SAJGBR mission and coverage

South Asian Journal of Global Business Research

ISSN: 2045-4457

Article publication date: 2 March 2012



(2012), "SAJGBR mission and coverage", South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Vol. 1 No. 1.



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SAJGBR mission and coverage

SAJGBR mission and coverage

Article Type: SAJGBR mission and coverage From: South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, Volume 1, Issue 1.

The mission of SAJGBR is to advance theoretical and empirical knowledge of business issues facing multinational and local organizations of South Asia and South Asian diaspora. We are committed to providing a unified platform to publish research that links scholarly communities in South Asia with the rest of the world. We are open to all empirical methods including qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches. To be published in SAJGBR, a manuscript must use one or more South Asian countries as the context of its study. We use The World Bank definition of South Asia (available at: which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Editorial criteria

SAJGBR is multidisciplinary in scope. We accept submissions in any of the business fields – Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing and Technology – and are open to other disciplines that enhance understanding of international business activity, including anthropology, political science, psychology and sociology, etc. However, authors must clearly underline how their study relates to the advancement of international business theory and/or practice. We are especially interested in manuscripts that integrate theories and concepts taken from different fields and disciplines.

We aim to publish high quality research articles, policy reviews, book reviews, country/practitioner/personal perspectives, conference reflections and commentaries, which contribute to the scholarly and managerial understanding of contemporary South Asian businesses and diaspora. We encourage authors to study relevance of mainstream theories or practices in their fields of interest, critique and offer fresh insights on South Asian businesses and diaspora, as well contribute to the development of new theories.

All submissions must closely follow SAJGBR's author guidelines including formatting, length, abstract and references ( Before making an online submission, authors must agree that the manuscript is not under review in any other journal or conference, and will not be submitted to another publication entity during the review period at SAJGBR. Authors must also confirm that the manuscript, as submitted, has not been previously published and presented in any conference and/or journal. Typically papers should not be longer than 8,000 words, inclusive of references, figures, tables and appendices, using 1-inch margins, Times New Roman, 12-point font. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to ask the authors to condense longer papers and/or improve the quality of the writing before they are formally sent for a double-blind review. However, under special circumstances, manuscripts longer than 8,000 words may be accepted. We do not publish teaching materials or literature reviews.

The best submissions are innovative, insightful, interesting and make an important contribution. They clearly articulate a compelling business issue, are embedded in strong theoretical and rigorous methodological frameworks, and clearly apply the research, practice and/or policy insights derived from the South Asian context to broader international business theory and/or practice. Authors should also emphasize potential research, practice and/or policy implications. Manuscripts will be evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors in terms of their contribution to the scholarly and managerial understanding of contemporary South Asian businesses and diaspora. Therefore, they should add significant value to the field and provide a clear primary argument.

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