Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective, a collaborative endeavor of the Management Development Institute, Gurugram, and SAGE Publications, aims at driving forward research in the field of business and management sciences by providing high-quality evidence based papers for academics, researchers, managers and policymakers. The journal, endeavoring to create influence on the academic as well as corporate thinkers, aspires to provide opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas across a wide spectrum of scholarly opinions to promote theoretical, empirical and comparative research on problems confronting the business world.
Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective is published in March, June, September and December every year. The journal publishes theoretical as well as applied research work. It caters to researchers, academics corporate professionals from India and other parts of the globe. Research papers, perspective articles, and cases have been often used as supportive course material by the academia, and corporate world.
The content covered in recent years spans the latest developments in the following:
· Accounting and Control
· Agriculture and Rural Development
· CSR and Sustainability
· Finance and Banking
· General Management
· Information Sciences
· Innovation and Entrepreneurship
· Operations Management
· Organizational Behaviour
· Public Policies and Governance
· Strategic Management
Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://journals.sagepub.com/home/vis.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal of the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India published by SAGE Publications.
This journal contains papers in all functional areas of management, including economic and business environment. The journal is premised on creating influence on the academic as well as corporate thinkers.
Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective is published in March, June, September and December every year. Its targeted readers are researchers, academics involved in research, and corporates with excellent professional backgrounds from India and other parts of the globe. Its contents have been often used as supportive course materials by the academics and corporate professionals.
The journal has been providing opportunity for discussion and exchange of ideas across the widest spectrum of scholarly opinions to promote theoretical, empirical and comparative research on problems confronting the business world. Most of the contributors to this journal range from the outstanding and the well published to the upcoming young academics and corporate functionaries. The journal publishes theoretical as well as applied research works.
Vision-The Journal of Business Perspective is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://vis.sagepub.com
|Peter B H Ackers||De Montfort University, UK|
|Richard E Boyatzis||Case Western Reserve University, USA|
|Joost Bücker||Radboud University, Netherlands|
|Roger N. Conaway||Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico|
|Cary Cooper||Manchester Business School, UK|
|Sajal Ghosh||Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India|
|Stefan Gröschl||ESSEC Business School, France|
|Dennis Heaton||Maharishi University of Management, USA|
|Asha Kaul||Professor, Communication Area, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad|
|Adela J McMurray||RMIT University, Australia|
|Avinandan Mukherjee||College of Business, Clayton State University, USA|
|Sharda Nandram||Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands|
|Nitin Pangarkar||National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore|
|Andreas Pinkwart||HHL Graduate School of Business, Germany|
|Ajit Prasad||Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India|
|June Xiaojun Qian||Tsinghua University, Beijing, China|
|Debi Saini||Former Editor, Vision, India|
|G P Shukla||Duke University, USA|
|Claire A Simmers||Saint Joseph's University, USA|
|R K Singh||Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India|
|Samir K Srivastava||Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India|
|Meenu Pawar||Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India|
Types of Contributions:
Full length articles (5000–7000 words): Original high-quality research papers
Management Cases (5000–7000 words) and Case Analyses (1000–1700 words)
Review Articles (up to 5000 words): Critical literature review of published work
Perspectives (1000–3000 words): Opinion-based articles
Book reviews (800–1200 words) are also welcome.
All submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Copyright Form: 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.
- Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be emailed to email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Articles should be written in MS Word, Times New Roman font, and should be submitted in soft copy. Manuscripts should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
- All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
- Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
- 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’).
- 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.
- Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
- 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.
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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Italicize: Book and Journal titles are to be italicized.
- 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:
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).
Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.
Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.
Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.
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.
Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6184.108.40.206 [DOI number optional]
Newsletter article, no author:
Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from http://www.ncrjs.gov/html
[Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from http://cogprints.org/5780/1/ECSRAP.F07.pdf
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.
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.
- Book reviews must have details like name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
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