Official Journal of the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR)
Sponsored by Peking University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Published by Cambridge University Press.
MOR is published three times a year, in March, July, and November.
Management and Organization Review (MOR) is dedicated to advancing global knowledge on management and organizations. MOR aims to publish innovative research contributing to management knowledge in three domains:
Fundamental research in management
International, comparative and cross-cultural management
Chinese management, including research on the management and organization of Chinese companies both in and outside of China, and multinational companies operating in China
MOR seeks creative, context-rich theorizing, whether derived inductively or deductively, as well as studies that rigorously test existing theories.
MOR encourages variety. We invite indigenous, cross-cultural and comparative research on traditional and non-traditional topics. We welcome studies using conventional as well as innovative research methods. For papers that are not China specific, and if appropriate, we encourage authors to discuss or speculate about the implications of their theories and findings for research in the Chinese context.
All articles published in MOR must make a theoretical contribution and provide new knowledge on the issue being studied. Manuscripts that are primarily applied in focus and that have managers - rather than management researchers - as their only or primary intended audiences do not fall into the domain of MOR. Methodological articles are welcome, but they should be relevant for Chinese management research and contribute to future studies of management or organization issues.
MOR’s editors ask these questions of each manuscript: does it fall within our domain; does it offer fresh insights; is it methodologically competent; and is it persuasive, that is, does the evidence or logic substantiate the conclusions?
The journal publishes original research that is (a) fundamental, (b) relevant to an international audience, and/or (c) of special relevance to China as outlined in the MOR mission statement.
Articles that are descriptive accounts of phenomena or applied essays intended for executive or practitioner audiences do not fall within the domain of MOR.
MOR publishes empirical and theoretical articles in the field of management, which includes but is not necessarily limited to the following disciplines: organizational behavior, organizational theory, human resource management, strategic management, cross-cultural management, international management, and business ethics.
The journal publishes articles in English only. A Chinese translation of the Abstract of each article is also published in the same issue.
The journal accepts original manuscripts that are not under review or consideration for publication in other journals or books.
All papers will be blind reviewed by two qualified reviewers.
MOR aims to provide constructive and developmental feedback on all manuscripts regardless of editorial outcome. The goal is to advance research through high quality feedback in the developmental reviews.
MOR aims to provide timely feedback and will aim to make an editorial decision within three months after the manuscript is received.
Submission Guidelines (Click here to download pdf version) Updated on December 2009!
Please note that failure to follow these guidelines may result in the return of your manuscript with a request to correct.
Authors are referred to the “Style Guide for Authors” in preparing their manuscripts. This guide is available at both http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/mor and http://www.iacmr.org and is published in the first issue of every volume of MOR. Manuscripts that are inappropriately prepared tend to be less favorably received by reviewers.
Please submit manuscripts online through the MOR Manuscript Central site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mor . Four files should be supplied: a cover letter, a title page, an acknowledgement document, and the manuscript. The cover letter, title page, and acknowledgement document are not available to reviewers in keeping with the double-blind review process. You can check the status of your manuscript by logging in to your Author Center on Manuscript Central.
Each submission should be accompanied by a cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, indicating that the manuscript is original and is not under consideration by any other journal or book. Originality requires that your research has not appeared in any other published form (e.g., book or journal) in any language. However, papers published in or presented at conference proceedings are not disqualified from submission to MOR, unless such proceedings take the form of a publicly available, commercial publication (e.g., with an assigned ISBN or ISSN). If submitting a manuscript with data or findings that overlap with another study, published or not, authors must inform the Editor-in-Chief and be willing to provide a copy of the other paper upon request. Authors must also declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest.
To permit author anonymity for blind review, the author’s names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Identifying information on the required separate title page accompanying the manuscript should include the names, affiliations, and email addresses of all the authors, as well as the full address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Language within the text that suggests the author’s identity should be avoided. Acknowledgements that could reveal the identity of the author should appear in the separate acknowledgements document and not on the submitted manuscript. Please keep the Managing Editor informed about any changes in the author correspondence information.
