California Management Review has served as a bridge of communication between academia and management practice for sixty years. With a history of publishing leading-edge research with managerial applications, CMR is uniquely positioned as both a valuable outlet for top business school faculty and an indispensable resource for practitioners.
Edited at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the journal publishes articles across a range of management subjects, shaping research and practice on managing innovation, strategy and organization, sustainable management practices, and human resources management -- among many others.
California Management Review ranks among the top management journals in the world. CMR’s articles are distributed through outlets such as Harvard Business School Publishing and SAGE Publishing, and are used in university courses, executive programs, and management seminars around the world. CMR is proud to publish the latest research from management scholars such as Henry Chesbrough, Laura Tyson, Michael Tushman, David Aaker, David Teece, and Charles O’Reilly.
A Focus Business Practice
California Management Review is situated at the intersection of academic research and business practice. As part of the journal’s editorial process, all articles must be based on both solid academic research and offer insights into the practice of management.
In addition to publishing its regular issues, California Management Review has published special issues and sections on relevant subjects guest-edited by leading faculty. Recent special issues have focused on the dynamic capabilities framework, city innovation, big data, crowdfunding, family firms, intellectual property management, and hybrid organizations.
California Management Review serves as a bridge of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. The journal is committed to advancing the study of management broadly, focusing on business organizations, social enterprises, hybrid organizations, and non-profit organizations.
|David Vogel||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Kora Gonzalez||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Gundars Strads||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Jae Park||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Valentina Assenova||University of Pennsylvania|
|David Bach||Yale University, USA|
|Homa Bahrami||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Carliss Y. Baldwin||Harvard University, USA|
|William Barnett||Stanford University, USA|
|Sara Beckman||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|John Boudreau||University of Southern California, USA|
|Christian Catalini||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA|
|Henry Chesbrough||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Bhagwan Chowdhry||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|James G. Conley||Northwestern University, USA|
|Charles J. Corbett||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|George S. Day||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Rui de Figueiredo||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Alnoor Ebrahim||Tufts University, USA|
|Lee Fleming||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Nardia Haigh||University of Massachusetts Boston, USA|
|Ganesh Iyer||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Laura Kray||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Herman Leonard||Harvard University, USA|
|David Lewin||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|Marvin Lieberman||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|Richard K. Lyons||UC Berkeley, USA|
|John Morgan||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Charles O'Reilly||Stanford University, USA|
|James O'Toole||University of Southern California, USA|
|Felix Oberholzer-Gee||Harvard University, USA|
|Donald A. Palmer||University of California-Davis, USA|
|Jeffrey Pfeffer||Stanford University, USA|
|Jerry Porras||Stanford University, USA|
|Ananth Raman||Harvard University, USA|
|Hayagreeva Rao||Stanford University, USA|
|Mariko Sakakibara||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|Margaret Shih||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|Ram Shivakumar||University of Chicago, USA|
|Nora Silver||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Olav Sorenson||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|Robert Strand||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|David Teece||University of California-Berkeley, USA|
|Michael W. Toffel||Harvard University, USA|
|Michael Tushman||Harvard University, USA|
|Garret Van Ryzin||Columbia University, USA|
|John Walker||Columbia University, USA|
|Margarethe F. Wiersema||University of California-Irvine, USA|
|Elaine Wong||University of California-Riverside, USA|
|Maia Young||University of California-Los Angeles, USA|
|Nancy Adler||McGill University, Canada|
|Julian Birkinshaw||London Business School, UK|
|Cyril Bouquet||International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland|
|Boyd Cohen||EADA Business School, Spain|
|David De Cremer||Cambridge University, UK|
|Arnoud de Meyer||Singapore Management University, Singapore|
|Alberto Diminin||Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy|
|Yves Doz||INSEAD, France|
|Richard Florida||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Pankaj Ghemawat||IESE Business School, Spain|
|Michael Haenlein||ESCP Europe, France|
|Teck Ho||National University of Singapore, Singapore|
|Nirmalya Kumar||London Business School, UK|
|Tom Lawrence||Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK|
|Barak Libai||Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel|
|Michael Lounsbury||University of Alberta, Canada|
|B. Mahadevan||Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India|
|Magnus Mähring||Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden|
|Michael Mol||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Filipe Morais||University of Reading, UK|
|Yoshifumi Nakata||Doshisha University, Japan|
|Leyland Pitt||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Thomas Powell||University of Oxford, UK|
|Karthik Ramanna||University of Oxford, UK|
|Deva Rangarajan||Vlerick Business School, Belgium|
|Philip Rosenzweig||IMD Business School, Switzerland|
|Brian Silverman||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Craig Smith||INSEAD, France|
|David Soberman||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Jaeyong Song||Seoul National University, Korea|
|Rosalie Tung||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Luk Van Wassenhove||INSEAD, France|
|Georg von Krog||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland|
|Richard Whittington||Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK|
|George Yip||Imperial College Business School, UK|
|Christoph Zott||IESE Business School, Spain|
Invitation to Contributors
California Management Review serves as a vehicle of communication between those who study management and those who practice it. CMR's editorial mission is to publish academic research that contributes to the practice of management and demonstrates general editorial and pedagogical excellence.
