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FIIB Business Review

FIIB Business Review

Published in Association with Fortune Institute of International Business

Editor
Sudhir Rana Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi, India


eISSN: 24552658 | ISSN: 23197145 | Current volume: 8 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly

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FIIB Business Review is a management focused, inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal from the Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi. FBR seeks to build a knowledge network of management academicians, policy makers and practitioners by establishing a dialogue through mixed publication basket that provide insightful perspectives on emerging managerial themes, management research of value to professional managers and academics, and management cases on contemporary managerial issues. Our aim is to: (1) Promote applied research in emergent themes that improve the practice of management; and (2) Serve as a vehicle of communication, between those who study management and those who practice it, by publishing articles that are both research-based and practice-based.

FBR is published quarterly in March, June, September and December, and in every issue, FBR features the following sections: Research Section (conceptual and empirical research by scholars), Perspective Section (Viewpoint on contemporary and emerging aspects in the management field), Business Case Section (case on a specific problem or solution or story of business success or failure), and Review Section (review of any book, conference review, website review, review on a journal in management themes).

Key benefits: By drawing on important research, perspective, case study and case review material from contributors all over the world, the journal offers genuinely international perspectives on the key issues and concerns of business practices. The journal fast track submissions and provide first round of review prior or within 60 days of submission.

FIIB Business Review (FBR) is a management focused, inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal from the Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) New Delhi, India. FBR seeks to build a knowledge network of management academicians, policy makers and practitioners by establishing a dialogue through mixed publication basket that provide insightful perspectives on emerging managerial themes, management research of value to professional managers and academics, and management cases on contemporary business issues. FIIB Business Review aims is to: (1) Promote applied research in emergent themes that improve the practice of management; and (2) Serve as a vehicle of communication, between those who study management and those who practice it, by publishing articles that are both research-based and practice-based.

FBR is published quarterly, March, June, September and December and in every issue, FBR features the following sections: Research Section (conceptual and empirical research by scholars), Perspective Section (Viewpoint on contemporary and emerging aspects in the management field), Business Case Section (case on a specific problem or solution or story of business success or failure), and Review Section (review of any book, conference review, website review, review on a journal in management themes).

The content covered in the recent time spans developments in the following areas:

Agriculture and Rural Development
Business Analytics
Business Education
Comparative Studies in Business (Business, Markets and Strategies)
Development in Emerging Economies
Economic and Infrastructural Development
Emerging Business Sectors and Business Practices Globally
Entrepreneurship
Finance
General Management and Organization Behaviour
Human Resource Management and Leadership
Innovation and Technological Aspects in Business
International Business and Trade Relations
Marketing
Operations Management
Public Policies and Governance

Executive Director
Radhika Shrivastava Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Raj Aggarwal University of Akron, Chesterland, USA
Ilan Alon School of Business & Law, University of Agder, Norway
Vikas Anand Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
Arvind Ashta University Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Burgundy School of Business – CEREN, Dijon, France
Russell Belk Schulich School of Business, York University, Ontario, Canada
John Stewart Blakemore MASC Pty. Limited T/A Blakemore Consulting International, Australia
Mona Chung Principal Consultant, Cross Culture International, Australia
Surej P John Waikato Management School, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Craig C Julian Southern Cross University, Australia
Mehmood Khan Unilever Innovation Process, London (Retd.) and Social Entrepreneur, India
William Keeton La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Manish Kheterpal WaterBridge Ventures, New Delhi, India
Dana-Nicoleta Lascu Robins School of Business University of Richmond, Richmond, USA
Naresh K Malhotra Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Rishi Mehta ARRIS International, USA
Paresh Mishra Purdue University - Fort Wayne, USA
Ram Mudambi Fox School of Business, Temple University Philadelphia, USA
Chris Patel Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Parth Patel Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University, UK.
John Joseph Puthenkalam Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
Hussain G Rammal UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Elizabeth Rose Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
P Satish Sa-Dhan - The Association of Community Development Finance Institutions, New Delhi, India
Devashish Saxena Global e-commerce and Multichannel Convergence, Rexel, France
Jagdish N Sheth Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Peter Sinclair Australian Marketing Institute, Australia
Anil Kumar Sinha Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi, India
George S Spais University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Alkis Thrassou School of Business, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Prikshat Verma Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Editorial Associate
Shruti Chandra Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi, India
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: FIIB Business Review

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://peerreview.sagepub.com/fib to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

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    Review Process:

    FIIB Business Review applies mandatory similarity check as first step of screening. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of FIIB Business Review are processed to further steps.

    If the submission meets aims and scope, formatting style and quality assessed by the editor submission is processed further to review process. A blind review process of minimum two experts from the domain is a mandatory process for all the research submissions. Authors are requested to nominate an area expert as reviewer.

    The submission can undergo multiple revisions, rejection or acceptance as an outcome.

    Editor have right to take the final decision to accept or reject the submission.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    Manuscript Requirements

    Manuscript Submission Guidelines: FIIB Business Review

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://peerreview.sagepub.com/fib to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of FIIB Business Review will be reviewed.

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    3. Publishing polices

    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Formatting 
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplementary material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to FIIB Business Review, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    FIIB Business Review aims is to: (1) Promote applied research in emergent themes that improve the practice of management; and (2) Serve as a vehicle of communication, between those who study management and those who practice it, by publishing articles that are both research-based and practice-based.