We accept only English language manuscripts. Poor writing may jeopardize the evaluation of good ideas. Poor grammar impedes communication. We encourage the use of professional copyediting services before submission of the manuscript, especially for non-native English speaking authors.
The better developed a manuscript and the ideas it contains, the easier it will be to review, and the better it will be received by reviewers. We encourage authors to seek peer reviews on their manuscripts prior to submission to MOR.
Once a manuscript is received at MOR, the Editor-in-Chief reads the manuscript for appropriateness for MOR. Inappropriate manuscripts (those that do not fit the domain of MOR or are immature for review) will be returned to the author without a formal review. Manuscripts prepared in a way that compromise blind review also may be returned to the author for correction.
Submissions that are suitable for MOR will be assigned to a senior editor whose expertise fits the topic of the paper. The senior editor will assign two reviewers, generally one reviewer with expertise on the content area and another with expertise on the method of the study. Occasionally, authors may be requested to suggest some possible reviewers when the topic is highly specialized. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editor-in-Chief, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.
The guidelines provided to reviewers are available on the MOR web page (http://www.iacmr.org). Authors are encouraged to read these guidelines so that they are aware of MOR reviewers’ expectations.
Author Services. Online production tracking is now available through Blackwell’s Author Services. This service allows authors of accepted papers to check the status of their articles online. Visit http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor for more details on this service and other additional resources for article preparation and submission.
Style Guide (Click here to download pdf version) Updated on December 2008!
This “Style Guide for Authors” provides information for preparing manuscripts for submission to the Management and Organization Review (MOR). A different document, “Information for Contributors and Submission Guidelines” (published in each issue of MOR and also available at http://www.iacmr.org) describes the content domain of MOR and submission procedures. Please note that failure to follow this guide may result in the return of your manuscript for reformatting before it is considered as a submission.
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1. Manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout (this includes notes and references) on one side of A4 or US standard letter size paper with all margins at least one inch.
2. Though we do not impose a page limit, we encourage conciseness in writing. Typical manuscripts are expected to be between 25 to 40 pages, including references, tables, and figures. The best ideas are expressed in simple, direct language. Excessive references are not helpful. Cite only the most representative and authoritative sources to support your points.
3. The separate title page has the title of the paper, the names of all the authors and their affiliations, along with the detailed address of the corresponding author, including full postal address, email address, phone number, and fax number.
4. The first page of the manuscript should have the title of the paper and an informative abstract of no more than 200 words, double-spaced. Provide three to five keywords or phrases to help in identifying appropriate reviewers and to facilitate abstracting and search functions. The title should be short, informative, and contain a major keyword. A short running title (fewer than 40 characters) should also be provided.
5. The body of the paper begins on page two with the main heading INTRODUCTION, left justified. It is not necessary to include the title on this page.
6. Primary headings should be capitalized and bold. Secondary headings should be in upper and lower case, bold, and with the first letters of each word capitalized. Tertiary headings should be italicized with the first letter of the first word capitalized. All headings should be left justified.
7. Organize the manuscript into the following main sections: INTRODUCTION, THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES (if hypotheses are used), METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, and CONCLUSION. Use secondary headings within each main section to clearly organize the presentation.
8. Put sentences in the active voice (“I did it”; “They did it”) instead of the passive voice (“It was done”) to make it easy for readers to see who did what. Use the first person (“I” or “we”) to describe what you yourself did. However, be sure to avoid any phrasing that may reveal your identity and compromise the blind peer review process. For example, when self-referencing, write “In Smith (2000), results showed…” Do NOT write “In my previous research (Smith, 2000), results showed…” or “The author’s previous research (Smith, 2000) revealed…”
9. Use notes and not endnotes or footnotes. Notes should be provided on a separate page immediately following the text and before the REFERENCES under the heading NOTES. Notes should offer significant comment. Important information should be in the text. Minimize the use of notes.
