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Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy

Journal Details
Open Access
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2392-8042
First Published
30 Sep 2019
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Journal Subjects
Business and Economics, Political Economics, Macroecomics, Business Management, other, Social Sciences, Sociology, Labor, Trade Unions, Sociology of Economy, Organizations, and Industry

Aims and Scope

The aim of Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy (MDKE) is to address in an interdisciplinary framework the dynamics of the organization management and its strategic approaches by considering the imperatives and the contingencies of the new societal and economical environments at a local, national or global scale, with a special emphasis on emerging economies.

MDKE aims to foster meaningful academic discussions and to support the exchange of ideas on principles, strategies, models, techniques, methodologies, and applications of management science in all the important fields of interest.

The first issue of MDKE was published in April 2013, both online and in print. The journal was initiated by Prof. Dr. Constantin Brãtianu from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Prof. Dr. Florina Pînzaru and Prof. Dr. Alexandra Zbuchea, from the Faculty of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania. Starting with 2015, the journal is published exclusively online, 4 issues annually. Since 2019 the journal is published in cooperation with de Gruyter, on the Sciendo platform.

As intended from its very beginning, the journal is interested in research that crosses the boundaries of single academic subjects stimulating interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Topics can cover research, non-exclusively, in the following domains: management, strategic management, innovation management, change management, international management, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, leadership and governance, knowledge management, brand management and consumer behavior, business, business process optimization, corporate social responsibility, financial and economic management, e-business and digitalization, and sustainability management.

Types of Submissions

The journal welcomes three types of submissions, namely: conceptual papers, research articles and literature reviews, all of them being subject to a double-blind peer review.

Description of the Peer Review Process

Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic publication. Peer review is a key element of scientific publishing, and it serves several main purposes: to filter the research to select the most relevant studies; to improve research quality, by highlighting key points and correcting errors; to help the authors to improve their work, through offering specific comments on the key aspects of a research article: title, abstract, keywords, content and analysis, discussions, conclusions and references.

Regarding the selection of the review-team, to ensure the high-quality and the objectivity of the review, the two reviewers associated to each proposal are selected based on the following principles: they are specialists in the field of the submitted article, and they are from different countries of origin so to support an international perspective.

Abstracting & Indexing

Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy is abstracted/indexed in: BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine), CEEOL, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, Index Copernicus, ProQuest, and RePEc – EconPapers and other databases (please visit the A&I section).

Several other A&I service providers are evaluating the journal for inclusion. Please periodically check this section for further information.

Open Access Statement

MDKE is an open access scholarly journal that allows free access to its content (articles, issues). MDKE is available online to the readers without financial, legal, or technical barriers (no article publication charges), based on the theory to keep an article's content intact. Authors can use Creative Commons licenses to specify usage rights of articles.

This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons — Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International — CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Copyright Notice

Authors hold the copyright for the published papers. They can make the respective works available in different situations, such as: on their websites, on universities blackboard systems, as teaching materials, etc.

APC Policy

To publish in Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, authors are not required to pay an Article Processing Charge.

Manuscript Formatting

Formatting – Before publication, all articles undergo a formatting stage in which their format is made compatible to the requirements of the journal MDKE. All authors are asked to comply with the Article Template requirements before submitting their articles, but all accepted articles still require minor alterations in format and style. Once the editorial team agrees on the final version, a final copy of the article will be sent to the authors for approval and then will be sent to the Publishing House to ensure the online publication. After that moment, the papers cannot be altered in any way. For further details, please see Author guidelines page.

Manuscript Submission

Authors should submit their manuscript in a MSWord format, adapted for the Windows operating system and DOC or RTF file to the Editor via the online platform. No hard copies are required.

When submitting an article, no author identification has to be provided in the paper uploaded initially on the platform. If the paper is finally accepted for publication, the final submission should comply with the MDKE Author Guidelines. Please note that submissions not complying with these guidelines will be rejected on formal grounds.

Authors should register and log-in prior to submission. When registering on the platform, we recommend the authors to register themselves as readers as well. This will enable them to easily have access to all the issues of the journal.

By submitting the paper, the authors certify that the study proposed is their own, that they hold the rights to present the information included in the paper and that they give the publication rights to the publishers of the journal. All papers are checked with anti-plagiarism software.

Alongside the manuscript in a MSWord format, two other documents filled and signed should be uploaded: MDKE Originality Statement and Copyright Agreement and Open Access License.

Submission Management

Each submission is acknowledged by one of the members of the editorial team and then the pre-selection begins. At this stage, the members of the editorial team choose to either reject the article directly or to send it to the reviewers for a thorough review. The grounds for immediate dismissal (desk rejection) of a manuscript are the following:

  1. Plagiarism
  2. The standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication. If English is not the first language of the authors, they should make sure the paper is proofread by a professional or a native speaker.
  3. The manuscript does not fit with the scope of the journal or does not follow rigorously the author’s guidelines and paper template.
  4. The data presented in the article are outdated (either the bibliography is not up-to-date or the research materials are too old).

Each author receives notice of the final decision made by the editorial team which can be of two kinds: a) decision to include the article in the review process or b) decision to reject the article followed by the list of reasons that have led to that decision. Authors whose articles have been rejected for reasons other than fraud can choose to resubmit their work for a second time. If after the second try the article is still not considered a good fit for the journal, then the author is prohibited from resubmitting the work again.

If the article passes this pre-selection then it is sent for peer-review to two professionals with experience in the field. This stage lasts for maximum four weeks, depending on the complexity of the article and the availability of experts in the field. The final decision of the peer-review process can be as follows:

  • Accepted with no changes – When the paper satisfies all qualitative and quantitative requirements.
  • Accepted with minor changes – This decisions signal that the article in its present form, with minor modifications is suitable for publication. The authors received the decision followed by the suggestions of the peer reviewers and their submission, after alterations, will step on to the next stage.
  • Accepted with major changes – Most of the articles submitted to MDKE fall in this category. These are articles which show promise, but they need further elaborate work. Thus, each reviewer sends his or her recommendations and the authors are encouraged to revise their articles, answering to each of these recommendations.
  • Rejected – This decision signals that there are major concerns over the quality of the scientific materials presented in the paper and that the reviewers consider there is no chance in improving the article in such a way as to become a suitable candidate for publication in MDKE.

After formatting, all articles set to be included in the following issue will appear online according to the publication schedule.

Plagiarism Policy

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Archiving

Sciendo archives the contents of this journal in Portico - digital long-term preservation service of scholarly books, journals and collections.

Publication timeline

The editors of the journal accept manuscript submissions all year round. The journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Please pay attention to all the information on the website and be aware that affiliations of authors and reviewers are public on the platform. By submitting the required information, the authors implicitly agree to make public the data.

Editor-in-Chief:
Constantin BRĂTIANU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO

Editors:
Florina PÎNZARU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO
Elena-Mădălina VĂTĂMĂNESCU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO

Associate Editors:
Dan-Cristian DABIJA, Babes Bolyai University of Cluj, RO
Enis ELEZI, University of Westminster, UK
Patrizia GAZZOLA, University of Insubria, IT
Aurora MARTINEZ-MARTINEZ, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, ESP
Asha THOMAS, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, PL
Katarina VALASKOVA, University of Zilina, SK
Malgorzata ZIEBA, Gdansk University of Technology, PL

Editorial Board:
Andreia-Gabriela ANDREI, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, RO
Ruxandra BEJINARU, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, RO
Ettore BOLISANI, University of Padova, IT
Eric BROWN, International Business School, HU
Juan Gabriel CEGARRA-NAVARRO, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, ESP
Gandolfo DOMINICI, Polytechnic School, University of Palermo, IT
Kim-Shyan FAM, Harbin University of Commerce, CN
Alexeis GARCIA-PEREZ, Coventry University, UK
Daniel GLASSER-SEGURA, Texas A&M University San Antonio, USA
David B. GRANT, Hanken School of Economics, FI
Aino KIANTO, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, FI
Dana Nicoleta LASCU, University of Richmond, USA
Raquel MENESES, University of Porto, Portugal, PT
Luminița NICOLESCU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, RO
John A. PARNELL, University of North Alabama, Florence, USA
Cristian PĂUN, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, RO
Sotiris PETROPOULOS, University of the Peloponnese, GR
Alexandros PSYCHOGIOS, Hull University Business School, UK
Vincent RIBIERE, Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA), Bangkok University, TH
Mauro ROMANELLI, University of Naples Parthenope, IT
Elies SEGUI-MAS, Polytechnic University of Valencia, ESP
Michael STOICA, Washburn University, USA
Bernhard SWOBODA, University of Trier, DE
Lajos SZABO, Corvinus University of Budapest, HU
Emanuela TODEVA, St. Mary’s University, UK
Eduardo TOME, Universida de Lusiada de Vila Nova de Famalicao, PT
Eric TSUI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, CN
Ralf WAGNER, University of Kassel, DE
Anthony WENSLEY, University of Toronto, CA
Jacek WOZNIAK, University for Finance and Management Warsaw, PL
Alexandra ZBUCHEA, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO

Submission Managers:
Cristian-Mihai VIDU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO
Alexandra VIȚELAR, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO

Technical Assistants:
Ana ANDREI, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO
Roxana MARCU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO
Adrian MOTOC, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO
Roxana-Maria STĂNEIU, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO
Mădălina-Elena STRATONE, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), RO

Journal Owner
Faculty of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
30A Expozitiei Blvd., Sector 1, 012104 - Bucharest, Romania
mdke@managementdynamics.ro

www.facultateademanagement.ro
www.managementdynamics.ro

Publisher
De Gruyter Poland
Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
01-811 Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 701 50 15

Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
  • Cabell's
  • CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO
  • EconLit
  • ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • ExLibris
  • Gale
  • Google Scholar
  • Index Copernicus
  • J-Gate
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • ReadCube
  • Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • SCILIT
  • Semantic Scholar
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • X-MOL

Articles submitted to Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy should be original, unpublished, and not under evaluation for publication in another journal / book. Papers must have between 6000 and 9000 words in length, including abstract, figures, references and appendices. Submissions are welcomed all year round. Prior to submission check the Author Guidelines.

