The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM) provides a specialized academic medium and main reference for the encouragement and dissemination of research on cross cultural aspects of management, work, and organization. This includes both original qualitative and quantitative empirical work as well as theoretical and conceptual work which adds to the understanding of management across cultures. The Journal also promotes an understanding of the role of culture which is able to guide both theory and practice.
"Cross-cultural management, as a subject of inquiry, brings to the fore a number of methodological concerns that are normally not present in mono-cultural research. These concerns are well-illustrated in many of the papers published in IJCCM. The explicit discussion of such issues as equivalence, sampling, and data collection makes a substantial contribution to our understanding and improvement of international management practice." Udo Staber, Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology, Germany
"IJCCM started off with quite an ambitious mandate to fill a much needed niche in management research. IJCCM sought to encourage multiplicity in methodologies and perspectives, indigenous research, a wider geographic spread of contributors and issues all the while maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. In the eight short years since its founding it has clearly met this mandate. In looking at the most recent issue I found articles by many of the leaders of the field from diverse backgrounds and names that are new to me, all writing on topics that are of great importance to cross cultural management. How often is it that you wish you had the time to read virtually every article in an issue? That is what I felt when I received this last issue. I applaud Jackson and Aycan for their thoughtful leadership that has put IJCCM at the forefront for those interested in research on cross cultural management. It has become a "must read" journal for thus of us in the field" Nakiye Boyacigiller, Sabanci University, Turkey
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The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management is an international peer reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research in cross cultural aspects of management, work and organization.
The International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM) aims to provide a specialized academic medium and main reference for the encouragement and dissemination of research on cross cultural aspects of management, work and organization. This includes both original qualitative and quantitative empirical work as well as theoretical and conceptual work which significantly add to a critical understanding of management across cultures, from different paradigms and cultural perspectives. In particular it aims to be the first choice for scholarship that develops critical advances in knowledge, which challenges orthodoxy in international and cross-cultural research, which critically reviews current knowledge taking it to the next level, which presents new and exciting approaches, alternative paradigms, alternative cultural perspectives, and challenges the hegemony of Western management knowledge. As such, we aim to be the leading reference in critical, international and cross-cultural management and organizational scholarship, providing a rigorous yet developmental review process and timely publication.
The main emphasis is on intercultural and transcultural studies. Intracultural analysis is invited where this contributes to an understanding of the issues, problems and practice of managing, working and organizing across cultures. Of particular relevance is the application of cross cultural psychology, socio-cultural anthropology, sociology, cross cultural communication and related disciplines to cross cultural management issues and practice. Cross disciplinary approaches are also encouraged that address the international and cross cultural areas of organizational behaviour, organizational theory, human resource management, and management (with an emphasis on people in organizations). This does not exclude contributions from specialists working in other fields such as marketing, where there is a direct critical contribution to the understanding of the issues, problems and practices of managing, working and organizing across cultures. Therefore, an area such as cross cultural consumer behaviour is not likely to be considered, but intercultural negotiation will be.
All contributions are expected to contribute significantly to knowledge, either by offering critical reviews of existing knowledge, challenging accepted paradigms, or presenting different cultural perspectives. This might include work that helps to define the area, critically evaluates previous theory, and advocates new developments in theory and methods. Empirical work which does not just provide simple comparison across cultures is encouraged, as long as it attempts to present new and exciting departures to existing knowledge.
Articles are welcome from any academic or management discipline and from a broad spectrum of theoretical paradigms and methodologies. We certainly do not want to restrict this to the accepted 'western' or 'universal' paradigms, and culturally diverse approaches are encouraged, as are contributions from international and multicultural teams which draw on diverse and pluricultural approaches. Articles generally should address the questions 'How does this work (a) contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge on the role of culture in management theory and practice, and ultimately (b) help managers better manage people, organizations and change across cultures?'
Indigenous or endogenous management research is particularly encouraged and actively sought. We are concerned that contributions that do not take 'western' or 'westernized' approaches may be overlooked in other international journals. We encourage these contributions as long as their internal logic and external validity is sufficiently established. Single-culture work is acceptable provided it informs and advances knowledge in cross cultural management and this contribution is clearly stated. The ultimate utility to cross cultural management practice should be transparent.