    1.2 Article types

    Format of the Submission: Submissions should be provided in Microsoft Word format. LaTex files can be used if the accompanying PDF document is provided. PDF as sole file type is not accepted, the PDF file must be accompanied by the source file.

    Perspectives: The perspective paper must be an opinion based paper covering socio-cultural and economic issues, and their micro or macro level impact on business, society and economy. It should address important issues and challenges concerning businesses and public policy with socio-economic relevance. The word range should be between 3000-4000 words

    Research: The research paper must be based on original empirical research, conceptual, literature review and experiment on emerging trends globally. It can be based on either primary or secondary research. The word range should be between 6000-8000 words including tables and figures.

    Case: Case study and analysis of issues, companies, departments and special initiatives taken by academicians and practitioners. The word range should be between 3000-5000 words.

    Book Review: Reviews of recently published books on themes related to business and management. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

    Website Review: Review of websites in the pertinent area. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

    Conference Review: Review of a conference in a relevant field. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

    Author(s) are responsible for any copyright violation, and should ensure the originality of the manuscript submitted by them.
     
    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy 

    Manuscript in MS Word format should be submitted via the peer-review and submission platform https://peerreview.sagepub.com/fib.

    The Journal adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship 

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding

    FIIB Business Review requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    FIIB Business Review encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    FIIB Business Review and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    FIIB Business Review offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                       

    4.1 Formatting 

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Abstract

    FIIB Business Review prefers a single paragraph abstract that includes, purpose of the context being discussed in the manuscript, method incorporated to conduct the study, and major findings of the study.

    4 – 6 keywords should be given at the end of abstract.

    4.3 Artwork, figures and other graphics 

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.4 Supplementary material 

    This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files

    4.5 Reference style

    FIIB Business Review adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    Author

    • Single Author

      • Last name first, followed by author initials.
        Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.
    • Two Authors
      • List by their last names and initials. Use the ampersand (&) instead of "and."
        Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.
    • Three to Seven Authors
      • List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded again by ampersand (&).
        Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., Harlow, T., & Bach, J. S. (1993). There's more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.
    • More Than Seven Authors
      • List by last names and initials; commas separate author names. After the sixth author's name, use an ellipsis in place of the author names. Then provide the final author name. There should be no more than seven names.
        Miller, F. H., Choi, M. J., Angeli, L. L., Harland, A. A., Stamos, J. A., Thomas, S. T., . . . Rubin, L. H. (2009). Web site usability for the blind and low-vision user. Technical Communication, 57, 323-335.
    • Organization as Author
      • American Psychological Association. (2003).
    • Unknown Author
      • Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.).(1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

    NOTE: When your essay includes parenthetical citations of sources with no author named, use a shortened version of the source's title instead of an author's name. Use quotation marks and italics as appropriate. For example, parenthetical citations of the source above would appear as follows: (Merriam-Webster's, 1993).

    • Two or More Works by the Same Author

      • Use the author's name for all entries and list the entries by the year (earliest comes first).
        Berndt, T. J. (1981).
        Berndt, T. J. (1999).

    Book

    • Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
      Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
      Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
    • Multivolume Work
      Wiener, P. (Ed.). (1973). Dictionary of the history of ideas (Vols. 1-4). New York, NY: Scribner's.

    Journal

    • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number ( issue number), pages. 
      Biswas, S., & Bhatnagar, J. (2013). Mediator analysis of employee engagement: role of perceived organizational support, PO fit, organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Vikalpa38(1), 27-40.
    • Report From a Private Organization
      American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
    • Conference Proceedings
      Schnase, J. L., & Cunnius, E. L. (Eds.). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL '95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

    References should be arranged in alphabetical order using APA 6th edition guidelines (Please see http://www.apastyle.org for details).

    4.5.1 Citations

    In-text citation should refer to the following style ( As per APA 6th edition):

    • Single author: (Keller, 2003) or Keller (2003) stated that...
    • Two authors: (Schumann & Neeley, 2005) or Schumann and Neeley (2005) propose that...
    • Three or more authors: Castelli, Happé, Frith and Frith (2000) produced neuroscientific evidences (first instance); Castelli et al. (2000) highlighted... (thereafter)
    • Two or more works with different authors: (Epley, Waytz & Cacioppo, 2009; Mitchell, Thompson, & Miles, 1996)
    • Any images used should be in high resolution. 

    4.6 English language editing services 

    FIIB Business Review follows British Style of English language, i.e. colour instead of color; organization instead of organization, etc Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript 

    FIIB Business Review is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/fib to login and submit your article online.

    5.1 Documents Required during Submission

    • Original Manuscript: Articles should be written in MS Word, Times New Roman font, and should be submitted in soft copy.
       
    • Abstract: All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words in one paragraph format followed by 4–6 keywords.
       
    • Title Page: Manuscripts should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page. 

      The title page must clearly indicate the name of corresponding author who will handle communications at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. 

      The authors must ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
       

    • Authors Biography: Authors must provide a biographical sketch of about 60 - 80 words. They may include information about their current designation and affiliation, specialization, number of books and articles published in refereed journals.
       
    • Photographs and Scanned images: All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. 
       
    • Declaration FormVision encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway. 

    5.2 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.3 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permissionfrom copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    6. On acceptance and publication           

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication 

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the FIIB Business Review editorial office as follows:
    sudhir.rana@fiib.edu.in
    shruti.chandra@fiib.edu.in
    editorfbr@fiib.edu.in

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