Group & Organization Management

Group & Organization Management

2015 Impact Factor: 1.904
2015 Ranking: 67/192 in Management | 27/79 in Psychology, Applied
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

William L. Gardner Texas Tech University, USA

eISSN: 15523993 | ISSN: 10596011 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-monthly

For nearly forty years, Group & Organization Management has served as an international forum for the latest research and analysis in organizational behavior, organization theory, business strategy, and human resources. Whether you’re a scholar or practitioner, Group & Organization Management is your best resource for the new ideas and fresh perspectives you need to stay current in the field of organization studies.

Innovative and Rigorous

Group & Organization Management
is dedicated to publishing theoretically grounded research that addresses a wide range of issues within organizations. From individual behavior to organizational strategy and functioning, GOM features both empirical and theoretical articles spanning various levels of analysis in organizations. GOM’s conceptual and empirical focus gives scholars, educators, and practitioners the tools to help them solve the most challenging problems in today’s organizations.

Unlike most management journals, Group & Organization Management moves away from the boundaries of management subfields and encourages scholarship that challenges traditional distinctions among management scholars. The journal promotes the development of new paradigms and the explorations of paradigms from various disciplines.

Comprehensive Coverage

Each quarterly issue of Group & Organization Management publishes a broad range of articles, including data-based research articles, research review reports, evaluation studies, action research reports, and critiques of research. In addition, GOM brings you articles examining a wide range of topics in organizations from an international and cross-cultural perspective.

And, as an added bonus, Group & Organization Management extends its depth and immediacy of coverage by publishing Special Issues dedicated to important topics or proceedings from recent conferences.

In-Depth and Diverse

Whether you’re a scholar, educator, group facilitator, consultant, trainer, or manager, you’ll find Group & Organization Management brings you the information and discussion you need to excel in your career. GOM sheds new light on a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork & Group Processes
  • Multi-level Theory
  • Organizational Communication
  • Strategic Management
  • Cross-Cultural and International Management
  • Macro OB
  • Organizational Cognition
  • Workplace Diversity

Group & Organization Management (GOM) publishes the work of scholars and professionals who extend management and organization theory and address the implications of this for practitioners.  Innovation, conceptual sophistication, methodological rigor, and cutting-edge scholarship are the driving principles.  Topics include teams, group processes, leadership, organizational behavior, organizational theory, strategic management, organizational communication, gender and diversity, cross-cultural analysis, and organizational development and change, but all articles dealing with individual, group, organizational and/or environmental dimensions are appropriate.  The journal provides an open forum for debate/synergy among diverging philosophical and methodological traditions in management, social sciences and the humanities, welcoming qualitative and quantitative research-based articles as well as critical research reviews and analyses.

Senior Associate Editor
Lucy Gilson University of Connecticut, USA
Associate Editors
Jin Nam Choi Seoul National University, Korea
Judith Clair Boston College, USA
Lisa M. Finkelstein Northern Illinois University, USA
Mark B. Gavin West Virginia University
Jodi S. Goodman West Virginia University
Guido Hertel University of Munster, Germany
M. Travis Maynard Colorado State University, USA
Orlando Richard University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Ethlyn A. Williams Florida Atlantic University, USA
Editorial Review Panel
Garry Adams Auburn University, USA
Anthony P. Ammeter University of Mississippi, USA
Frederik Anseel Ghent University, BE
John Antonakis University of Lausanne, CH
James Avey Central Washington University, USA
Arnold B. Bakker Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
Yehuda Baruch University of Southampton, UK
Gayle Baugh University of West Florida, USA
Michael Beyerlein Texas A&M University, USA
Michelle C. Bligh Claremont Graduate University, USA
Nikos Bozionelos Durham University, UK
Joan F. Brett Arizona State University, USA
Keith Brigham Texas Tech University, USA
Andrew Brown University of Bath, UK
M. Ronald Buckley University of Oklahoma, USA
Ronald J. Burke York University, CA
Melissa Carsten Winthrop University, USA
Mark Clark American University, USA
Claudia Cogliser Texas Tech University, USA
Aaron Cohen University of Haifa, Israel
David Costanza George Washington University, USA
Kevin Cruz University of Richmond, USA
Marie T. Dasborough University of Miami, USA
Walter Davis University of Mississippi, USA
Rob Davison University of Kansas, USA
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Leslie DeChurch Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
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Kimberly A. Eddleston Northeastern University, USA
Berrin Erdogan Portland State University
Yitzhak Fried Texas Tech University
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Lucy L. Gilson University of Connecticut, USA
Caren Goldberg American University, USA
Thomas Greckhamer Louisiana State University, USA
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Hans Hansen Texas Tech University, USA
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    For manuscripts that include quantitative analyses, please note that Group & Organization Management, has implemented an optional "methods review" step as part of the review process. That is, when such manuscripts reach the stage where the Action Editor is contemplating a "Conditional Acceptance" decision, he or she may request GOM’s Methods Associate Editors, Professors Mark Gavin and Jodi Goodman, provide a final methods review. Specifically, a review of the methods and statistical analyses reported will be requested to ascertain if there is a need for additional information or clarification and/or any errors that require correction. The findings of this methods review will be taken into account by the Action Editor when issuing the subsequent editorial decision.

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