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Emerging Economy Studies

Emerging Economy Studies

Published in Association with International Management Institute, New Delhi


eISSN: 24542148 | ISSN: 23949015 | Current volume: 4 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

Call for Papers

This is a peer-reviewed journal aims to provide:

a) In-depth understanding of contemporary business with a focus on solution of existing real world problems;
b) Thought leadership through dissemination of research in progress and innovative ideas that can disrupt existing practice and lead to newer models;
c) Awareness of upcoming business trends and creation of an intellectual agenda for discussion and discourse.
d) The journal is envisaged primarily as a platform to build and share opinion among a wider audience, the texture of the essays/ articles therefore, is expected to be lucid, reader-friendly and of an applied nature.

The journal would provide a platform for the articles that showcase exemplary management of organization and/or people. It would primarily encourage research essays and opinion articles that engage in nuanced discussion of concepts and issues without getting overly caught in technical complexity. Apart from functional business management areas like marketing, operations, finance, and human resources etc., the journal would be open to articles/ essays that include applied sociology, applied psychology, economics, social sector issues, leadership, women empowerment through business, insights from different industry segments, impact of governance and public policy on business decisions etc. The journal would also carry interviews of eminent business leaders, area experts, and academicians to further add to the fine corpus of thinking and practice it means to capture and highlight.

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

Emerging Economy Studies intends to provide intellectual space to scholars and practitioners working on diverse issues concerning emerging economies, who have something new to say. The journal invites contributions from scholars who are analyzing, corporate managers who are experiencing and policy makers who are participating in the processes of economic development and social changes that are happening in the emerging economies. The journal also invites papers, which deal with a specific emerging economy or make comparative assessment between different emerging economies. Papers which may focus on particular sector or inter-sectoral changes in the case of emerging economy or across different emerging economies are also welcome.

The journal is also interested in publishing studies, which test the appropriateness of received wisdom or patterns of development arrived at from the experiences of the developed market economies, western models and scholarship in explaining the transitions in emerging economies. This will also include papers on distinct management practices that are specific to an emerging economy or at variance with western business practices. The journal also invites papers that analyze regulatory frameworks of different emerging economies and their consequences on process of development or progress of different sectors and working of businesses. The journal also welcomes case studies which fall within the above mentioned aims and scope of the journal.

The wide variety of intellectual output that is covered by the aims and scope of the journal clearly suggests that journal is more focused on inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies on emerging economies, using knowledge and wisdom contained in different fields of economics, management, sociology and economic anthropology.

Associate Editors
Alok K. Singh International Management Institute, New Delhi, India
Sajeet Pradhan International Management Institute, New Delhi, India
Editorial Board
Djamchid Assadi Professor in Strategic Marketing, Burgundy School of Business, France
Alfredo Behrens Professor, Cross-cultural Leadership at FIA Business School, São Paulo, Brazil
Angelo Camillo Associate Professor, School of Business, Woodbury University, CA, USA
Nayan Chanda Director of Publications and Editor of Yale Global online magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, CT, USA
Bakul H Dholakia International Management Institute, New Delhi, India
Helani Galpaya CEO, LIRNEasia, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Anil K Khandelwal Former Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda and Dena Bank, India
Vivek Kulkarni Mananging Director, Brickwork Ratings, Bangalore, India
Subhash Ray Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Hema Sharda Winthrop Professor/Director, South Asia Relations, Australia
HOU Shuiping Professor, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, China
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  • Submission Guidelines for Emerging Economy Studies

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be e-mailed to: The Editor, Emerging Economy Studies. E-mail:

    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


    1. All articles should be typed on one side of the paper (Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12; preferably A4 size paper) and double-spaced throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, notes, references and any other matter). Articles should have a minimum of 3,000 words and should not exceed 5,000 words. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.

    2. Use “footnotes” instead of “notes.” If notes are given, please change them to footnotes. No end notes are allowed.

    3. APA style and American spellings are to be followed.

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

    5. 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.

    6. 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 %).

    7. 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.

    8. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimized, but used consistently. Tables and figures are to be inserted at appropriate places and titled and numbered (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions. Mathematical models, if any, are to be presented in the Appendix.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. 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:

    12. In text citations:

    For each in-text citation there must be a corresponding citation in the reference list and for each reference list entry there must be a corresponding in-text citation.

    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 to five authors: (Basu, Banerji, & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].

    One work by more than five authors: Basu et al. (2007).

    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, U. (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

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

    (d) Translated books:
    Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York, NY: 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: 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 httep://

    (h) Newspaper article:
    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4. [If page number not available, URL must be provided.]

    (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.

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

    2. Authors are encouraged to highlight one-two lines of text within the article that captures the essence/spirit of the article and would help a reader in identifying with the piece.

    3. 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.

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