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International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM)
IMRA Special Issue on Emerging Markets: Exploring the diversity of theories, practices and applications
Publication: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1746-8809

About the International Journal of Emerging Markets: The International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM) brings together articles that examine the emerging markets, both theoretically and empirically.  Highly rigorous research, case studies, and review articles, such as meta-analytic reviews, are also encouraged.  We especially welcome comparative studies of emerging markets or studies comparing the emerging markets with the developed markets.  IJoEM offers contributors and readers an opportunity to explore issues related to the emerging markets from multi-functional (international business, management, marketing, finance, and accounting), multi-disciplinary (business, economics, area studies, and other social sciences), and multi-national geographic perspectives. More details on website www.emeraldinsight.com/ijoem.htm

Indexed and Abstracted in

  • Asian-Pacific Economic Literature
  • Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing
  • Electronic Collections Online
  • INSPEC
  • Zetoc (British Library)

Ranked by

  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List
  • Australian Research Council (ERA) Journal List
  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services
  • Qualis (Brazil)

About the International Management Research Academy (IMRA), London, United Kingdom: International Management Research Academy (IMRA) is a global academy dedicated to the continuous and effective development of management theory and practice. IMRA’s mission is to be a collaborative catalyst between academics and practitioners in fostering relationships via creation, assistance and dissemination of cutting-edge management thinking. IMRA successfully convened an International Conference in London, UK, during 17-18 May 2012, with 119 participants from 33 countries, making this a truly global conference. More details on the website www.imraweb.org

About the IMRA Special Issue on Emerging Markets: Exploring the diversity of theories, practices, and applications: Emerging markets are diverse in terms of their economic measures, population, cultures, yet they tend to be grouped together by business and academic commentators and researchers. Further, small businesses tend to dominate with a majority of the populations being employed by micro and small enterprises. Further with large discrepancies between rich and poor with the latter making up the majority of the population, and poor infrastructures these countries are the source of ‘resourceful’ innovators and entrepreneurs. Innovative technologies such as mobile telephony and renewable energy sources are being adopted rapidly. This diversity and specific characteristics we believe need to be better understood particularly in terms of how organizations, managers, entrepreneurs are practicing management and how scholars based in these countries are developing new knowledge and theory. The special issue will aim to attract novel research papers to explore these distinctive features of emerging markets.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Keith J. Perks
Dr. Phani Tej Adidam

Dr. Keith J. Perks: is Associate Head of the University of Brighton Business School responsible for postgraduate programmes. His research field is in the area of international management strategy and decision making, international entrepreneurship, international marketing and cross cultural management. He has published in the International Business Review, Strategic Change, Corporate Communications: an International Journal, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship among others. He has reviewed papers in a number of journals in the areas of international business, marketing, and management and is on the editorial review board of Industrial Marketing Management. He was also the Conference Chair for the 37th European Marketing Academy Conference.

Dr. Phani Tej Adidam is the Executive Education Professor, and Director of International Initiatives at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His research is in the area of marketing strategy, decision confidence, competitive intelligence, and sales management. He has published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, International Management Review, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, among others. He has reviewed papers for a variety of journals in marketing and management, and serves on the editorial board of National Social Science Journal.

Who can submit papers for this Special Issue? This Special issue is in association with the International Management Research Academy (IMRA) and is connected to the IMRA International Conference on Emerging Markets, recently held in London, UK during May 2012. All the participants whose Extended Abstracts were accepted and who also participated (in person OR in absentia) in this conference are entitled to submit their full papers for this Special issue. The participants who could not submit the final full paper earlier but if their Extended Abstract was accepted earlier and if they have participated in person / absentia, are also entitled to submit the final full paper submission for this Special issues. Individuals who were not registered for this conference in person / absentia shall NOT be entitled to submit their papers for this Special issue. The decisions made by the editorial and review board shall be final and binding to all.

Deadline: The deadline to submit final full paper for this special issue is Friday 14th September 2012.

Key Dates:

  • Reviewers’ Comments on final paper to be sent to the author(s): 15 December 2012
  • Submission of 1st revision by author(s): 15 February 2013
  • 2nd review to be done by reviewers: 15 April 2013
  • Final submissions: 15 June 2013

Submission Process:
To submit your paper online you must first create an author account at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijoem then follow the on-screen guidance which takes you through the submission process. ScholarOne Manuscripts is an intuitive and author-friendly interface for submitting articles to Emerald journals over the Internet. Online submission facilitates a fast and efficient publication service and provides the author with the ability to track their paper through the review process. All Emerald journals are moving to online submission.

If you do not have an author account on International Journal of Emerging Markets then you will need to create yourself an account, even if you have an account on a different journal. Please see the instructions below explaining how to register.

Registering on ScholarOne Manuscripts
To register please follow the instructions below:
Log on to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijoem
Click on the create account link at the top right of the screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions, filling in the requested details before proceeding..
Your username will be your email address and you have to input a password of at least 8 characters in length and containing two or more numbers.
Click ‘Finish’ and your account has been created.

Submitting your final full paper:
Once Registered go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ijoem with your username and password. This will take you through to the Welcome page.
(To consult the Author Guidelines for this journal click on the Home Page link in the Resources column).
Click on the Author Centre button.
Click on the ‘click here to submit a new manuscript’ link which will take you through to the Manuscript Submission page.
Complete all fields and browse to upload your article. Please include your structured abstract in your article file.
At the ‘please select the type of issue’ (Details & Comments step) please highlight “IMRA Special Issue on Emerging Markets: Exploring the diversity of theories, practices and applications” in the dropdown list

You must upload a minimum of 2 files: An anonymous article file (you should upload the title page – with all author contact details – as a separate file) because we operate double blind peer review

When all required sections are completed, preview your PDF proof.

Submit your manuscript.

Please contact manuscriptcentral@emeraldinsight.com if you require any assistance.

After you have submitted your paper you will receive an email indicating that your paper has been received together with its unique identity number. This means that the Editor, Publisher, and Reviewers will be able to process your paper in addition to you being able to track your paper at each stage of the publishing process.

Important: Double Blind Review process:

To ensure the integrity of the double blind peer-review process for all your submissions, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

  1. The authors of the document have deleted their names, affiliation or any other details that can reveal their identity anywhere during the submission process.
  2. The name of the MS Word file or any other format files uploaded must NOT contain the name of the authors or affiliation. The file name may contain one or two key words.
  3. With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file (see under File in Word), by clicking on the following, beginning with File on the main menu of the Microsoft application: File > Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.
  4. DO NOT even create a title page in your MS Word file of with your name, affiliation, etc.

Any submission with any identity related information such as name, email id, affiliation, etc. will be rejected outright.