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Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation

Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation

Published in Association with Asia-Pacific Institute of Management

eISSN: 23210729 | ISSN: 2319510X | Current volume: 17 | Current issue: 1-2 Frequency: Quarterly

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation (APJMRI) is a quarterly double-blind, peer-reviewed refereed journal of Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, and is published in March, June, September and December every year. APJMRI carries theoretical and empirical papers, case studies, research notes, executive experience sharing and review articles, and it aims at disseminating new knowledge in the field of different domain areas of management, information technology and related disciplines. It provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of knowledge among academics, industries, researchers, planners and the practitioners who are concerned with the management, financial institutions, public and private organisations, as well as voluntary organisations. Our editorial policy is that the journal serves the profession by publishing significant new scholarly research in management discipline areas that are of the highest quality.

APJMRI is basically international in scope and organised into different colloquium streams, such as banking and finance, international business management, business research methods, financial management, general management, human resource management, marketing management, operations management and decision sciences, strategic management, economics, accounting, commerce, total quality management, business environment, business ethics and corporate governance, organisational behaviour, industrial psychology, enterprise systems, technology management, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, corporate restructuring, business intelligence and information system management. Each section has its own editorial mission, editors and review board. Through our peer-review process, we enhance the professional development of scholars, practitioners and doctoral students.

More specifically, APJMRI publishes papers that focus on:

  • Addressing the interface between theoretical insight and practical application, connecting the corporate world;
  • Enhancing the teaching and learning levels of management, especially through the use of experiential pedagogies and empirical research and case studies;
  • Representing the early stages of theorising about management and organising in unique and perceptive ways leading to business innovations and enterprise development;
  • Serving as an intellectual repository for our readers’ professional development.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation (APJMRI) is a quarterly double-blind, peer-reviewed refereed journal of Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, and is published in March, June, September and December every year. APJMRI carries theoretical and empirical papers, case studies, research notes, executive experience sharing and review articles, and it aims at disseminating new knowledge in the field of different domain areas of management, information technology and related disciplines. It provides a forum for deliberations and exchange of knowledge among academics, industries, researchers, planners and the practitioners. Our editorial policy aims at serving the profession by publishing significant and original scholarly research in the area of business management.

APJMRI is basically international in scope and organised into different colloquium streams, such as banking and finance, international business management, business research methods, financial management, general management, human resource management, marketing management, operations management and decision sciences, strategic management, economics, accounting, commerce, total quality management, business environment, business ethics and corporate governance, organisational behaviour, industrial psychology, enterprise systems, technology management, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, corporate restructuring, business intelligence and information system management. However, this list is not exhaustive. Research papers in any other areas but related to business management are also acceptable. Each section has its own editorial mission and review board. Through our peer-review process, we enhance the professional development of scholars, practitioners and doctoral students.

More specifically, APJMRI publishes papers that focus on:
• Addressing the interface between theoretical insight and practical application, connecting the real world;
• Enhancing the teaching and learning management, especially through the use of experiential pedagogies and empirical research and case studies;
• Serving as an intellectual repository for our readers.

Editor-in-Chief
Qayoom Khachoo Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
Chairman
Amarendra Kumar Shrivastava Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
Editorial Adisory Board
Stacy Blake-Beard Simmons College, School of Management, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mary Yoko Brannen INSEAD, France
Michael Brimm INSEAD – Boulevard de Constance, Fontainebleau Cedex, France
N K Chadha Senior Professor and Former HOD, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi
Tina Dacin Centre for Responsible Leadership, Queen’s School of Business, Kingston, Canada
Simone Fischer Hübner Department of Computer Science, Univesitetsgatan Karlstad, Karlstad, Sweden
Ulf-G Gerdtham Department of Economics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Jin K Han Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Thomas Henker School of Business, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Ralph Huenemann Peter B. Gustavson Business School, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Kuldeep Kumar Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Kian-Guan Lim Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Horst Loechel German Centre of Banking and Finance, CEIBS, Shanghai, PRC, Germany
Alexander Mädche Business School, University of Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Raymond Markey Faculty of Business & Law, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
Prema Nakra The Marist School of Management, New York, USA
Andrew G Parsons Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Aditya Saharia Fordham Graduate School of Business, New York, USA
Linda G Sprague China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, PRC, and Massachusetts, USA
Galit Shmueli Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
Partho Shome Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi, India
Kayhan Tajeddini Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Xiaowen Tian School of Business, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Madhu Vij Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
David Vogel University of California-Berkeley, USA
Henk W Volberda Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE; a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/abr to login and submit your article online. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to the guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation  will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal.

    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.

    If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Research data

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 ORCID
    5.2 Information required for completing your submission
    5.3 Permissions

    6. 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

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    Types of manuscripts included in Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation are:

    • Articles
    • Book Reviews

    All articles should be prepared using double-spacing throughout (not only the text but also dis­played quotations, tables, notes, references and any other matter). The text of manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed 10,000 words. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and up to six keywords. Book reviews must contain the name of the author/editor and the book reviewed place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice 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

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

    2.2 Authorship

    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.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    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.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation 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. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation 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

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    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

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation 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 plagiarized 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.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    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.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    The manuscript should be structured as follows:

    • The preferred maximum length for Article should not ordinarily exceed 10,000 words.
    • 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.
    • Contributors must provide their affiliations and complete postal and e-mail addresses with their articles. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author’s name and contact details should be specified clearly. 
    • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
    • Footnotes should be avoided. Endnotes, when used, should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the paper. An endnote must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’). Where alternate forms exist, choose ‘ise’ spellings instead of ‘ize’. 
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • There is no limit on the number of references allowed.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG.
    • Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavour).
    • All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article.

    Please Note: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The Author’) mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions

    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.

    4.3 Supplemental material

    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 supplemental files

    4.4 Reference style

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    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.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE; a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/abr to login and submit your article online. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to the guidelines may be returned.

    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.

    5.1 ORCID

    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 and persistent 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 our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account 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.

    If you do not already have an ORCID ID please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    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).

    5.3 Permissions

    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.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    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. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    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.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your 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.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation editorial office as follows:

    The Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation
    E-mail: anantsrivastava@asiapacific.edu

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