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Journal of Human Values

Journal of Human Values

Published in Association with Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Manish Thakur Professor of Public Policy & Management and Coordinator, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Founder Editor
S K Chakraborty Former Convenor, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India

eISSN: 09730737 | ISSN: 09716858 | Current volume: 25 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
Call for Papers
Special Issue on Temporal Pluralism: Alternative Ethics of Law and Society

The Journal of Human Values provides an understanding of how in order for individuals, organizations and societies to endure and function effectively, it is essential that an individual's positive exalting forces be rediscovered and revitalized.

The Journal of Human Values addresses the impact of human values along a variety of dimensions: the relevance of human values in today's world; human values at the organizational level; and the culture-specificity of human values.

The journal provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, principles and processes concerning the application of human values to organizations, institutions and the world at large. It addresses the historico-social origins and the cross-fertilization between culture since many operational human values are clearly culture-specific.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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The Journal of Human Values is a peer-reviewed tri-annual journal devoted to research on values. Communicating across manifold knowledge traditions and geographies, it presents cutting-edge scholarship on the study of values encompassing a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Reading values broadly, the journal seeks to encourage and foster a meaningful conversation among scholars for whom values are no esoteric resources to be archived uncritically from the past. Moving beyond cultural boundaries, the Journal looks at values as something that animates the contemporary in its myriad manifestations: politics and public affairs, business and corporations, global institutions and local organisations, and the personal and the private.

Editorial Committee
Nisigandha Bhuyan Business Ethics and Communication Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Anindita Chakrabarti Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
Bhaskar Chakrabarti Public Policy and Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Vidyanand Jha Organisational Behaviour Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Haripriya Narasimhan Department of Liberal Arts, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India
Bhaskarjit Neog Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Anirvan Pant Strategic Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Dev Nath Pathak Department of Sociology, South Asian University, New Delhi, India
Aparajith Ramnath Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
Koshy Tharakan Department of Philosophy, Goa University, Goa, India
Ramya T Venkateswaran Strategic Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Arindam Chakrabarti East-West Centre, Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii, USA
Dipesh Chakrabarty Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, University of Chicago, USA
Maitrayee Chaudhuri Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Ramachandra Guha Historian and Writer, Bengaluru, India
Dong Ki Kim National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea
Edgard Leite Ferreira Neto Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Marek Petras Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Geshe Ngawang Samten Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, India
Chandan Kumar Sharma Tezpur University, Tezpur, India
Alan H Yang Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Laszlo Zsolnai Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
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    • Books:
      Patnaik, U. (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.
    • Edited Books:
      Amanor, K. S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. New York, NY: Zed Books.
    • Translated books:
      Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London: Monthly Review Press.
    • Book chapters:
      Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York, NY: Pluto Press.
    • Journal articles:
      Foster, J. B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1−17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]
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      Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
      [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]
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      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.
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      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from
    • Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author. 
    • Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R. L. (Eds). (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1−17.
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