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How to get Published in the Best Management Journals

How to get Published in the Best Management Journals

Edited by Timothy Clark, Mike Wright and David J. Ketchen Jr.

This much-anticipated book is a comprehensive guide to a successful publishing strategy. Written by top journal editors, it introduces the publishing process, resolves practical issues, encourages the right methods and offers tips for navigating the review process, understanding journals and publishing across disciplinary boundaries. As if that weren’t enough it includes key contributions on open access, publishing ethics, making use of peer review, special issues, sustaining a publications career, journal rankings and increasing your odds of publishing success. This will be a must read for anyone seeking to publish in top journals.

Chapter 26: Publishing in finance versus entrepreneurship/management journals

Douglas Cumming

Subjects: business and management, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, organisational behaviour, research methods in business and management, strategic management


I was pleased to be invited by the editors to write a brief chapter on my experiences publishing in finance versus entrepreneurship/management journals. I am sure there are better folks than me for this job (including but not limited to the editors of this book), but I do think I have a few things I can share. I do so with the hopes that I do not overly offend someone (to be a nerd and put it in economics terms, I hope that this chapter is Pareto optimal), and if I do, then at least I hope the harm I cause to some will be outweighed by the benefit I will do for others by sharing my experiences (back to being a nerd, if Pareto optimality is not possible, I nevertheless hope that this chapter is Kaldor–Hicks optimal). Also, although I express concerns with some reviewers through anecdotes herein, overall I hope to convey that I have greatly benefited from feedback from colleagues and through the review process. While my experiences that I share here of course reflect my personal biases, I nevertheless hope they are helpful for others in the future.

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