Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The journal has a wide scope in terms of the subject areas it covers, which include, but are not limited to:

Economics : Agribusiness, agricultural and resource economics, applied economics, economic development and growth, economic policy and rural development, economic regulations, environmental and natural resource economics, financial economics, health economics, international economics, knowledge economy, energy economics, micro and macroeconomics, urban and regional economics.

Econometrics : Statistics, biostatistics, correlation and regression, decision theory, items response theory, longitudinal models, meta-analysis, multivariate method, multilevel models, multivariate statistics, structural equation modelling, quantitative methods, predictive inference, preliminary test and shrinkage estimation, Stochastic Processes testing after pre-test.

Management : Business ethics, business strategy, conflict management, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, corporate intellectual capital reporting, corporate venturing, human resource management, innovation, strategic theories of the firm, operations management, organisational behaviour, international business, sports management, strategic management, leadership, management, performance measurement in the public sector, stakeholder engagement, voluntary disclosure.

Marketing : General marketing, business marketing, consumer behaviour, international marketing, marketing management, market orientation, services marketing, retail marketing, social marketing, strategic marketing, customer value, value co-creation.

Social Business : Prospects and challenges of social business, social business and innovation, social business and law, social business and social media, social entrepreneurship, social government, social innovation, social marketing.

Multidisciplinary : Development studies, diversity and social issues, human rights, linguistics, entrepreneurship, hospitality and aviation, journalism, international trade, international relations, leadership development, library science, natural resources management policy, operations research, political economy, political science, public administration, renewable energy, research methodology, rural politics and policy, psychology, sociology, strategic leadership, tourism, women and gender issues.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

  • Each submission will be reviewed by 2 anonymous reviewers. Reviewers are expert in the relevant field and have track record of publications. Referees can give the decision as "accept", "reject" or "revision". When there will be an extreme disagreement between 2 reviewers, editor may refer the paper to a third reviewer.

  • Reviewers usually get 28 days to prepare and send their report. A reviewer can get a 2 weeks grace time if such request is received in writing.

  • An editorial decision is made purely based on the review reports.

For more information please see the Editorial Policy


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Editorial Board

Dr Francisco Coronel
Professor of Business Administration
Hampton University
100 E Queen St, Hampton, VA 23668


Editorial Advisory Board

Tony Fang, Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation, Memorial University, Canada

Dr. Tony Fang is a Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Cultural and Economic Transformation. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management and Employment Relations at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and an Associate Professor (status only) with the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management at University of Toronto. He was also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and NBER and holds the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellowship at Rutgers University. Previously he taught at York University in Toronto and I. H. Asper School of Business at University of Manitoba. He had served as the Domain Leader in Economic and Labour market Integration at CERIS – Ontario Metropolis Centre, a Faculty Associate at the York Centre for Asian Research, a Council Member of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC). In June 2011, he was elected as the President of the Chinese Economists Society (2012-2013). He was a visiting professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, City University of Hong Kong, Fudan University, Southwest University of Finance and Economics, and China University of Geosciences. In 2010, he received the title of “Chutian Scholar” of Hubei Province. Professor Fang has a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the University of Toronto. His areas of research interest encompass issues of compensation and benefits, high performance workplace practices, pension, retirement policy and the ageing workforce, education, immigration, and minimum wages, union impact on wages, innovation and firm growth, pay equity and employment equity. He has published in such journals as Strategic Management Journal, Industrial and Labour Relations Review (Cornell), Industrial Relations (Berkeley), British Journal of Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Public Policy, China Economic Review, Journal of World Business, Journal of Labour Research, International Journal of Manpower, Journal of Management History, Social Indictors Research, and Perspectives on Labour and Income. He has also received 9 research awards from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and 5 research grants from Human Resource and Development Canada (HRSDC).

Dr. Mahadzirah Mohamad, Professor of Marketing, University of Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia

Mahadzirah Mohamad received her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the Ohio University (USA), an MBA from the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and a PhD from the University of Exeter (UK) specializing in Service Marketing. Currently, she is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and International) at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia (a public university) since 2013. Professor Dr. Mahadzirah has the experience of teaching several courses in Marketing and Management. Amongst the courses that she had taught include Services Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Communication, Strategic Management and Marketing Management. Her principal areas of research include Services Marketing, Tourism Marketing, Consumer Services, Employee Motivation and Quality of life (QOL). She has published several papers and articles in journals indexed by ISI and Scopus in these related areas. She also actively presented paper in prestigious marketing conferences such as European Marketing Academy (EMAC) and Academy of Marketing (AM).  Professor Dr. Mahadzirah also has carried out some consultancy work with business and government agencies especially in Services Marketing and QOL.

Moha Abdullah, B.A. (Hons-Malaya), M.A. (Essex), MBA (Ballarat) and Ph. D. (London).

Moha is Professor at the Department of Economics, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. He is a former Director, Innovation and Commercialisation Office at the university, and a former Visiting Research Scholars of Economic Research Centre, School of Economics, Nagoya University, AUT and Massey University. His specialization is on small enterprises, venture capital and economic development. He has conducted more than 25 research projects from different funding. So far he has published more than 16 books, more than 40 papers in renowned journals and presented a number of papers in the international conferences/forums. His recent books include; “Asian Small and Medium Enterprises: Challenges in the 21st Century” (editor) and “Small and Medium Enterprises in the Information Age: Asian Perspectives” (editor), “Small and Medium Enterprises in Asian Pacific Countries”, “Small and Medium Enterprises in Malaysia”, “Management of Small Business” and Succession Planning in SMEs.

