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Journal of Management Development

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

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Editorial objective

Research bringing together conceptual innovation and practical application to enhance the field of management development thinking, practice, and research. The journal provides an international communication medium for all those working in the management development field whether from industry, consulting or academic institutions. Contributions are  therefore welcome from practitioners, academics and professionals working in private, public and non-profit organizations.

Editorial criteria

Articles should be of a conceptual/theoretical nature that includes practical application, based on practical experience/research, report a case study situation, or any combination thereof. The prime requirement for acceptance of an article will be that it:



The Journal of Management Development draws together the thinking and research relating to the role played by managers in their immediate environment, and the ways in which they can widen their responsibilities to take on larger roles. Many companies now appreciate that investment in management development helps to reduce costs, increase sales and improve productivity - so it's well worth investigating.

Key benefits

Management development is a subject commanding intense interest from organizations serious about the personal development of their staff, and the ways in which they can maximize their potential. If you are kept informed of new research and in-company practice, you are better placed to make appropriate decisions about the introduction of new techniques in your own organization.

Key journal audiences

Journal of Management Development is indexed and abstracted in

Emerald Management Reviews, Academic Abstracts/CD-ROM, Autographics, Business Source, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing, Collectanea Corporate, Current Citations Express, Current Index to Journals in Education, EP Collection, ERIC, ESSEC Business School, Galileo, Human Resource Abstracts, Innovative, INSPEC, Management and Marketing Abstracts, Manning & Napier, PsycINFO, Scopus, Technical Education & Training Abstracts, School Organisation and Management Abstracts, Telebase

This journal is ranked by

ABS (UK), AERES (France), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), BFI (Denmark), CNRS (France), ESSEC (France), FNEGE (France), NSD (Norway), Scopus

Journal of Management Development is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email collections@emeraldinsight.com or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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