Special Issues of Peer-reviewed Journals

Only full papers are considered for special issues. All the submissions will be subjected to the review process of the concerned journals).


International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (IJBEM, Inderscience)

Guest editors:         

Dr. Isaac Wanasika, University of Northern Colorado, USA

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Montclair State University, USA

Dr. C. Jayachandran, Montclair State University, USA      

Please click here to download call for papers http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/cfp.php?id=3074

Evidence Based HRM (EBHRM, Emerald)

Special issue: Evidence-based HRM Journal (EBHRM, EMERALD)


Guest Co-Editors:

Dr. Sununta Siengthai, Professor, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology (A.I.T.); email: s.siengthai@ait.asia

Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; email: vasanthi@iimb.ernet.in

Globalization and regional integration, such as that of the ASEAN economic community, are being witnessed in Asia and some other emerging economies.  Simultaneously, global networks, knowledge hubs, ICT and cross border innovation are significantly altering the landscape of businesses. There is a growing recognition that economic growth and social development do not take place in a balanced manner.  Human capital investment and entrepreneurship will play a significant role in the development process.  Countries that invest in their human capital will be able to sustain their competitive advantage.  There are some key questions that challenge policy makers and practitioners and require empirical evidence and practice based insights. How would each country manage its talent at different levels in the economy? How do MNCs and domestic firms contribute to the development and advancement of human resource management while retaining the wisdom and practices of the local cultures? How can leadership be developed and nurtured among different actors like businesses, public institutions, and civil society organizations in the globalization era? How will ICT environment impact/enhance/disturb the HRM practices? How do innovative HRM practices contribute to the growth of business organizations? 

The focus of articles in EBHRM is that they will be evidence-based and focused on important developments in the HR area.  Manuscripts that demonstrate empirical robustness and analytical rigor are welcome.  Original research papers, empirical case studies and reviews of the body of empirical research endeavor are encouraged.

In this Special Issue, research topics include but not limited to:

Strategic  human resource management and organizational innovation,  performance management for productivity in emerging economies; human capital building, ICT, HRM and organizational effectiveness; managing HR in MNCs; comparative industrial relations; HRM in rapid growth contexts, gender diversity, wage differentials and professional women’s career development, women in management and boards, HRM in rapid growth organizations and  HRM practices and innovative work behavior.

Please explore the following links for guidelines to the authors.  The first one is general information about the journal and the second is the author’s guidelines.



Journal of Indian Business Research (JIBR, Emerald)

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, Ashland University, USA

Journal of Economics & Administrative Sciences (JEAS, Emerald)

Guest editors:         

Dr. Marco Cucculelli, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Dr. Vasant Raval, Creighton University, USA                  

Dr. Sivakumar Venkataramany, Ashland University, USA

International Journal of Society Systems Science (IJSSS, Inderscience)

Special issue: International Journal of Society Systems Science, (JSSS, Inderscience)


Prof. Rahul De, Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor, Decision Sciences & Information Systems Area, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; e.mail: rahul@iimb.ernet.in

Prof. Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, Dean, Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad;  e.mail: vishnuprasad.nagadevara@woxsen.edu.in

In the era of the Internet, there is a tremendous growth in collaborative activities, like building open source software and Wikipedia, procuring funding from people for creative projects, sourcing design and innovation ideas, amongst others. Many of these are driven by the intrinsic motivation of contributors who have resources of time and digital connectivity. In other cases these efforts are driven by contributors who are seeking financial or reputational gain by making contributions.

Even as we hear stories of very successful crowd-sourcing or crowd-funding efforts, we also hear stories of projects that did not succeed or were dubious to start with. Further, many of these projects seem to be located in developed countries, with few stories from developing countries or from those who are at the margins of society.

The challenge for academics is to seek out whether such collaboration efforts are valuable for developing regions and whether they are sustainable. Some questions that may be investigated are: Do global collaboration efforts succeed in developing countries? What are the kinds of collaboration efforts that are being experimented with? How are organizations seeking innovation through open collaboration? What are the key issues in ensuring success of an open collaboration project? Do the benefits of collaboration reach the poor and marginal populations? How does the digital divide impact the process of innovation and collaboration? What is the nature of contributors to collaboration projects in developing regions? 

Please explore the following links for guidelines to the authors.  The first one is general guidelines and the second is more detailed, especially referring to conference papers submitted for publication.



International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations (IJKBO, IRMA journal)

Proceeding co-editors:   Dr. Ram Dubey, Montclair State University, USA & Dr. Vidya Atal, Montclair State University, USA  

Special Category Journal with cash award:

JCC: The Business and Economics Research Journal

Financial Reward of $2,500 for Each Competitive Paper Accepted Based on Journal’s Mandated Double Blind Review. Please visit journal website for more details: http://centrumwebs.pucp.edu.pe/jcc/


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