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The mission of Journal of Management Development is to publish academic research that tests, extends or develops management theory and contributes to enhance the field of management development, practice, and research.

ISSN: 0262-1711
eISSN: 0262-1711

Aims and scope

More specifically,the Journal of Management Development seeks to publish papers that asks and helps to answer important and interesting questions in management development, develops or tests theory, extends prior studies, explores interesting phenomena, reviews and synthesizes existing research. All empirical methods including - but not limited to - qualitative, quantitative, field, laboratory, meta-analytic and mixed-methods are welcome. 

Editorial criteria

Manuscripts should make strong empirical and theoretical contributions should highlight the relevance of those contributions to management development. Manuscripts 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:

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


  • Business strategy & competence-based management development.
  • Corporate governance & global management.
  • Entrepreneurship & new technology of management development.
  • Organizational theory & developing leadership skills.


The Journal of Management Development draws together the thinking and research relating to the role played by managers in contemporary organizations. It is widely acknowledged that investment in management development helps to reduce costs, increase sales and improve productivity. JMD welcomes submissions on the following topics:

  • Business strategy
  • Organizational theory
  • Corporate governance
  • Global management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • HRM
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Hybrid work
  • eLearning
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Digital and transformative leadership
  • Cross cultural management
  • Justice

Key benefits

Management development is a subject commanding intense interest from organizations serious about the personal development of their employees 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.

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal