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Journal of Management History (JMH) publishes high-quality rigorous research dealing with business, management and organizations, with a clear historical dimension.

ISSN: 1751-1348
eISSN: 1751-1348

Aims and scope

Journal of Management History (JMH) is an interdisciplinary journal, publishing rigorous, high-quality research using diverse methodologies and theoretical approaches on issues related to the history of management thought, research and practice. As such, we welcome a wide range of papers. However, nevertheless, papers should be formulated around empirical, historical evidence, and should have a theoretical basis.

Papers should make a clear contribution to theory either through a review of previous literature, examining the historical underpinnings of a theory, and developing or extending theory. Papers should expound a clear methodology, including any possible limitations, and show a developed sense of historical context.

As a management history journal, JMH is interested in papers that consider issues dealing with business, management, and organizations, broadly defined. JMH is dedicated to the publication of papers with a historical dimension, broadly defined. Such issues include, but are not restricted to: 

  • Literature reviews showing the history of a concept
  • organizational behaviour
  • labor relations
  • institutional histories and case studies
  • industry histories
  • entrepreneurship
  • the role of gender
  • race and ethnicity in shaping patterns of work 
  • managerial organization
  • cultural studies with an historic dimension
  • impact of managerial organization on communities
  • developments and changes in managerial ideas
  • practices and theoretical frameworks 
  • the impact of demographic and economic changes on management.

As an international journal, JMH aims to bring together the leading research from across the globe.

Senior editorial board (editors in chief, editor in chief emeritus and several associate editors) have close ties to the Management History Division at AOM where they have served, or are serving, on its Executive Committee. It is particularly interested in research from scholars located outside the Anglosphere and work that highlights national peculiarities and similarities. Nationally-embedded research nevertheless should show clear appreciation of the wider management history literature and be able to contribute to that literature.

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal