Asian Management Research Journal

Asian Management Research Journal (AMRJ) is a scholarly and refereed journal that provides authentic research in all areas of management in the Asian context for scholars, academics, professionals, and practitioners. AMRJ seeks to publish basic and applied research that blend management theories and practice in various management disciplines in general and concerning Asian perspectives. It covers empirical and conceptual research on new and innovative topics having a sound theoretical base applicable to non-routine challenges in everyday work practices of today’s organizations. The research activities may span all industrial sectors and management disciplines.

To publish research of theoretical and practical significance for management advice and organizational excellence in all areas of business and management; to provide a forum for intellectual discourse on business and management disciplines; to particularly focus on Asian management contexts and newer research and practice avenues and collaborative research activities for academics, business, and industry. The journal publishes double blind peer reviewed and refereed articles on emerging business and management challenges that can significantly contribute to the academic and practice domains with sound results. The research activities may span all industrial sectors and management disciplines.

The key focus of AMRJ is to describe and prescribe scholarly knowledge for efficient and effective management of organizations. That is, primarily, AMRJ is interested in all fields of ‘Management’ covering management science, organization studies, strategic planning, decision-making methods, leadership studies, and total quality management. Topics having organization relevance overlapping with other subject categories, for example, Applied Psychology; Business; Business, Finance; Industrial Relation & Labor; Public Administration and Social Psychology are also acceptable – therefore organization context is a must.

Mr. M.A. RaoofPatron-in-ChiefThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Editors
Dr. Faisal QadeerProfessor The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Imran HameedAssociate ProfessorLahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan
Associate Editors
Dr. Sajid Hussain AwanAssociate ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. AqsaAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Albert JohnAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Pakpattan, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Sheeraz Assistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Managing Editor
Mr. Faisal MahmoodAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Editorial Board
Dr. Usman RajaProfessor Brock University, Canada
Dr. Abdul KarimAssociate ProfessorUnited Arab Emirates University, UAE
Dr. Muhammad AbbasAssistant ProfessorNational University of Computer &Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Khurram Shahzad Professor Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Maqsood SandhuAssociate ProfessorUnited Arab Emirates University, UAE
Dr. Tahir RashidAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Salford, Salford, UK
Dr. Inayat Ullah ManglaProfessor Western Michigan University, USA
Dr Muhammad Arif Saleem Assistant ProfessorInternational Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Shehzad KhurramAssistant ProfessorAir University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Naeem AshrafAssistant ProfessorMontpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
Dr. Irfan HameedAssistant ProfessorIqra University, Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Abdul WaheedAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Central Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Kanwal Iqbal KhanAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Basharat JavedAssistant ProfessorNAMAL College Mianwali, Mianwali, Pakistan
Dr. Farooq AnwerAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad FaheemAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Rizwan AliAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Editorial Office Team
Ms. Tahira TariqLecturerThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Mr. Fiaz MajeedResearch Associate The University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan
Ms. Maria SaleemAssistant ProfessorThe University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan

EDITORIAL STATEMENT

AMRJ is an official publication of Society of Asian Management Research (SAMR). It is a scholarly journal that publishes the research on the practices in business management. We welcome both theoretical and empirical contributions from the researchers and practitioners in the field of business management from all over the world. All the submissions must meet the highest standards of research, should adhere to the guidelines provided by the journal and must be of broad interest to the community of business management. The contribution of papers to the existing body of knowledge is assessed before deciding on the acceptance of a manuscript for publication.

REVIEW PROCESS

The journal publishes double blind peer reviewed and refereed articles on emerging business and management challenges that can significantly contribute to the academic and practice domains with sound results. AMRJ is published quarterly and it is an open access journal. Submission of articles to AMRJ means that the author certifies that the submitted article is not copyrighted and it has neither been accepted for publication nor is it under review in any other journal. The author must inform the editor-in-chief in case of any such information. Author(s) must disclose any conflict of interest. Author(s) will transfer the copyright to the SAMR in case the paper is accepted for publication in AMRJ.

OPEN ACCESS POLICY

AMRJ is an open access journal. All contents are freely available without any charges to the user. All the users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search or link to the full-text of the articlesin this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

AMRJ is a semi-annually both printed and online open access scholarly journal. It publishes blind peer reviewed high quality expert analyses, reviews, case studies, and applied research relating to all disciplines of business management with the aim of promoting the understanding of various aspects of business management among the researchers and practitioners. AMRJ is a multidisciplinary journal, rooted in business management, bridging the gap between practitioners and researchers by providing a combined platform for their work. AMRJ is published by the Society of Asian Management Research (SAMR). All submissions to the journal must conform to the highest standards of intellectual rigour and scrupulousness.

The following points give authors a brief overview to focus on manuscript submission and review process.

  1. Paper submitted should be original and not under consideration for publication at another journal.
  2. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically.
  3. Files should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
  4. Papers should follow the guidelines and scope of the journal otherwise will be returned to
    authors without being reviewed.

