Journal Spotlight: Management Learning

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Management is relevant beyond business;
learning continues beyond student life.

The Management Learning journal offers scholarship that extends beyond the typical research articles about challenges and strategies associated with running a business. Recent articles cover diverse topics of contemporary interest such as entrepreneurship, ethics, sustainability, pedagogy, and culture. In this editorial, Emma Bell and Todd Bridgean discuss their philosophy for this “quirky” journal, and their intention to publish to publish “thought-provoking work that opens up existing ways of thinking about knowledge and learning to critical scrutiny.”



The Management Learning description points to a widely-encompassing mission that is:

  1. Inclusive: covering all aspects of learning and knowing in management and organizations, encouraging interdisciplinary dialogue, and promoting a range of methodological and theoretical approaches;
  2. Innovative: publishing high-quality work derived from critical, imaginative and committed inquiry which builds new ideas and developments relating to theory, pedagogy and practice;
  3. International: addressing international and multi-cultural aspects of learning, with an international base of readers, authors, reviewers and editorial board members;
  4. Integrative: linking research, theory, methods and practice;
  5. Impactful: aspiring to publish papers that are influential both within the field of management and organizational scholarship, and in the arenas of policy and organizational practice.

Learning through videos.

Do you ever wish you could talk with the researcher and gain insights you can apply to your own work? Videotaped comments are the next best thing. Management Learning brings research to life with author videos. In this video, Chris McLachlan reflects on publishing issues for doctoral students.

You can find the list of videos here.

Special Issues Go In-Depth

Virtual special issues allow readers to dig into a topic from multiple perspectives. Each one is a thematic collection of articles from various years and issues. Discourse Analysis is the newest collection, and you can find the full list here.

Contribute to Management Learning!

Detailed submission guidelines provide the information you will need to contribute your article for consideration. Also, see the call for papers for a special 50th anniversary special issue here.


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