Journal of Management Studies

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Edited By: Dries Faems, Igor Filatotchev, Don Siegel (General Editors); Penny Dick, Daniel Muzio, Gerardo Patriotta, Corinne Post, Andrea Prencipe, John Prescott, Riikka Sarala, Li-Qun Wei (Associate Editors); Bill Harley, Maddy Janssens (Consulting Editors)

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/120 (Business); 12/192 (Management)

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JMS Best Paper Award

JMS Best Paper Award

2015 Best Paper (Awarded in 2016)
Going Off Script: How Managers Make Sense of the Ending of Their Careers
Heather Vough, Christine Bataille, Sung Chul Noh, and Mary Dean Lee

2014 Best Paper (Awarded in 2015)
Playing on Two Chessboards: Reputation Effects between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Political Activity (CPA)
Frank den Hond, Kathleen A. Rehbein, Frank G. A. de Bakker, and Hilde Kooijmans-van Lankveld

2013 Best Paper (Awarded in 2014)
How Useful Are The Strategic Tools We Teach In Business Schools?
Robert P. Wright, Sotirios E. Paroutis, and Daniela P. Blettner

2012 Best Paper (Awarded in 2013)
Solving the Entrepreneurial Puzzle: The Role of Entrepreneurial Interpretation in Opportunity Formation and Related Processes
Ilídio Barreto

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Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award Call 2017
The Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award is an annual prize of £5,000 awarded to innovative scholarship demonstrated within a PhD thesis in any discipline within management and organisation studies. To be eligible for the 2017 Grigor McClelland Doctoral Dissertation Award, candidates must have completed (i.e. a thesis must have been successfully examined) their doctoral dissertation (PhD or DBA) within 2016.
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JMS Says
We are excited to launch the new JMS Says section! The first essays are now available to read online. Please contribute to the discussion of the essay topics by leaving a comment on the JMS Website (no registration needed):

JMS Best Paper 2015
We are excited to announce that the 2015 award for Best Paper has been awarded to 'Going Off Script: How Managers Make Sense of the Ending of Their Careers' by Heather Vough (University of Cincinnati), Christine Bataille (Ithaca College), Sung Chul Noh (McGill University), and Mary Dean Lee (McGill University).
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JMS Best Reviewer 2015
We are delighted to announce that the 2015 award for Best Reviewer has been awarded to Brian Connelly (Auburn University) in recognition of exceptional contribution to the development of papers at JMS during 2015.

Karen Legge Prize 2015
We are very pleased to announce that the 2015 Karen Legge Prize has been awarded to Ryan Krause (Texas Christian University) for outstanding contribution by an early career researcher to JMS and the management studies community.

JMS in FT45

JMS is included in the FT45; the list of 45 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the Business School research rank, including both the Global MBA and EMBA rankings.

SAMS Invites Funding Applications

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) is currently inviting applications for funding to support events or activities that benefit the management studies community.
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JMS Classic Articles

JMS Classic Articles

In the JMS Classic Article Series, we invite a new generation of scholars to reflect on some of the groundbreaking articles published in JMS over our 50 year history.

The latest set of Classic Articles re-evaluate Hugh Willmott's ground-breaking 1993 paper ‘Strength is ignorance; slavery is freedom: managing culture in modern organizations’.

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Point Counterpoint Debates

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Social Entrepreneurship as a Norm?
Is the act of entrepreneurship itself a social good? This simple and seemingly easy question goes to the heart of the debate of this issue's Point-Counterpoint articles but the answer appears not to be so straightforward. In their entry in this two article series, Zahra and Wright argue that scholars need to re-examine and redefine the social role of entrepreneurship around five pillars that argue for a balance of the financial, social, and environmental outcomes of all entrepreneurial activity. In conjunction, McMullen and Warnick argue that the criticism of ‘typical and classic’ entrepreneurship may have gone too far. The papers are available FREE in Volume 53, Issue 4.
Social Entrepreneurship as a Norm? (pages 608–609)
The Editors
Understanding the Social Role of Entrepreneurship (pages 610–629)
Shaker A. Zahra and Mike Wright
Should We Require Every New Venture to Be a Hybrid Organization? (pages 630–662)
Jeffery S. McMullen and Benjamin J. Warnick

The Scope and Scale of MNE Strategies: In Commemoration of Alan Rugman's Contribution to International Business Research
To acknowledge Alan Rugman’s scholarly contribution to international business (IB) research, we have invited two teams of leading IB scholars to engage in a Point – Counterpoint (PCP) discussion, providing a constructive dialogue associated with Rugman’s work and its implications for the IB and management research fields.
The Scope and Scale of MNE Strategies: In Commemoration of Alan Rugman's Contribution to International Business
Igor Filatotchev and Dries Faems
Global, Local, or Regional? The Locus of MNE Strategies
Alain Verbeke and Christian Geisler Asmussen
A Global Value Chain Analysis of the ‘Regional Strategy’ Perspective
Ram Mudambi and Jonas Puck

The Driver of New Theory Development in Management Studies: Imagination or Rigour?
This set of papers address the perceived lack of innovative theory development in management studies, and explore how to foster creative new research in the field. The papers are available FREE in Volume 50, Issue 1.
Has Management Studies Lost Its Way? Ideas for More Imaginative and Innovative Research
Mats Alvesson and Jörgen Sandberg
For Rigour in Organizational Management Theory Research
Lex Donaldson, Jane Qiu and Ben Nanfeng Luo