St.Joseph's Institute Of Management

Business Review India

A fledgling biannual publication of the Center for Business Research at the St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore, Business Review India seeks to become the predominant repository of well written, theoretically strong academic papers written by doctoral students from reputed Indian business schools.

Our Call for Papers is deliberately open only to a select set of Indian institutions that are known for the quality of their doctoral/ FPM programs. We believe that the academic community - both in India and overseas - can benefit greatly from novel ideas that Indian doctoral students put forth in the several papers they write during their doctoral program coursework.

Simultaneously, doctoral students are afforded the opportunity to hone their work, through a rigorous double blind peer review process and through following other norms that are expected of good academic research. Each year,  Best Paper Awards in each of up to eight areas are announced by the journal.

Journal Name Business Review India (ISSN 0973-9076)
Editor Dr. Caren Rodrigues (Doctorate, IIM Bangalore), Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Co-Chair of the Center for Business Research, St. Joseph’s Institute of Management, Bangalore
Areas in which papers are solicited for submission
1. Corporate Strategy and Policy
2. Decision Sciences and Information Systems
3. Economics
4. Finance and Accounting
5. Marketing
6. Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
7. Production and Operations Management
8. Public Policy
Types of Submissions solicited Original articles, either conceptual or empirical, that contain new, creative and/ or provocative ideas in the field, and advance our understanding of business and management.
Submission Deadline Ongoing
Where to submit click here
Author Submission Guidelines Submitted manuscripts should follow the guidelines mentioned below. Please note that the guidelines are aligned to those of the Academy of Management.
Please ensure that your manuscript is blinded, in order to facilitate a quicker peer review.
Contact details For any inquiries, please contact: Dr. Caren Rodrigues, Editor,

To submit a manuscript, first make sure you have a Word file from which the title page and all author-identifying references have been removed.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that:

1.Your entire submission (including references) is double-spaced in 12-point or larger font with margins of one inch or more.

2.Your abstract is 200 words or less.

3.Your submission contains few and only necessary footnotes (not endnotes).

4.There is nothing in your file that identifies the authors.

5.Any hypotheses are explicitly identified as such.

6.Constructs and variables are identified in words, not abbreviations.

7.Any prior publication of the data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged in the manuscript.

8.All headings, references and citations should follow the format of the Academy of Management Journal (

9.To ensure author anonymity, manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) should be erased prior to submission.

Guidelines for submitting figures/images:

1.Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.

2.Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.

3.Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript, with placement instructions between paragraphs within the body text to indicate where these items would go (e.g., "Insert Table 1 Here”). For more details on the formatting of tables and figures, please refer to the style guide of the Academy of Management Journal (

Guidelines for figures/images after Acceptance

1.Images should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.

2.We only publish images in black and white.

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Saikat Chakraborty (IIM Ahmedabad), "This Place Is Not the Same Anymore; Temps Are Coming In"

Public Policy

Harit Joshi (IIM Ahmedabad), "Study of Modelling Approaches for Framing Transportation Policies Using Behavioral Sciences"


Ranjitha G P (IIM Kozhikode), "The Influence of Usage of Popular Songs, Music, or Lyrics in Advertisements on the Audience"

Production & Operations Management

Shikha Verma and Sneha Dhyani (IIM Ahmedabad), "The Psychology of Queuing: A Review"