CMR primarily publishes original articles that are both research based and address issues of current concern to managers.
CMR interprets management broadly, to include subject matter taught in business schools as well as work in other fields that is applicable to management functions and practices. CMR typically publishes articles that extend our knowledge of a given topic either by contesting or building upon existing theories or by presenting new empirical work. Additionally, every manuscript should also be practitioner oriented, including recommendations that will improve the practice of management.
Articles that present the results of original research and analysis are given high priority, but we also invite reports on business surveys, analyses or descriptions of new or revised business techniques, and perspectives on contemporary social, economic, and political issues. We also welcome articles by practitioners on contemporary business policies and practices as well as revisions of papers originally prepared for academic conferences or scholarly publications. All submissions are subject to peer review.
Preparation of Manuscripts
All submissions are processed within our online system.
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- There is no fee for submitting a manuscript for publication consideration in CMR.
- Authors should upload manuscripts in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format (not as PDFs).
- The author(s)' name should not appear anywhere on the actual manuscript, filenames, charts, figures, or graphs.
- You will be required to include a 100-word summary (abstract) of the manuscript’s basic argument.
- You will be required to select at least three (3) keywords that indicate the general subject of the article.
- Manuscripts should run approximately fifteen to thirty pages, double-spaced with 12 point font (more exactly, 5,000 to 9,000 words). Please inquire with the editor before submitting articles of greater or shorter length.
- Notes, citations, and references should be numbered in the text and compiled at the end of the manuscript (endnote format). All bibliographic material should be contained directly in the notes and not as a separate section.
- Tables, charts, and diagrams should be uploaded as separate documents with references for insertion throughout the document.
- Email queries will be promptly acknowledged. If you do not receive a response within 10 business days, please follow up to ensure your request was received.
- Authors of submissions that are not selected for external review can expect to receive a prompt response.
- If your submitted article is selected for external review, authors can normally expect a first publication decision within 12 to 16 weeks. There are exceptions to this timeframe. If your online submission is successful, you will receive an automated e-mail confirmation of receipt within 24 hours. If you do not receive said e-mail, contact CMR immediately as your submission was most likely not received
- Accepted articles are generally published within 6 to 8 months. Special issues take significantly longer.
- Submissions that are not selected for external review will receive a decision within four weeks.
- CMR does not accept multiple submissions (manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other publications).
- Articles should be as jargon-free as possible. Terminology and acronyms that are not common knowledge should be defined. Technical material should be placed in notes or appendices whenever possible.
- Three descending levels of headings should be used periodically and consistently throughout the article. They should be descriptive but brief.
- Tables, charts, diagrams, and other graphic materials should be used for providing necessary information or clarification of central concepts. They should be clean and uncluttered and should appear on separate pages. If copyright permission is required for publishing this graphic material, it is the author's responsibility to obtain it at his/her cost.
- CMR uses endnote style (not scientific notation), and references or bibliographies should be folded into the notes (not listed as a separate section). Citation order should be author(s) (first name first), title of work, complete publication information (city, state, publisher, date or name of periodical, volume and issue number, date), and page number references. The accuracy of citations and references is the responsibility of the author(s).
- CMR uses the Chicago Manual of Style as primary reference source.
- For more specific style questions, consult a recent issue, read a sample article, or contact our Senior Editor.