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Group & Organization Management

Group & Organization Management

2018 Impact Factor: 3.104
2018 Ranking: 68/217 in Management | 16/82 in Psychology, Applied
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
An International Journal

William L. Gardner Texas Tech University, USA

eISSN: 15523993 | ISSN: 10596011 | Current volume: 44 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Not Yet Specified

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
Michelle Bligh Claremont Graduate University, USA
N. Paul Harvey University of New Hampshire, USA
Guido Hertel University of Munster, Germany
Beth Humberd University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Deanna Kennedy University of Washington Bothell, USA
Hannes L. Leroy Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Brian Miller Texas State University, USA
Devaki Rau Northern Illinois University, USA
Becky Reichard Claremont Graduate University, USA
Orlando Richard University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Hettie A. Richardson Texas Christian University, USA
Kristin L. Scott Clemson University, USA
Meir Shemla Erasmus University, the Netherlands
Yuhyung Shin Hanyang University, South Korea
James M. Vardaman Mississippi State University, USA
Thomas J. Zagenczyk Clemson University, USA
Editorial Review Panel
Garry Adams Auburn University, USA
Anthony P. Ammeter University of Mississippi, USA
Frederik Anseel Ghent University, BE, Belgium
John Antonakis University of Lausanne, Switzerland
James Avey Central Washington University, USA
Arnold B. Bakker Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL, Netherlands
Yehuda Baruch University of Southampton, UK
Gayle Baugh University of West Florida, USA
Michael Beyerlein Texas A&M University, USA
Nikos Bozionelos Durham University, UK
Keith Brigham Texas Tech University, USA
M. Ronald Buckley University of Oklahoma, USA
Ronald J. Burke York University, CA, Canada
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Judith Clair Boston College, USA
Mark Clark American University, USA
Claudia Cogliser Texas Tech University, USA
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Mary Sully de Luque Arizona State University, USA
John R. Deckop Temple University, USA
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Lisa M. Finkelstein Northern Illinois University, USA
Yitzhak Fried Texas Tech University, USA
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Mark B. Gavin West Virginia University, USA
Lucy L. Gilson University of Connecticut, USA
Caren Goldberg American University, USA
Jodi S. Goodman West Virginia University, USA
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Hannes Guenter Maastricht University, Netherlands
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Daniel Halgin University of Kentucky, USA
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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