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Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Management History, Volume 21, Issue 4
Denise Rousseau, 20 Years of the JMH, and goodbye
Welcome to Volume 21 Issue 4 of the Journal of Management History (JMH). With the last issue, we had broken the 4,000 citation barriers with 4,013. We are currently at 4,250 and our H-index is now up to 27 and our G-index is 46. Our Age Weighted Citation Rate has increased from 451.19 to 493.97. At the beginning of volume 20, we had an acceptance rate of 17.1 per cent. Right now, we are officially at a 4.5 per cent acceptance rate, but that includes three editorials and one book review and does not include desk rejects. In terms of research papers with final decisions we have 18/654 acceptances, so a 2.75 per cent acceptance rate plus we have 18 pending papers. The average time from submission to final decision is 6.8 days and the average reviewer turnaround time is 13.5 days. Interestingly, papers that are eventually accepted tend to take longer than those that are rejected. David Lamond took over as editor in 2004 when he was the Director and CEO of the Sydney Graduate School of Management of the University of Western Australia. Before becoming Executive Editor he had done a couple of papers on Management History (Lamond, 1990, 2003a, 2003b) but being an organizational psychologist, most of his work had focused on more human resource management-oriented topics (Lamond, 2002, 2000a, 2000b; 2000c, 1998a, 1998b,Lamond, 1997a, 1997b; 2003a, 2003b, 1997a, 1997b, 1996, 1995a, 1995b, 1991, 1989; Lamond et al., 2003, 1998; Daniels et al., 2000a, 2000b, 2000c; 2001; Standen et al., 1999; Renfrow et al., 1998). During his time as an editor, he wrote over half a dozen articles about management history topics (Ahlstrom et al., 2009; Lamond, 2004, 2005, 2006a, 2006b, 2006c, 2008a, 2008b, 2010; Zheng and Lamond, 2009) slightly fewer than his publications dealing with human resources management (Hu et al., 2007; Lamond, 2007, 2008c, 2009a, 2009b; Lamond et al., 2005; Woods and Lamond, 2011; Zheng and Lamond, 2009, 2010), while, since then, he has done work on both human resources management (Lin and Lamond, 2014; Wang et al., 2013, 2014) and in press work on management history (Lamond, in press). In the past 33 years, his works have been cited 1,469 times and he has an H-index = 21, a G-index = 34 and an Age Weighted Citation Rate of 164.92.
When I took over the journal in 2011, articles from the journal had been cited under 1,655 times and it had an H-index of 18 and a G-index of 28 [these numbers are actually for the second issue that I handled rather than the first one]. My own work had been cited 3,775 times and I had an H-index of 38, a G-index of 59 and an Age Weighted Citation Rate of 577.18. I had published in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and in the 2010s ranging from poetry to engineering and polymer chemistry to psychology and education to human resources management and strategic management to entrepreneurship and career management and international business (Carraher, 2012a,2013b; Seladurai and Carraher, 2014). It is interesting to note that in the Microsoft data set of over 512,000 researchers in economics and business administration, my highest rating was 8,642 out of 512,809 for Economics and Business and 17,499 out of 851,335 for Psychiatry & Psychology, but my record was split up as if I was four different individuals (Carraher and Welsh, 2015). Since becoming an editor, most has dealt with global entrepreneurship (Baugh et al., 2013; Carraher et al., 2015, 2014; Van Auken and Carraher, 2013; Carraher and Van Auken, 2013; Ahmed et al., 2013; Van Auken and Carraher, 2012) or been editorials (Carraher, 2012a, 2012b, 2012c, 2012d; 2013a, 2013b, 2013c, 2013d, 2013e, 2013f, 2013g, 2014a, 2014b, 2014c, 2014d, 2014e, 2014f, 2014g, 2015a, b, c). As of today, my work has been cited 8,708 times with an H-index of 60, a G-index of 91 and an AWCR of 910.17 thanks, in a large part, to the inspirational leadership of individuals like Daniel A Wren, Sylvia Burgess and John Courington and the motivational inspiration of coauthors like Sherry E. Sullivan, Sarah Carraher, Mike Buckley and Mike Peng. Over the past several days, I have talked with Dan Wren, Mike Buckley, Sherry Sullivan, Greg Dess, my wife Sarah, my Senior Associate Dean Vargese Jacob and my father Dr Charles E. Carraher, a Nobel-prize-nominated (I still hope that he wins one day) polymer chemist about both the JMH and the Journal of Technology Management in China and thinking about my models Frank Hoy, Michael Hitt, Paul Nystrom, Daniel Wren, Sherry Sullivan and Mike Peng. I found myself asking why am I putting in so much time on these journals. Right now with 18 papers under review that is about as many papers as I was handling in six months when I initially took over the journal. In 2011, the journal had just been turned down for ISI inclusion and was a B-level journal on the Australian Business Dean’s Council List. Now, we are included in Scopus and are an A-level journal on the Australian Business Dean’s Council List. As many of you know, I used to be a motivational speaker, have done work with people from the National Security Division of the Executive Office of the President [research and data analysis – nothing really highly secretive], and am doing a five-year longitudinal work on expatriation with half a dozen Fortune 100 organizations seeking to increase the effectiveness of their developmental systems. I am an academic because I desire to have a positive impact on the field and practice of Management and Entrepreneurship as well as have a positive impact on the lives and careers of my students and colleagues. While I certainly plan to remain active within Management History, I believe that it is time to hand off the journal to someone else. In two days, I head to Cambridge University where my students are to present 16 of their papers at the Cambridge Business & Economics Conference and then I head to the China Association for the Management of Technology conference where I’ll be talking with individuals from the United Nations and the Chinese Government about intellectual property rights. It is time for Emerald Group Publishing to have someone else step up.
We begin this issue with an interview of Denise Rousseau of Carnegie Mellon University. Her research has been cited 42,151 times with an H-index of 77 and a G-index of 205! Her Age Weighted Citation Rate is an incredible 2,539.03 – which is close to what my total citations were when I took over as editor of this journal. She is well known for her work on trust, psychological contracts, boundaryless careers and research methods. I had the opportunity to work closely with her during my term as an officer of the Management History Division as she was President in 2005 the year after I was Program Chair. We actually have her and Rosalie Tung to thank for the formal relationship that the JMH has with the Management History Division of the AOM [along with David Lamond]. This interview is followed with “Looking back: A quantitative review of the Journal of Management History, 1995-1999” by Jay H. Hardy III, Carter Gibson and M. Ronald Buckley of the University of Oklahoma. The purpose of their article was to provide a review of the first five years (1995-1999) of the JMH. In doing so, they reflected on the early direction and maturation of JMH, evaluate the lasting impact of this primary work and identify implications of their findings for future developments in the study of management history.
The next article “Adjusting to the Unexpected: A Review of the Journal of Management History from 2000 to 2004” by Dr Ajay K. Jain who is an Associate Professor of Organizational Design and Behavior at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and Dr Sherry E. Sullivan who is the Senior Professor in Management at Bowling Green State University. They provide a literature review of the 56 articles published in the JMH from 2000 to 2004 and conduct a thematic analysis using the categories of person, topic or event to classify articles as well as a citation analysis using Google Scholar. The number of articles published in 2000 to 2004 was almost 50 per cent fewer than were published in the previous five years and citation rates were lower. Results suggest that high quality articles focused on persons or topics. This is followed by “The reestablishment of the Journal of Management History: a quantitative review of 2005 to 2009” by Logan Steele, Tristan J. McIntosh, Tyler J. Mulhearn, Logan L. Watts, Heather Anderson, Desiree Hill, Li Lin, Samuel Matthews, Alisha Ness and M. Ronald Buckley all of the University of Oklahoma. This article provides a review of the reinstitution of the JMH following its five-year merger with the Management Decision. In this review, they examine the final issue of the merger in 2005 through the four volumes of JMH that were published after the separation. Across this time period, they investigate trends in topics and approaches, as well as identify particularly impactful work. This is then followed by “Learning from the Past to Envision the Future: A Five-year Review 2005-2009” by Madeline M. Crocitto of the State University of New York at Old Westbury which is a more detailed review of the same set of articles providing a different perspective on the transition of JMH under David Lamond’s leadership.
“A Review of Management History from 2010-2014 Utilizing a Thematic Analysis Approach” by Colleen Schwarz of the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She brilliantly demonstrates that there is significant value in reexamining the events, paradigms and people of management. She brings together previously disparate streams of work to help shed light on phenomenon and suggest important implications for researchers. These articles provide insight into the history of management concepts, question-accepted principles and seek insights into new phenomenon by applying historical concepts she conducted a thematic analysis of the 105 articles that appeared in The JMH, Volumes 16 to 19, to identify, analyze and report patterns with the articles as well as provided the template for the other researchers for the review articles.
I trust that you’ll enjoy these articles and interview as much as I have and that they’ll provide you with ideas for future research which you can submit to the JMH.
School of Business, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
Ahlstrom, D., Lamond, D. and Ding, Z. (2009), “Re-examining some management lessons from military history”, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 26 No. 4, pp. 617-642.
Ahmed, Z.U., Zgheib, P.W., Carraher, S. and Kowatly, A.K. (2013), “Public policy and expatriate entrepreneurs”, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 42-53.
Baugh, S. Gayle, Sullivan, Sherry, E. and Carraher, S.M. (2013), “Chapter 16: global careers in the United States”, in Chistina, R. and Yehuda, B. (Eds), Careers without Borders: Critical Perspectives, Routledge, London, pp. 297-322.
Carraher, S.M. (2012a), “The future of the Journal of Management History”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 18 No. 1.
Carraher, S.M. (2012b), “Global and empirical management history?”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 18 No. 3.
Carraher, S.M. (2012c), “Social entrepreneurship: interviews, journal surveys, and measures”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 18 No. 4.
Carraher, S.M. (2013a), “ISI, social entrepreneurship, and research”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 19 No. 1.
Carraher, S.M. (2013b), “Signaling intelligence, management history, marry-go-round, and research”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 19 No. 2.
Carraher, S.M. (2013c), “Follett, Barnard and Taylor”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 19 No. 4.
Carraher, S.M. (2014a), “AACSB standards, academy of management and 3000 citations”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 20 No. 4.
Carraher, S. (2014b), “Cambridge Business & Economics Conference best papers and Anne Tsui”, Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 9 No. 3.
Carraher, S.M. (2014c), “Consumer behavior, online communities, collaboration, IFRS, and Tung”, Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 9 No. 1.
Carraher, S.M. (2014d), “Dutton, management philosophy, realistic job previews, and Weber”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 20 No. 2.
Carraher, S. (2014e), “Kathryn Harrigan, management history, and Michael Peng”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 20 No. 3.
Carraher, S.M. (2014f), “Leadership, entrepreneurship, and suggestions for future research”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 20 No. 1.
Carraher, S. (2014g), “Technology, AACSB and research suggestions”, Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 9 No. 2.
Carraher, S.M., Crocitto, M.M. and Sullivan, S. (2014), “A kaleidoscope career perspective on faculty sabbaticals”, Career Development International, Vol. 19 No. 3, pp. 295-313.
Carraher, S.M. and Van Auken, H. (2013), “The use of financial statements for decision making by small firms”, Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Vol. 26 No. 3, pp. 323-336.
Carraher, S.M. and Welsh, D.H. (2015), Global Entrepreneurship, 2nd ed., Kendall Hunt Publishing, St. Louis, CA.
Carraher, S.M., Welsh, D.H.B. and Svilokos, A. (2015), “Validation of a measure of social entrepreneurship” European Journal of International Management, Vol. 16 No. 11, pp. 133-141.
Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (2000a), “Managing telework: an introduction to the issues”, in Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (Eds), Managing Telework, Thompson Learning, London, pp. 1-8.
Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (2000b), “Prospects and perspectives”, in Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (Eds), Managing Telework, Thompson Learning, London, pp. 176-178.
Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (Eds) (2000c), Managing Telework, Thompson Learning, London.
Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (2001), “Teleworking: frameworks for organisational research”, Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 38 No. 8, pp. 1151-1185.
Hu, M.C., Zheng, C. and Lamond, D.A. (2007), “Recruitment and retention of ICT skills among MNCs in Taiwan”, Chinese Management Studies, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 78-92.
Lamond, D.A. (1989), “The impact of mandatory reporting legislation on reporting behaviours”, Child Abuse and Neglect, Vol. 13, 471-480.
Lamond, D.A. (1990), “The irrational use of Weber’s ideal types”, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 49 No. 4, pp. 464-473.
Lamond, D.A. (1991), “Establishing a senior executive service: the New South Wales experience”, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 50 No. 4, pp. 505-514.
Lamond, D.A. (1995a), “Dilemmas of measuring performance in a government trading enterprise: the State Bank of New South Wales” Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 54 No. 2, pp. 262-272.
Lamond, D.A. (1995b), “Using consulting projects in management education: the joys and jitters of serving two masters”, Journal of Management Development, Vol. 14 No. 8, pp. 60-72.
Lamond, D.A. (1996), “Karpin on management: is that all managers should be doing?”, Journal of Management and Organization, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 21-35.
Lamond, D.A. (1997a), “Humanizing the human resource planning process: HRD at Universitas Terbuka”, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 90-100.
Lamond, D.A. (1997b), “Job analysis and design”, in Kramar, R., McGraw, P. and Schuler, R. (Eds), Human Resource Management in Australia, 3rd ed., Longman, Melbourne, pp. 262-303.
Lamond, D.A. (1998a), “If management is ‘common sense’, Why is sense in management so uncommon?”, Journal of Management and Organization, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 1-9.
Lamond, D.A. (1998b), “Back to the future: lessons from the past for a new management era”, in Griffin, G. (Ed.), Management Theory and Practice: Moving to a New Era, Macmillan, Melbourne, pp. 3-14.
Lamond, D. (2000a), “Personality and telework”, in Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (Eds), Managing Telework, Thompson Learning, London, pp. 61-71.
Lamond, D. (2000b), “Organisational structures that support telework”, in Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (Eds), Managing Telework, Thompson Learning, London, pp. 21-29.
Lamond, D. (2000c), “Managerial Style and Telework”, in Daniels, K., Lamond, D.A. and Standen, P. (Eds), Managing Telework, Thompson Learning, London, pp. 93-111.
Lamond, D.A. (2003a), “The value of Quinn’s competing values model in an Australian context”, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 18 No. 1, pp. 46-59.
Lamond, D.A. (2003b), “Henry Mintzberg vs Henri Fayol: of lighthouses, cubists and the emperor’s new clothes”, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 5-23.
Lamond, D.A. (2004), “A matter of style: reconciling Henry and Henri”, Management Decision, Vol. 42 No. 2, pp. 334-360.
Lamond, D.A. (2005), “On the value of management history: absorbing the past to understand the present and inform the future”, Management Decision, Vol. 42 No. 10, pp. 1273-1281.
Lamond, D.A. (2006a), “Pedagogy in management history: the scholarship of representation”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 345-351.
Lamond, D.A. (2006b), “Matters for judgment: some thoughts on method in management history”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 237-243.
Lamond, D.A. (2006c), “Management and its history: the worthy endeavour of the scribe”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 5-11.
Lamond, D.A. (2007), “Corporate social responsibility: making trade work for the poor”, Management Decision, Vol. 45 No. 8, pp. 1200-1207.
Lamond, D.A. (2008a), “Treading the lines between self-interest, cultural relativism and universal principles: ethics in the global marketplace”, Management Decision, Vol. 46 No. 8, pp. 1122-1131.
Lamond, D.A. (2008b), “More on scholarship in management history: moving the ‘interesting stuff’ from the bottom of the page to the top”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 14 No. 3, pp. 309-312.
Lamond, D.A. (2008c), “Management history in other places”, Journal of Management History, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 184-193.
Lamond, D.A. (2009a), “Bushies, mates and ANZACS: Australian mythology and managerial leadership”, in Kessler, E.H. and Wong, D.J. (Eds), Cultural Mythology and Leadership, Edward Elgar, New York, NY, pp. 359-373.
Lamond, D. (2009b), “Why and how green management matters”, Management Decision, Vol. 47 No. 7.
Lamond, D. (2010), “Peter Drucker: unsolved puzzle or completed picture?”, Management Decision, Vol. 48 No. 4.
Lamond, D.A. (Ed.) (2002), “Management in a global context: prospects for the 21st century”, Proceedings of the 6th IFSAM World Congress, Gold Coast, 10-13 July.
Lamond, D.A., Daniels, K. and Standen, P. (2003), “Teleworking and virtual organisations: the human impact”, in Holman, D., Wall, T.D., Clegg, C., Sparrow, P.R. and Howard, A. (Eds), The New Workplace: People, Technology and Organization: A Handbook and Guide to the Human Impact of Modern Working Practices, Wiley, Chichester, pp. 197-218.
Lamond, D.A., Daniels, K. and Standen, P. (2005), “Managing virtual workers and virtual organisations”, in Holman, D., Wall, T.D., Clegg, C., Sparrow, P.R. and Howard, A. (Eds), The Essentials of the New Workplace, Wiley, Chichester, pp. 173-196.
Lamond, D.A., Standen, P. and Daniels, K. (1998), “Contexts, cultures and forms of teleworking”, in Griffin, G. (Ed.), Management Theory and Practice: Moving to a New Era, Macmillan, pp. 145-157.
Lin, S. and Lamond, D. (2014), “Human resource management practices in Chinese organisations”, Chinese Management Studies, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 2-5.
Renfrow, P., Hede, A. and Lamond, D.A. (1998), “A comparative analysis of senior executive services in Australia”, Public Productivity and Management Review, Vol. 21 No. 4, pp. 369-385.
Seladurai, R. and Carraher, S.M. (2014), Servant Leadership: Research and Practice, IGI Global Business Science Reference.
Standen, P., Daniels, K. and Lamond, D. (1999), “The home as a work place: work-family interaction and psychological well-being in telework”, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 4, pp. 368-381.
Van Auken, H. and Carraher, S.M. (2012), “An analysis of funding decisions for niche agricultural producers”, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 12500121-125001215.
Van Auken, H. and Carraher, S. (2013), “Influences on frequency ofpreparation of financial statements among SMEs”, Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 143-157.
Wang, G.G., Lamond, D. and Zhang, Y.C. (2013), “Innovation and Chinese HRM research and practice: problems and promises”, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 105-116.
Wang, G.G., Zhang, Y.C., Lamond, D. and Ke, J. (2014), “Moving forward: exploring unique Chinese phenomena and advancing HRM research”, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 2-13.
Woods, P.R. and Lamond, D.A. (2011), “What would confucius do? – Confucian ethics and self-regulation in management”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 102 No. 4, pp. 669-683.
Lamond, D.A. and Zheng, C. (2010), “HRM research in China: looking back and looking forward”, Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 6-16.