other organizational forms with new implications for economic, social, and environmental upgrading.

6. Different forms and disruptive influences of capitalist instability including global civil society, social movements, migration, and climate change.

7. Industrial structure, nature of competition and performance within and across national/regional economies

8. How global political economy shapes, and is shaped by, the worlds of work, organization, society, and nature

The journal publishes:

• Full length peer reviewed articles (7,000 to 10,000 words)

• Special and themed issues

• Review articles and position pieces (3,000 to 8,000)

• Short items of relevant news and information for the academic community for our news section (500 to 2,000 words).

The editors of the journal aim to return an initial decision on all submissions within 12 weeks from the date of submission.

The journal is indexed in SCOPUS.



 



Competition and Change is an international peer-reviewed journal, uniquely featuring theoretical, empirical and policy oriented research that aims to develop an understanding of the causes and consequences of competition and change with respect to globalization, financialization and broader conceptualizations of restructuring capitalist relations. The journal is inter-disciplinary and welcomes contributions from a wide range of social science disciplines, including heterodox economics, political economy, critical research on work, management and organization, economic geography, sociology, development studies and international relations. In particular, we are interested in research and scholarly work that focuses on:

1. The nature of contemporary capitalism, including its organizational and spatial dynamics and their gendered effects

2. The drivers, mechanisms, and uneven impacts of globalization and social change

3. The changing configuration of state-market-civil society relations, including diverse forms of governance, regulation, resistance, and social welfare

4. The forms, processes and consequences of financialization

5. Global value chains and production networks, industrial clusters and other organizational forms with new implications for economic, social, and environmental upgrading.

6. Different forms and disruptive influences of capitalist instability including global civil society, social movements, migration, and climate change.

7. Industrial structure, nature of competition and performance within and across national/regional economies

8. How global political economy shapes, and is shaped by, the worlds of work, organization, society, and nature

The journal publishes:

• Full length peer reviewed articles (7,000 to 10,000 words)

• Special and themed issues

• Review articles and position pieces (3,000 to 8,000)

• Short items of relevant news and information for the academic community for our news section (500 to 2,000 words).

The editors of the journal aim to return an initial decision on all submissions within 12 weeks from the date of submission.

The journal is indexed in SCOPUS.

All submissions should be sent in electronic format, preferably in Microsoft Word, to Vicky Reid, Editorial Assistant at v.reid@herts.ac.uk. Please ensure the text in the subject box reads 'Submission to Competition & Change'. Authors wishing to correspond with the Editor, Jane Hardy, are also welcome to do so by e-mail.

Further information can be found at: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/competition-change/journal202358#submission-guidelines.

Editorial Board
Richard Appelbaum University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Robert Boyer CEPREMAP, France
Martin Carnoy Stanford University, USA
Manuel Castells University of Southern California, USA
Edward K Y Chen Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Peter Dicken University of Manchester, UK
Yves L Doz INSEAD, France
Gary Gereffi Duke University, USA
Anthony Giddens London School of Economics, UK
Gary Hamilton University of Washington, USA
Colin Haslam Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Jeffrey Henderson University of Bristol, UK
Keith Randle University of Hertfordshire, UK
Saskia Sassen Columbia University, USA
Allen J Scott University of California Los Angeles, USA
Barbara Stallings Brown University, USA
Ivan Szelenyi New York University, Abu Dhabi, USA
Robert Wade London School of Economics, UK
Richard Whitley Manchester Business School, UK
Karel Williams Manchester Business School, UK
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  • Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cach to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Competition and Change will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
      2.6 Research ethics and patient consent
      2.7 Clinical trials
      2.8 Reporting guidelines
      2.9 Data
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 ORCID
      5.2 Information required for completing your submission
      5.3 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Competition and Change, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Competition & Change  welcomes original submissions that match the aims and scope of the journal on the understanding that the article has not previously been published, and is not being concurrently submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be sent to independent referees.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Competition and Change adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. To ensure anonymity in the double blind refereeing process, the author's name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. If using Microsoft Word the manuscript 'Summary', under the menu 'File/Properties/Summary', should be erased. In addition, references to previous work by the author should be cited so as to maintain anonymity, such as 'Author, 2004: 23'.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    • Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    • Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    • Approved the version to be published,
    • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    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.

    2.4 Funding

    Competition and Change requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Competition and Change encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    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.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Competition and Change 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 published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the 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; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    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 the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Competition and Change offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 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.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Competition and Change adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Competition and Change is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cach to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.1 ORCID

    As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process SAGE is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities ensuring that their work is recognised.

    We encourage all authors to add their ORCIDs to their SAGE Track accounts and include their ORCIDs as part of the submission process. If you don’t already have one you can create one here.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary 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 see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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