Journal of Management Development

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

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Editorial objective

Research bringing together conceptual innovation and practical application to enhance the field of management development thinking, practice, and research. The journal provides an international communication medium for all those working in the management development field whether from industry, consulting or academic institutions. Contributions are  therefore welcome from practitioners, academics and professionals working in private, public and non-profit organizations.

Editorial criteria

Articles should be of a conceptual/theoretical nature that includes practical application, based on practical experience/research, report a case study situation, or any combination thereof. The prime requirement for acceptance of an article will be that it:

  • makes a significant original contribution to the field
  • is directly relevant to management development
  • contains elements which have general application
  • is within the scope of the journal coverage.


  • Competence-based management development
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Developing women for management
  • Global management
  • The new technology of management development


The Journal of Management Development draws together the thinking and research relating to the role played by managers in their immediate environment, and the ways in which they can widen their responsibilities to take on larger roles. Many companies now appreciate that investment in management development helps to reduce costs, increase sales and improve productivity - so it's well worth investigating.

Key benefits

Management development is a subject commanding intense interest from organizations serious about the personal development of their staff, and the ways in which they can maximize their potential. If you are kept informed of new research and in-company practice, you are better placed to make appropriate decisions about the introduction of new techniques in your own organization.

Key journal audiences

  • Academics working in the field
  • CEOs and senior managers
  • Libraries supplying academic and corporate needs
  • Management development specialists and consultants
  • Personnel professionals and human resource managers

Journal of Management Development is indexed and abstracted in

Academic Abstracts/CD-ROM, Autographics, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/Corporate/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing, Collectanea Corporate, Corporate Resource Net, Current Citations Express, Current Index to Journals in Education, Education Research Complete, Education Source, Emerald Management Reviews, Emerging Sources Citation Index, EP Collection, ERIC, ESSEC Business School, Galileo, Health Business Elite, Human Resource Abstracts, Innovative, INSPEC, Leadership & Management Source Plus, Management and Marketing Abstracts, Manning & Napier, Professional Development Collection, PsycINFO, ReadCube Discovery, Scopus, Teacher Reference Centre, Technical Education & Training Abstracts, School Organisation and Management Abstracts, Telebase, TOC Premier (EBSCO)

This journal is ranked by

Association of Business Schools (ABS) Academic Journal Quality Guide, AERES (France), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), BFI (Denmark), CNRS (France), ESSEC (France), FNEGE (France), NSD (Norway), Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland)

Journal of Management Development is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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