Papers following the journal's template should be submitted as Microsoft Office documents at mdke@managementdynamics.ro or submitted online on the platform www.managementdynamics.ro, together with the signed Originality Statement and Copyright Agreement and Open Access License. 

The main guidelines for authors in terms of article content and format are mentioned below. Please read them carefully before submitting your manuscript to the journal. We recommend the following Template for your paper.

Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy aims to publish relevant interdisciplinary contributions to the theoretical development of the field of management, challenging the conventional wisdom in management and economy, or those that present empirical or design-based research results in business. Authors should integrate their papers within the focus and scope of the journal.

The journal welcomes three types of submissions, namely: conceptual papers, research articles and literature reviews, all of them being subject to double-blind peer review. There is no Article Process Charge (APC) for the authors.

Articles submitted to Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy should be original, unpublished, and not under evaluation for publication in another journal / book. Nevertheless, extended and substantially revised versions of conference papers could be sent for consideration with proper acknowledgement. The authors are advised to search the archive of the journal in order to include in the references list papers published in the journal in connection to the paper’s topic.

Before submitting your paper, please ensure that it has been carefully read for errors. If English is not your first language, please have your paper proofread by an English-speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.

The bibliographic and formatting standards to be considered: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, the 7th edition.

For examples, please visit the Template.

When submitting an article, no author possible identification has to be provided in the content of the paper. The paper must follow the Author Guidelines and the requirements specified in the Article Template. Please note that any submitted paper that is not complying with these guidelines will be rejected on formal grounds.

Authors should register and log-in prior to submission. When registering on the platform, we recommend the authors to register themselves as readers as well. This will enable them to easily have access to all the issues of the journal.

By submitting the paper, the authors certify that the study proposed is their own, that they hold the rights to present the information included in the paper and that they give the publication rights to the publishers of the journal.

All papers are checked with anti-plagiarism software.

Article requirements in terms of content and structure

Title

The title of the paper should accurately reflect the content of the article and should be in accordance with the scientific focus of the journal. Because search engines grant the highest importance to the titles of papers, it is crucial that authors include in the title words that should be probably used by the readers in order to search articles on the same topic. The title needs to be short (8-15 words) and contain the most important keywords of the article and illustrate the research questions rather than the research methodology. Authors should avoid superfluous words such as “A study of…”, “An analysis of…”.

Abstract

The abstract of the paper has to contain enough information for the reader to be able to appreciate the nature and the significance of the subject. For increasing the visibility of the article, it has to reiterate keywords and phrases which define the article but still, in a manner such as to avoid unnecessary repetitions. Make use of all the 300 words allocated for the abstract section and present as many details as possible to convince scholars to read the article. The abstract should be structured as follows: a) a brief introduction into the topic of the paper; b) an overview of the current state of the scientific literature on the topic; c) a presentation of research methodology and research questions; c) presentation of main results and the implications for the field; d) highlights of the contribution brought by the paper to the field of studies.

Keywords

The keywords should be listed in decreasing order of importance meant to reveal the essence of the paper and should be consistent with the title and abstract of the article. The number of keywords should be between 5-7.

Introduction

The introduction is meant to familiarize the reader with the content of the paper by reiterating the keywords. It has to deliver the purpose of the paper, state initial hypotheses, properly summarize the literature, refer to previous research, and in the last it should refer to the aspects that are to be addressed in the body of the article.

Body of the article

The article has to be the result of a research in the fields addressed by the scope of the journal. The structure of the has to be logical and clearly laid out through titles, and subtitles. In order to ease the access of the reader to the content, the article should follow the structure: Literature review, Research methodology (should provide sufficient information to make the research replicable, data collections should be emphasized, sampling appropriate, results should be logically presented, statistics correct, all the analysis should be appropriate), Results and discussion.

Conclusions

Conclusions are necessary and they have the purpose of making a synthesis of the paper, of underlining its importance and contributions / implications, of indicating eventual limitations and future lines of research. The claims in the conclusion section should be reasonable and supported, authors should relate to initial hypotheses; the conclusions should also explain how the article contributes to knowledge advancements.

The language should be accurate and well mastered. The journal is not liable for language editing or for the correctness of the research of the authors. This is the responsibility of the authors. In case the authors do not have English as their first language, we invite them to use the professional editing services.

The length of the article should fit the interval 6000 and 9000 words.

General editing/formatting requirements: for the full editing requirements, please download our Template.

Template
Originality Statement and Copyright Agreement

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Open Access License

Copyright Notice

Authors hold the copyright for the published papers. They can make the respective works available in different situations, such as: on their websites, on universities blackboard systems, as teaching materials, etc.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. Please pay attention to all the information on the website and be aware that affiliations of authors and reviewers are public on the platform.

By submitting the required information, the authors implicitly agree to make public the data.

Journal Details
Open Access
License
Format
Journal
eISSN
2392-8042
First Published
30 Sep 2019
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Languages
English
Journal Subjects
Business and Economics, Political Economics, Macroecomics, Business Management, other, Social Sciences, Sociology, Labor, Trade Unions, Sociology of Economy, Organizations, and Industry