Special issue on Common sense and other decision influences

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 20 June 2008



(2008), "Special issue on Common sense and other decision influences", Management Decision, Vol. 46 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/md.2008.00146faa.001



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Special issue on Common sense and other decision influences

Article Type: Call for papers From: Management Decision, Volume 46, Issue 6.

Guest Editor: Erwin Rausch

Management Decision is planning a special issue on ``Common sense and other decision influences''. Eight to ten papers will be accepted for this special issue. All papers will be double-blind reviewed, after a preliminary screening by the Guest Editor. The call solicits both papers and reviewers. Topics on which papers could be submitted include, but are not limited to:

  • Definition of common sense.

  • History of research on common sense.

  • Models of common sense.

  • Values and cultural influences in common sense.

  • Common sense and ethical behaviour.

  • Common sense influences on decisions.

  • Evaluating quality of common sense.

  • Development of common sense.

  • Common sense and decision traps.

  • Common sense, rational and critical thinking.

  • Misconceptions about common sense and decisions.

  • Attitudes, experiences and learning influences on common sense.

  • Interaction and group influences on common sense.

  • Organizational ``systems'' and other external environmental factors impacting on common sense.

  • Criteria for determining quality of decisions.

  • Intuitive and deductive reasoning's role in common sense.

Management Decision is a peer reviewed academic journal published by Emerald Group Publishing, and has been in publication for over 45 years. Its emphasis is to publish research and reflection on theory, practice, techniques and context of decisions taken in and about business and business research. The journal was recently accepted onto the Social Science Citation Index and is expecting its first impact factor in 2008.


The journal web site is located at: www.emeraldinsight. com/md.htm. Please read through the author guidelines on this site before submitting your paper. Papers should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length. A title of not more than 12 words should be provided.

Articles should be submitted no later than June 1, 2008 to ScholarOne's Manuscript Central at: www.emeraldinsight.com/info/journals/md/notes.jspFor enquiries, please contact Erwin Rausch at: didacticra@aol.com

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