Andrew D. Banasiewicz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Professional Practice, Boston University, USA

Dr. Andrew Banasiewicz is an Associate Professor of the Professional Practice in the department of Administrative Sciences at Boston University, where he also serves as the coordinator of Metropolitan College’s risk management program. Additionally, he is the founder and a principle of Erudite Analytics, a data analytical consultancy and a director of statistical analysis at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Prior to joining the faculty of Boston University, Andrew spent over 15 years in private industry, most recently as SVP of Analytics at a commercial insurance brokerage organization. During his business tenure, Dr. Banasiewicz worked with numerous leading organizations, such as The Coca-Cola Company, ConocoPhillips, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Nabisco, Kellogg, General Motors, GE Money, Nestle Purina, Nevada Power, Marriott International, The World Bank and others.  His primary area of expertise is predictive analytics, particularly the design of decision support systems for risk management and marketing, as exemplified by a repurchase predicting adaptive loyalty categorization methodology, or a multi-source data analytical system for estimating the likelihood of adverse development of casualty insurance claims.  He wrote three analytics-focused books – Marketing Database Analytics, Risk Profiling of Organizations and Cracking the Code of Executive Risk – in addition to multiple methodological articles and white papers; he is also a frequent speaker at national and international professional associations. He holds Ph.D. in business from Louisiana State University.

Professor Dr Wei-Bin Zhang, Professor of Economics, College of Asia Pacific Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Wei-Bin Zhang, PhD (Umea, Sweden), is Associate Dean of International Cooperation and Research Division, Professor of Economics in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. He was graduated in 1982 from Department of Geography, Beijing University, China. He completed graduate study at Department of Civil Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan. After he completed his dissertation on economic growth theory, he researched at the Swedish Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm for 10 years. During the Swedish period, he also worked as visiting scholars in USA, Japan, Mainland China, Austria, and Hong Kong. He taught at the Department of Economics, NUS until May, 2000, for one and half years, after he had been appointed as tenured professor at APU in 1998. His main research fields are nonlinear economic dynamics, growth theory, trade theory, East Asian economic development, and Confucianism. He has published about 220 academic articles (130 in peer-review international journals), authorized 22 academic books in English by international publishing houses. Professor Zhang is editorial board members of 12 international journals

Dr Xiaoming Li, Associate Professor of Economics, Massey University, New Zealand

Xiaoming Li received his PhD from University of Strathclyde in 1994, and then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Sheffield before joining Massey University in 1997. Since then, he has taught 12 different economics papers at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervised/examined research reports, MBS theses and PhD theses from both within and outside Massey University. Four supervised PhD students successfully completed their theses. After obtaining a PhD, three of them were subsequently appointed to, respectively, Senior Researcher, Senior Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and one has now become Full Professor. Li’s research and teaching interests are in the fields of macroeconomics, financial economics, international economics/finance and Chinese economy. His research work straddles a wide range of topics. These topics look at co-movements of international commodity-equity and oil-equity markets; foreign exchange markets; diversification benefits of portfolios; asset pricing; risk management; stock markets in emerging economies, market efficiency; market integration; and China's macroeconomic stabilization, economic reform, economic growth, and policy impacts on financial markets. Li has published extensively in refereed journals (including A*- and A-rated journals), books, and international conferences, and his articles have been widely cited and downloaded by other researchers including world-renowned ones. Li has reviewed more than 70 manuscripts submitted to various economics/finance journals, and has served on the editorial boards of the following journals: Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, TiBEC Journal of Business and Economics, The Open Economics Journal, Terengganu International Finance & Economics Journal, and International Centre of Science, Education and Academic Research for Scholars (ISS). Jointly with a professor from Nanjing University (P R China), Li as a co-leader and a principal investigator successfully applied for China's most prestigious NNSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China) funding in 2011. Li received an Advanced Researcher Award in 2005, a First-Class Paper Prize in 2004, an Emerging Researcher Award in 2001, Citation of Excellence for Originality Awards for two journal articles published in 2001 and 1997, and an APEC Finance and Development Program Research Grant in 2003 with his research proposal being ranked number 2 in the ranking list of all proposals submitted by researchers from APEC member countries. Li has been appointed by Nanjing University as Adjunct Professor, and by University of Macau as an external reviewer of promotion applications. He has been included in Marquis’ Who's Who in the World, the Academic Keys Who's Who in Business Higher Education (WWBHE), and the Story of Successful Chinese People Overseas (New Zealand Volume 1).

George B. Tawadros, Ph. D., RMIT University Melbourne

George Tawadros is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and Deputy Head of School of Economics, at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia. Prior to this role, he was a Lecturer at Griffith University (Gold Coast Campus). His teaching responsibilities have been vast, and span a number of fields in Economics and Finance. George is an active researcher and research supervisor in the area of Monetary Economics, Open-economy Macroeconomics, International Finance, and International Trade, in which he has published and refereed a number of scholarly articles. In 2009, George spent some time at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, accepting a visiting scholar position in the Office of Policy Analysis, and the Research Department (International Markets). He also spent some time at Case Western Reserve University, and John Carroll University, where he taught in their respective Masters programs.


Editorial Board Members

Dr Wan Norhayate Bt. Wan Daud
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)

Dr Kasim Mansur
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Dr S. Fiona Chan
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Nighat Ansari
University of the Punjab

Dr Nirmala Dorasamy
Durban University of Technology
South Africa

Dr William W. Kirkley
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Ivy Chia
Lecturer of Business
SIM University

Dr James Henry
University of Otago
New Zealand

Dr Yuan Yuan Hu
Massey University
New Zealand

Dr Reynaldo Gacho Segumpan
Ministry of Higher Education