Aim And Scope

 

South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases 

(SAJBMC) is a peer-reviewed, tri-annual journal of Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida (India). The journal aims to provide a space for high-quality original research or analytical cases, evidence-based case studies, comparative studies on industry sectors, products, and practical applications of management concepts. The journal likes to publish problem-solving, decisional and applied types of cases. Such cases must have linkage with theory, at least one dilemma (also known as case issue) and a protagonist around whom the case issue will revolve. Publication of pure research, applied research and field studies with empirical data do not fall under the domain of SAJBMC. Fictitious cases are not welcome.

Theory linked cases


South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases accept only such cases that are linked with theory. Each case published in the journal should help a faculty to cover either a theoretical concept or a framework or a model with the help of the case.

Expanding the scope of SAJBMC


South Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases (SAJBMC) publish a wide variety of ‘theory linked’ cases with problem-solving, decision focused and applied approaches. SAJBMC DOES NOT like only narrative cases.

With the rise of experiential learning, case studies remain a fundamental teaching tool in every subject area within the business school discipline. Cases are a critical component to any business school curriculum. But cases suffer from a severe lacuna. They are rarely cited. It is a challenge for a journal accepting only cases that needs to be tackled.

For the benefit of the authors and the case journal, the citations need to be increased. As guided by the Editorial Advisory Board the journal has decided to expand the scope from April 2020 issue to include original research articles from multiple disciplines outlining the latest management research and emphasizing management implications. The journal will accept high quality empirical and theoretical studies, literature reviews, and technical notes with important tactical implications and methodological research articles.

Articles on topics such as the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work and organizations; the role and function of business in society; the phenomenon of start-ups; Do we need a manager in a digital workplace; Business of saving the planet and AI driven leadership in boardroom, may set out a number of theoretical approaches and attract citations of other authors. Such topics may generate discussions and reviews on the subject. Such titles are welcome.

However, the SAJBMC does not like Hypothesis based empirical studies that test a pre-formulated theory. Such submissions are not accepted.

The SAJBMC considers articles of following types:


Original Research


This is the most common type of journal manuscript used to publish full reports of data from research on single management issue as applied in a specific situation. It may be called an Original Article, Research Article, Research, or just Article. The Original Research format is suitable for many different fields and different types of studies. It includes full Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion sections.


Review Articles


Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of research on a certain topic, and a perspective on the state of the field and where it is heading. They are often written by leaders in a particular discipline after invitation from the editors of a journal. Reviews are often widely read (for example, by researchers looking for a full introduction to a field) and highly cited. Reviews commonly cite approximately 100 primary research articles. SAJBMC invites review articles from the experts in respective domains.


Technical note


A technical note is a short article giving a brief description of a specific development, technique or procedure, or it may describe a modification of an existing technique, procedure or device applicable to management. The technique, procedure or device described should have practical value and should contribute to decision making in management. Technical notes are variously referred to as technical innovations or technical developments. The main criteria for publication will be the novelty of concepts involved, the validity of the technique and its potential for management applications.

 

Methodologies or Methods


These articles present a new experimental method, test or procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may offer a better version of an existing method. The article should describe a demonstrable advance on what is currently available.

 

Teaching Note is not published


Please do not submit a teaching note. It is not published. The two essential information elements contained in a teaching note: the link to theory and case questions must be integrated into the main body of the case. Brief references of seminal type should be cited without indulging in a detailed literature review.

The positioning of the journal


SAJBMC aspires to be known as a case focused research journal which
1. Publishes FRESH cases from South Asia
2. Selects cases with THEORETICAL LINKAGE to the concept, framework or model
3. Reviews cases with an approach to IMPROVE rather than to reject
4. Provides support to CONNECT with THEORY
5. Responds QUICKLY: Revolving Door Desk review within 3-4 weeks and Transparent Peer review within 3-4 months
In short, SAJBMC is a bouquet of theory linked fresh cases from South Asia.

 

Preferred Case Focus


Cases from all management disciplines are welcome, including but not limited to the following:
• Innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and CSR, human resources management, organization development, transnational cultural impacts, knowledge management, technology management;
• Strategy, management interventions, organization experiences and practices, management science, management decision making, globalization, international trade;
• Operations management, logistics, supply chain management, service operations management, marketing management, information technology;
• Social enterprise management, NGOs and NPOs, public sector management, civic administration, public-private partnership.
• Ethics, corporate governance, ecology, financial inclusion, business excellence, business process reengineering, Accounting, and finance

Journal prefers problem identification, decision focused, application-based cases containing contextual dilemma (such as ethical issues), cases that deals with recent business or people related issues, having strong linkages with theory, places dilemma before the reader within first two paragraphs, includes controversy, contrasts, conflicts, and other dramatic elements, all such cases will need the presence of protagonist. Cases written with primary data or single frim cases written with secondary data, must obtain the consent to publish from the target organisation and are written using 5000 words or less – tables and figures included.

To increase citation SAJBMC has decided to expand the scope from April 2020 issue to include original research articles from multiple disciplines outlining the latest management research and emphasizing management implications. The journal will accept high quality empirical and theoretical studies, literature reviews, and technical notes with important tactical implications and methodological research articles.
Articles on topics such as the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the future of work and organizations; the role and function of business in society; the phenomenon of start-ups; Do we need a manager in a digital workplace; Business of saving the planet and AI driven leadership in boardroom, may set out a number of theoretical approaches and attract citations of other authors. Such topics may generate discussions and reviews on the subject. Such titles are welcome.

However, the SAJBMC does not like Hypothesis based empirical studies that test a pre-formulated theory. It does not accept only narrative cases. Such submissions are not accepted.

 

 

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