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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

Editor in-Chief
A R Subramanian Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
Joint Editor
Saurabh Mittal Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India


eISSN: 23210729 | ISSN: 2319510X | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 3-4 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.

Chairman
Amarendra Kumar Shrivastava Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, New Delhi, India
Editorial Assistant
Catherine Rodricks 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 – Boulevard de Constance, Fontainebleau Cedex, 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 Department of Business Administration, Lund University, Sweden
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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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site: https://peerreview.sagepub.com/abr 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 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, 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, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    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

    3. Publishing polices

    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 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 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.

    Use British rather than American spellings (‘programme’ not ‘program’; ‘labour’ not ‘labor’). Where alternate forms exist, choose ‘ise’ spellings instead of ‘ize’.

    Endnotes should be numbered serially, the numbers embedded in the manuscript. The notes should be presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.

    When referring to social actors ‘woman’ should be used, not ‘female’, and ‘women’ not ‘females’, unless the context requires otherwise. Similarly, ‘man’ and ‘men’ should be used, not ‘male’ and ‘males’. ‘Female’ and ‘male’ should be used when referring to the construction of a social identity.

    Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes should only 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 a line space above and below.

    Use ‘nineteenth 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 (e.g., not lakhs and crores).

    Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use italics for book titles, journal names and foreign words.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    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

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation is a peer-reviewed journal which follows a doubly blinded review 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

    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 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.

    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.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                           

    4.1 Formatting

    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.

    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 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.

    All figures, i.e., diagrams, images and photographs, and tables should be provided separate from the text at the end and numbered in the order that they appear in text. Locations of tables and figures should be indicated in the text using callouts (e.g., ‘[insert Table 1 here]’) inserted after the respective paragraphs. Each figure and table should have a heading, an explanatory caption if necessary, and a source or reference in a separate file.

    Black and white illustrations can also be supplied electronically at a resolution of at least 300 dpi, as .eps, .tif or .jpg files. They should be saved separately from the article file. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.

    4.3 Supplementary 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 supplementary 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.

    A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) in the text should be provided at the end of the article. References for tables and figures should accompany the table or figure. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order. References should be embedded in text in the author-date method of citation. For exam­ple: (Konhert, 2007, p. 12), (Kannabiran et al., 2008, pp. 175–200).

    Journal Article
    Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Journal of Guidelines, 4, 2–7.

    Book
    Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

    Article in an edited book
    Smith, J.R. (2001). Do not capitalize prepositions. In R. Brown (Ed.), Reference style guidelines (pp. 55–62). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

    Edited book
    Smith, J.R. (Ed.). (2001). Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

    Dissertation (unpublished)
    Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Article presented at a symposium or annual meeting
    Smith, J.R. (2001, January). A citation for every reference, and a reference for every citation. Article presented at the annual meeting of the Reference Guidelines Association, St. Louis, MO.

    Online reference
    Smith, J.R. (2001, January). Quotes of 45 or more words will be block quotes. Reference style guidelines. Retrieved Date, Month, Year, from http://www.sagepub.com (Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.)

    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.

    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. Visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/abr 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.

    5.1 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. 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).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permissionfrom 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

    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 sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned 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. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

    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:

    arshia.kaul@asiapacific.edu

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