We also encourage substantial critical comments on previously published work, and perspectives that challenge key issues in the subject area. We would also like to receive substantial reviews of conferences and other activities of academic and professional associations around the world devoted to cross cultural work as well as more traditional book review articles critically evaluating a number of publications. These must make a contribution to the study and understanding of cross cultural management, and will be subject to a review process.
'The Journal of Cross Cultural Management stands out as the leading journal for disseminating cross- cultural management knowledge, techniques, trends, and issues. During the past eight years, the journal has served as an important forum for scientific research and innovations in this area. The journal continues to benefit management scholars and practitioners in the international arena like no other journal' Rabindra N Kanungo, McGIll University, Canada.
|Terence Jackson||Middlesex University London, UK|
|Pawan Budhwar||Aston University Business School, UK|
|Tony Fang||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Ronald Fischer||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Shuming Zhao||Nanjing University, China|
|James Baba Abugre||University of Ghana, Ghana|
|Faiza Ali||Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead)|
|Dan Caprar||University of Sydney Business School, Australia|
|Pingping Fu||Nottingham University Business School China, China|
|Jasmin Mahadevan||Pforzheim University, Germany|
|Claude-Helene Mayer||University of Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Ajnesh Prasad||EGADE Business School, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico|
|Henriett Primecz||Covinus University of Budapest, Hungary (Europe)|
|Vasyl Taras||University of North Carolina, USA|
|Zeynep Aycan||Koc University, Turkey|
|Frederik Claeyé||ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium|
|Nancy J Adler||McGill University, Montreal, Canada|
|Ilan Alon||University of Agder, Norway|
|Francis Annor||University of Cape Coast, Ghana|
|Kevin Au||Chinese University of Hong Kong, China|
|Roya Ayman||Illinois Institute of Technology, USA|
|Greg J Bamber||Professor, International Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Australia|
|Christoph Barmeyer||Universität Passau, Germany|
|Cordula Barzantny||Toulouse Business School, France|
|Rabi S Bhagat||University of Memphis, USA|
|Dharm P S Bhawuk||University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA|
|Allan Bird||University of Missouri, USA|
|Michael H. Bond||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China|
|Nakiye Boyacigiller||Sabanci University, Turkey|
|Mary Yoko Brannen||INSEAD, France|
|Stewart R Clegg||The University of Sydney|
|Fang Lee Cooke||Monash University, Australia|
|Philippe d'Iribarne||Gestion & Société, Paris, France|
|Herbert J Davis||George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA|
|Efrat Elron||Tel Hai College, Israel|
|Michele J Gelfand||University of Maryland, USA|
|Julia Gluesing||Wayne State University, USA|
|Anne-Wil K Harzing||Middlesex University London, UK|
|Mary Jo Hatch||University of Virginia, USA|
|Dirk Holtbrügge||University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany|
|Professor Frank Horwitz||Cranfield University, UK|
|C. Harry Hui||University of Hong Kong, China|
|Serap Keles||Bahcesehit University, Turkey|
|Moses Kiggundu||Carleton University, Canada|
|Catherine T Kwantes||University of Windsor, Canada|
|Mila B. Lazarova||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Martha L Maznevski||IMD, Switzerland|
|Mark E. Mendenhall||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Sanjay T. Menon||Louisiana State University, USA|
|Michael Minkov||International University College, Bulgaria|
|Michael Morley||University of Limerick, Ireland|
|Niels G. Noorderhaven||Tilburg University, Netherlands|
|Joyce Osland||San Jose State University, USA|
|Franca Ovadje||Lagos Business School, Nigera|
|K. Praveen Parboteeah||University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA|
|Rebecca Piekkari||Aalto University, Finland|
|Steven A Y Poelmans||IESE Business School, Spain|
|Markus Pudelko||University of Tübingen, Germany|
|Betty Jane Punnett||University of the West Indies, Barbados|
|B.Sebastian Reiche||University of Navarra, Spain|
|Hong Ren||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Laurence Romani||Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden|
|Lilach Sagiv||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Susan C Schneider||HEC University of Geneva, Switzerland|
|Shalom H. Schwartz||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Jan Selmer||Aarhus School of Business, Denmark|
|Oded Shenkar||Ohio State University, USA|
|Jai B. P. Sinha||ASSERT Institute of Management Studies, Patna, Bihar, India|
|Peter B. Smith||University of Sussex, UK|
|Mikael Sondergaard||University of Aarhus, Denmark|
|Paul Sparrow||University of Lancaster, UK|
|Madelynn Stackhouse||University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA|
|Shlomo Y. Tarba||University of Birmingham, UK|
|Monir Tayeb||Heriot-Watt University, UK|
|Monir Tayeb||Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK|
|Satu Teerikangas||Helsinki University of Technology, Finland|
|David A. Thomas||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Susanne Tietze||Sheffield Business School, UK|
|Rosalie L Tung||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Jean-Claude Usunier||University of Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Ilan Vertinsky||University of British Columbia, Canada|
|Arzu S Wasti||Sabanci University, Turkey|
|Susumu Yamaguchi||The University of Tokyo, Japan|
|Lena Zander||Uppsala University, Sweden|
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IJCCM to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of International Journal of Cross Cultural Management will be reviewed.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 3.3 below.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that International Journal of Cross Cultural Management may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.