10. A separate acknowledgements document should identify the source of financial grants and other funding as well as the contribution of colleagues or institutions. Please note that this information should not be included in the main manuscript document to ensure the blind review process is not compromised. Once a paper has been accepted or conditionally accepted and is past the blind review process, acknowledgements will be included as the first entry in the NOTES section. The numbered notes (e.g., ) begin after the acknowledgements.
11. Put all tables, figures, and appendices at the end of the manuscript, following the REFERENCES.
12. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner.
13. Prepare the entire manuscript (including tables and figures) in Microsoft Word® using Times New Roman font. Use 12 point size font for the body of the paper.
1. Each table or figure should bear an Arabic number (1, 2, etc.) and a title and should be reasonably interpretable without reference to the text.
2. Each table should be bracketed with a solid horizontal line with minimum use of horizontal lines inside the table. Do not use vertical lines in the tables or figures. Check published papers in MOR for table and figure format.
3. Each table or figure should be presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript, after the REFERENCES. Figures and tables reproduced from already published work must be accompanied by the permission of the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher). Please indicate the position of figures and tables in the text as follows:
INSERT TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE
4. Figures (unlike tables) have graphics. Should your paper be accepted for publication, please ensure that all figures are of a suitable quality and resolution to be printed. Wherever possible please provide line figures in encapsulated postscript (.eps) format or scanned at 800 d.p.i. Do not embed graphics in the Word document – they must be supplied in separate files, one file per figure. Full artwork guidelines are available on the publisher’s website (www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor/digill.asp).
5. Avoid “stacking” – write all words horizontally, not vertically.
6. Use tabs, not spaces, to separate data points in tables.
7. Use the same variable names you use in the text. Spell out the words or names of all the variables in the tables or figures. Do not abbreviate. Look at figures in published MOR articles for format ideas.
8. Data entries in tables should be restricted to two decimal places.
9. In tables, footnote symbols †, ‡, § and ¶ should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values.
must be used to identify and credit the appropriate source(s) when you
refer to or borrow ideas, paraphrase text, or quote verbatim in your
manuscript. Verbatim quotations are text taken directly, word-for-word
from another written work. They are generally a few words or more but
also include original one or two word phrases coined by an author that
have not yet integrated into common speech. Again, whether you are
directly quoting, summarizing, or simply referring to another author’s
ideas, it is imperative that you cite.
1. In the text, where the author’s name appears, the date should follow in parentheses, e.g., Mintzberg (1985). If the author’s name is not present in the text, insert it with the date in parentheses, e.g., (Mintzberg, 1985).
2. Multiple references should be listed alphabetically in parentheses, separated by semicolons, e.g., (Jackson, 1996; Watson, 1986).
3. Page numbers to indicate a passage of special relevance or to give the source of a quotation or paraphrase should appear in parentheses, e.g., (Willmott, 1992: 12).
4. If there is more than one reference to the same author in the same year, postscript the date of each reference with a, b, c, etc., e.g., (Sparrow, 1998a, 1998b).
5. For references with two authors, give both names every time you cite it, e.g., (Meyer & Lu, 2004).
6. References with three to six authors should be listed in full in the first appearance of the citation in the text, e.g., (Weber, Ames, & Blais, 2005). Use the last name of the first author and “et al.” in all its subsequent appearances in the text, e.g., (Weber et al., 2005).
7. For seven or more authors, use “et al.” even for the first citation. (Note: the matching reference should give all the authors.)
This section is for any acknowledgements and additional notes. In general, MOR discourages the use of notes. If used, they should be placed as a list at the end of the paper and numbered in the list and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Try to put essential information in the body of the paper and use notes judiciously. Please see articles in past issues of MOR for examples of notes. When using notes, please type the notes as a continuation of the main body text and avoid using Word’s endnote or footnote reference tools.
the names of all authors. Do not use ibid or op cit. References should
be listed alphabetically by author and be placed at the end of the
manuscript, before the tables, figures, and appendices. Reference to
unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the
list but should be cited in the text only (e.g., Smith, 2000,
unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or
figures must be listed in the reference list. Authors are responsible
for the accuracy of the references.