KEY POINTS

  1. Once the paper is submitted it will be acknowledged via email upon receipt.
  2. Editorial decision will be made within 20 days approximately.
  3. Each paper is reviewed by at least two reviewers.
  4. Editors’ decision along with reviewers’ comments will be forwarded to corresponding author as quickly as possible.
  5. Our policy is to strive to make a final publication decision after one or two revisions, so authors will have to make revision as per reviews.
  6. We appreciate you for considering the Asian Management Research Journal as a publication.
  7. We are looking forward to review your research. Thank You!

STRUCTURE OF THE MANUSCRIPT

AMRJ is a quarterly online and open access scholarly journal. It publishes blind peer reviewed high-quality expert analyses, reviews, case studies, and applied research relating to all fields of management with the aim of promoting the understanding among the researchers and practitioners. AMRJ is published by the Society of Asian Management Research (SAMR). All submissions to the journal must conform to the highest standards of intellectual rigor and scrupulousness.

MANUSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare your manuscript by keeping in view the following guidelines:

Format:

All files of the manuscript should be submitted as Word Documents (doc or docx file). The files in pdf version are not acceptable.

Length of Manuscript :

All submitted manuscript should have a length of 5000-8000 words including references.

Languages:

It is the discretion of author(s) to use either American or British English. However, please do not mix both in a single manuscript. Please use present tense as much as possible.

Do not write: Jones (2011) stated that….
Do write: Jones (2011) states that….

Please do not use passive voice except in the methodology section. It is recommended that before making the final submission to the journal, ask two of your colleagues to review your article. This will help you to remove any possible grammatical and other errors in the paper. You can express thanks to your colleagues in acknowledgement on the title page.
Title of Manuscript: Title of the manuscript should not exceed 14 words.

Files:

Please submit two separate files. One should be named as Title Page and other should be named as Anonymised Document.

Title Page should contain:
Title of the manuscript
Name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s).
Contact Details of the author(s).
Acknowledgement
The Anonymised Documents should not contain any information about the author or its institute as this file will be sent out for the blind review. The manuscript can be rejected if this file contains any information about the author.

Abstract:

Each manuscript should contain an abstract of 200-250 words. This abstract should be placed immediately after the title. The author(s) should provide at least six keywords after the abstract.

Style of the Paper:

There should be one inch margin at the each side of the paper.
Please use Times New Roman font style with 12 point font size.
Please make all the paragraphs justified.
The first line of each paragraph should 0.25” indented except the first paragraph after heading with single line space.
Please number all the pages at the centre bottom of the paper.

Footnotes/Endnotes:

Please use Footnotes/Endnotes if they are absolutely necessary, otherwise avoid them.

Heading:

The authors should use concise headings with understandable hierarchy of heading. The following format should be followed for heading:
HEADING 1
Heading 2
Heading 3
1.1.1.4.Heading 4

Figures:

All figures (Charts, diagrams, line drawing, screenshots and photographic images) should be of high quality, legible and number consecutively. All the figures should be placed in the manuscript and should not be submitted as a separate file.

Tables:

Tables should be typed and placed inside the manuscript. Tables in the form of image are not acceptable. All the tables should be labelled and numbered consecutively. The explanation of any superscript or asterisk should be given at the end of the table as footnote to the table. There should be no vertical lines in the tables.

References:

References should be in the APA style and author(s) should check them carefully in terms of their completeness, accuracy and consistency. The accuracy of references rests solely with the author(s).

Author(s) should cite the references in text: (Jones, 2011), for two authors (Jones & Adam, 2010). For 3 or up to 6 authors use the names of all authors for citing the first time in the manuscript (Jones, Adam & Pitman, 2009); for subsequent citations cite (Jones et al., 2009). For more than 6 authors for first and subsequent citations use (Akhtar et al., 2009). For the reference of website, please cite the website reference as footnote. At the end of the manuscript a reference list in alphabetical order should be provided. The example of references are given below:

Journal Articles:

Bolino, C. M. (1999). Citizenship and impression management: good soldiers or good actors? Academy of Management Journal, 24(1), 82-98.

Kacmar K. M., & Carlson, S. D. (1999). Effectiveness of impression management. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 29(6), 1293-1315.

Books:

Goffman, E. (1959). The presentation of self in everyday life. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday Anchor.

Books:

Chapters Hommel, U. (2010). Value-based motives for corporate risk management. In M. Frenkel, U. Hommel, & M. Rudolf (Eds.), Risk Management: Challenge & Opportunity (2nd ed., pp. 455-478). New Delhi, India: Springer.

Conference Proceedings:

Akhtar, S. (2007). Pakistan: Changing risk management paradigm – perspective of the regulator. ACCA Conference – CFOs: The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead, (p. 8). Karachi.

Working Papers:

Allen, F., & Santomero, A. M. (1996). The theory of financial intermediation. Working Paper . University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Financial Instituions Center, The Wharton School.

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