Applied Business & Management Review (ABMR) is a newly launched journal at the University of Malakand and is currently in the process of indexing. The main objective of the Journal is to produce quality research focused on local problems and issues in the developing world that helps these countries in their journey towards sustainable development.
As most of the research produced throughout the developing world, in the field of management, is mostly international in nature and tries to apply well-established western theories, using the one size-fits-all approach, to the local context. However, each country in the developing world has different cultural, religious and moral values, different work environment and etiquette, and a completely different approach and attitude to work, which results in unique problems that needs separate treatment and unique solutions. For these countries to prosper, government (public sector), industry and academia, known as the triple helix, needs to work together and come up with solutions that puts the country on the path of sustainable development.
Keeping the above discussion in mind, the ABMR is with the main objective of producing quality research in the three over-arching areas of focus for the journal are given below:
Management Research for a Better Public Sector
Public-sector organizational culture in each country and the way they work is unique. From goal-setting to HR practices, reward mechanism, marketing, operations, budgeting, finance, to accounting and audit, all the functions are prone to influences of the country’s unique culture and thus, needs targeted research to look at it from an indigenous perspective.
Management Research for Solving Industry Problems
The same cultural differences and work ethic, and other environmental forces make the problems of industry in each country unique as well. The industry also needs research/solutions that are better suited to the unique environment in which they are operating. There is a need to bridge the gap and for academia and industry to sit together to chart a new course for prosperity and success.
Management Research for Better Academics
Most of teaching programs in developing world are producing graduates who are not much in line with the needs of its industry. The academia needs to work together to develop local case studies and new teaching methodologies, suited to each country’s unique local context and focusing on building competencies, and creating an entrepreneurial mindset with a focus on innovation for ensuring sustainable development.
Besides, ABMR welcomes Papers in all areas of Management Science. Please email your papers to firstname.lastname@example.org , Arshad.email@example.com
||Prof. Dr. Gul Zaman
||Dr. Arshad Ali