A guide to journals related to Management Learning & Leadership
Academy of Management Review (AMR)
Top international journal in management. US edited and dominated. Articles range from totally incomprehensible to excellent review of topics and issues within management.
British Journal of Management (BJM)
UK version of AMR. Relatively new and not so prestigious; but good coverage of general management topics, especially strategy.
Educational Training Technology International (ETTI)
Accessible academic journal on technology in (management) education. Mixture of academic articles and more'how-to'/case studies. Looks at technology in the broadest definition of the word across all sectors of education and training.
Gender and Education
Academic Journal with a strong emphasis on Internaltional and looking at issues around Gender in all levels of education.
Harvard Business Review (HBR)
Written mainly by Harvard professors and aimed at senior managers of large US companies. Not 'academic' in the strict sense of the word, but contains excellent overviews of topical management subjects and issues.
Like JABS, this journal goes back to the early days of the T-group movement but as practiced via the Tavistock Institute in London. Still edited in the UK. Has published interesting recent material on ethics.
American refereed journal concerned with theory and practice of HRD. Useful and readable. One of the few academic journal in this area.
HRM Journal (HRMJ)
Good academic journal edited from Warwick. Broad coverage of HRM issues and strong on IR tradition.
Industrial and Commercial Training
Published by BACIE, with a strong practitioner orientation. Useful articles, some good summaries; but less significant than it used to be some years ago.
International Journal of HRM (IJHRM)
Good academic journal with broad coverage of comparative and international forms of HRM. Has special issues on different regions and themes. Edited from Cardiff. Primary competitor of HRMJ.
International Journal of Lifelong Education
Excellent adult education journal of research, theory and application. Useful critiques of authors who are equally prominent in management education.
Journal of Applied Behavioural Science (JABS)
Reasonably high brow academic journal, edited in the USA, and initially closely associated with the T-group movement. More diverse now, but still a strong humanistic and OB flavour.
Journal of European Industrial Training (JEIT)
This is a stablemate of Personnel Review, slightly lower in the academic pecking order, but contains some good overviews and a few original articles. Occassionally publishes superficial papers and 'pot boilers'. Emphasis on corporate training, but not as 'European' as the title might suggest.
Journal of Management Development (JMD)
Another MCB journal which, for some time, was a competitor of MEAD. Midway between academic and practitioner journal; has some good material on international and management development, plus strong North American representation.
Journal of Management Education
US dominated academic journal focussing on the teaching of management in business schools. Slight emphasis on OB, since it started life as the Organization Behaviour Teaching Review.
Journal of Management Inquiry
New and unusually creative for an American Journal. Covers both methodolgy and range of management issues.
Journal of Management Learning
Successor to MEAD, and leading edge journal on theory and practice of management education and development. Distinctly more academic than its forerunner. Edited at Cambridge, but closely associated with Lancaster.
Journal of Management Studies
Highbrow UK edited journal, strong on organization theory, the nature of management and strategy. Interdisciplinary and publishes both quantitative and qualititative studies.
Edited by David collinson and Keith Grint, of the Lancaster's Department of Management Learning and Leadership.
Management Education and Development (MEAD)
Quarterly journal published by AMED from 1970 to 1993. Generally accessible with articles ranging from practical, to whimsical to highbrow. Covers both management education and corporate development, with a strong leaning towards action learning, self development, etc.
In 1994 the journal transformed itself into Management Learning
New highbrow journal on organizational theory, edited from Warwick and Lancaster. Strong emphasis on ciritcal sociology, but editorial policy is open and creative!
Organization Studies (OS)
Top UK journal on organizational theory, well rated in the USA. Has developed good international coverage (especially E Asia) since John Child became editor.
Published by MCB, but quite respectable. At the lower end of the 'academic' journals and hence quite readable. Wide coverage of HRD/M issues.