If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
If you have any questions about publishing with Sage, please visit the Sage Journal Solutions Portal
- What do we publish?
1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper
- Editorial policies
2.1 Peer review policy
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
2.6 Research data
- Publishing policies
3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving
- Preparing your manuscript
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplemental material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English language editing services
- Submitting your manuscript
5.2 Information required for completing your submission
- On acceptance and publication
6.1 Sage Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article
- Further information
Before submitting your manuscript to International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
Article types include original qualitative and quantitative empirical work as well as theoretical and conceptual work which add to the understanding of management across cultures. The Journal also promotes an understanding of the nature and role of culture which is able to guide both theory and practice. Although the Journal does not specify particular categories of articles that may be submitted, the following suggestive types are encouraged along with an article length normally of between 7500 and 10000 words. All articles should demonstrate a significant contribution to cross-cultural management scholarship.
1.2.1 Cross-cultural Articles which help to define the area, critically evaluate previous theory, and advocate new developments in theory and methods. Empirical work which does not just provide simple comparison across cultures is encouraged. These are welcome from any academic or management discipline and from a broad spectrum of theoretical paradigms and methodologies. We certainly do not want to restrict this to the accepted 'western' or 'universal' paradigms, and culturally diverse approaches are encouraged, as are contributions from international and multicultural teams which draw on diverse and pluricultural approaches. However, ultimately articles in this section should address the questions 'How does this work (a) contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge on the role of culture in management theory and practice, and ultimately (b) help managers better manage people, organizations and change across cultures?'
1.2.2 Cultural Perspectives. Contributions, particularly from non-western societies, which represent indigenous management research are actively sought. We are particularly concerned that contributions which do not take a 'western' or 'westernized' approach may be overlooked in international journals. We encourage these contributions as long as their internal logic and external validity is sufficiently established. Single culture work is acceptable provided it informs and advances knowledge in cross-cultural management and this contribution is clearly stated. The ultimate utility to cross-cultural management practice should also be transparent.
1.2.3 Commentaries and Critical Reviews. We would like to encourage substantial comments on previously published work, perspectives and comments on key issues in the subject area. We would also like to receive substantial reviews of conferences and other activities of academic and professional associations around the world devoted to cross-cultural work as well as more traditional book review articles which evaluate a number of publications. These also must make a contribution to the study and understanding of cross-cultural management, and will be subject to a review process.
1.2.4 Special Issues. We also publish special issues from time to time, and welcome proposals.
The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management operates a strictly anonymous peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within (eg) 4-6 weeks of submission.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.
2.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the Sage Journal Author Gateway.
2.6 Research data
The journal is committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research, and has the following research data sharing policy. For more information, including FAQs please visit the Sage Research Data policy pages.
Subject to appropriate ethical and legal considerations, authors are encouraged to:
- share your research data in a relevant public data repository
- include a data availability statement linking to your data. If it is not possible to share your data, we encourage you to consider using the statement to explain why it cannot be shared.
- cite this data in your research
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.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.
The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management adheres to the Sage Harvard reference style. View the Sage Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IJCCM to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique andpersistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID IDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID ID you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in ouronline peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCIDaccount and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID ID will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway.
Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal Sage Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management editorial office as follows:
Professor Terence Jackson,
Middlesex University Business School,
The Burroughs, Hendon,