1. Journal references should be listed as follows:
Meyer, M.W., & Lu, X. 2005. Managing indefinite boundaries: The strategy and structure of a Chinese business firm. Management and Organization Review, 1(1): 57–86.
Nonaka, I. 1991. The knowledge-creating company. Harvard Business Review, 69(6): 96-104.
always include an issue number in parentheses after the volume number
to help facilitate other researchers seeking to find your references.
2. Book references should be listed as follows:
Law, J. 1994. Organizing modernity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Shapira, Z. (Ed.) 1997. Organizational decision making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
3. Chapter references should appear as follows:
Zhou, X. 1997. Organizational decision making as rule following. In Z. Shapira (Ed.), Organizational decision making: 257–281. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
4. Unpublished papers or conference presentations should appear as follows:
Chen, M.H. 1998. Organizational citizenship behavior in the service industry. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Wallace, J.H. 2004. Creativity in high technology firms. Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, Beijing, June 2004.
5. If an article has no author, the periodical or producing body is referenced:
Business Week. 1998. The best B-schools. October 19: 86-94.
6. Articles used from online sources should appear as follows:
Hofstede, G. 2003. Hofstede Scores: China. Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions.
[Cited 10 March 2006] Available from URL: http://www.geert-hofstede.com/hofstede_china.shmtl.
Present long but essential methodological details, such as explanations of the calculation of measures or items of new measures not already in the text, in an appendix or appendices. Presentation should be concise, but avoid table formats and reproductions of surveys. Multiple appendices are labeled numerically as follows: Appendix I, Appendix II, etc. and referred to in the text.
Many authors use the tracking facility of the reviewing tool in working on successive versions of their manuscripts. Word can detect corrections to previous versions of the manuscript by clicking on a “Showing Markup” option when the Reviewing tool bar is activated. To prevent this and to ensure blind reviews, before submitting your manuscript you should (i) click on “Final”, (ii) select the entire document, and then (iii) save that version as a new file under a new name. That will be a “clean” version, free of the history of previous versions and corrections. This is the version that you should submit to MOR.
The Properties Summary of a document often automatically populates with an author’s name and company. Please go to File>Properties>Summary to delete this information, then save prior to submitting.
If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit a biography of no more than 75 words for each author. The biography should indicate email address, where the highest degree was earned, present affiliation and position, and current research interests. This should be the last page of the final version of your manuscript.
You will be asked to provide a Chinese version of the abstract, including the keywords and the Chinese names if such is available or appropriate, if your article is accepted for publication. This should be prepared in a separate file with the manuscript number as the file name, e.g., MOR-09-001-Chinese-abstract.doc.
Should your article be accepted, you will be required to complete a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA), signed by the main author. Publication will not be possible without the receipt of this form. Authors can download the form from http://media.wiley.com/assets/1540/90/ctabglobal.pdf. The completed and signed form should be scanned and emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 480-965-8314, or mailed to the following address:
Management and Organization Review
Arizona State University
W. P. Carey School of Business
P.O. Box 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006
Notification of the URL from where to download a Portable Document Format (PDF) typeset page proof, associated forms and further instructions will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The purpose of the PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at the PDF proof stage. The proof should be checked, and approval to publish the article should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated, otherwise, it may be signed off on by the Editor or held over to the next issue.
Will authors please note that Word 2007 is not yet compatible with journal production systems. Unfortunately, the journal cannot accept Microsoft Word 2007 documents until such time as a stable production version is released. Please use Word's 'Save As' option therefore to save your document as an older (.doc) file type.
References in Articles
We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.
EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:
Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:
MOR offers Accepted Articles, a Wiley-Blackwell service whereby peer-reviewed accepted articles are published online prior to their ultimate inclusion in a print or online issue. Articles published within Accepted Articles have been fully refereed, but have not been through the copy-editing, typesetting and proof correction process.
Management and Organization Review is covered by our Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at http://www.doi.org/faq.html.
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