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Central European Management Journal

Latest issue
Year2020
Volume28
Issue3
ISSN: 
2658-0845
eISSN: 
2658-2430
MNiSW: 
40

About the Journal

 "Central European Management Journal" (CEMJ, to No. 2/2019  published as "Journal of Management and Business Administration. Central Europe") is a scientific quarterly pertaining to management in public and private sector institutions which publishes research results and theoretical analyses and reviews.

Our goal is to facilitate a better understanding of the essence of management and research cooperation within the academic community and thus to have a positive influence on the world of management sciences.

CEMJ publishes articles related to the following fields: human resource management, theory of organization, strategic management, corporate order, managerial economy, accounting and finance. The articles may be theoretical or empirical in nature and may be based in a variety of disciplines, such as economy, psychology, sociology and law.

CEMJ  appears on the list of Polish and foreign scientific journals led by the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the parametric evaluation of the scientific units with the allocated number of points 40. CEMJ is indexed in Scopus and Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index).

From 2016  is published online by DeGruyter Open. For details click here.

Publication is free of charge. All articles published are open-access and are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license as currently displayed on here.

Manuscript checking is done using iThenticate which provides plagiarism prevention services to publishers around the world.

       

Editorial board

Editor in Chief
Pawel Korzynski, Kozminski University, Poland

Associated Editors
Adam Balcerzak, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Wojciech Czakon, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Marco Dall'Aglio, LUISS University, Rome, Italy
Jorge Filipe da Silva Gomes, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Portugal
Aneta Hryckiewicz, Kozminski University, Poland
Izabela Kowalik, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
Dominika Latusek-Jurczak, Kozminski University, Poland
Grzegorz Mazurek, Kozminski University, Poland
Jordi Paniagua, Catholic University of Valencia, Spain
Marta Postuła, University of Warsaw, Poland
Bruno Schivinski, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Anna Sender, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
Dariusz Siemieniako, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Chiara Succi, ESCP Europe, Torino Campus, Italy
Javier Tafur, ESCP Europe, Madrid Campus, Spain
Jacek Tomkiewicz, Kozminski University, Poland
Krzysztof Wach, Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Past editors
Dorota Dobija, Kozminski University, Poland
Stefan Kwiatkowski, Kozminski University, Poland
Bogdan Wawrzyniak, Kozminski University, Poland
Piotr Rządca, Kozminski University, Poland

Editorial Board
Mariusz Andrzejewski, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Heidrich Balazs, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Zbigniew Bochniarz, University of Washington, US
Paweł Bryła, University of Lodz, Poland
Kurt Johnny Burneo Farfan, Centrum Graduate Business School, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru
Zoltan Buzady, Corvinus Business School, Hungary
Gosia Ciesielska, Teesside University Business School, United Kingdom
Katarzyna Cieslak, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sylwia Ciuk, Oxford Brookes University Business School, United Kingdom
Nick Chandler, Budapest Business School, Hungary
Giovanna Devetag, LUISS Universita Guido Carli, Italy
Percy S. Marquina Feldman, Centrum Graduate Business School, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru
Monika Golonka, Kozminski University, Poland
Toshio Goto, Japan University of Economics, Japan
Giuseppe Grossi, Kristianstad University, Sweden
Julita Haber, Fordham University, US
Gábor Harangozó, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Ilona Hunek, University College Dublin, Ireland
Krzysztof Jackowicz, Kozminski University, Poland
Sebastian Jarzębowski, Kozminski University, Poland
Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski University, Poland
Sten Jonsson, Goeteborg University, Sweden
Zvi Joshman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Andreas Kaplan, ESCP Europe, France
Peter Karacsony, University J. Selyeho, Slovakia
Eugeniusz Kąciak, Brock University, Ontario, Canada
Izabela Koładkiewicz, Kozminski University, Poland
Oskar Kowalewski,  IESEG School of Management, France
Józefa Kramer, University of Economics in Katowice, Poland
Anna Lis, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Monika Marcinkowska, University of Lodz, Poland
Gianluca Mattarocci, LUISS Universita Guido Carli, Italy
Czesław Mesjasz, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Paweł Mielcarz, Kozminski University, Poland
Henryk Mruk, Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Bogdan Nogalski, University of Gdańsk, Poland
Bartłomiej Nowak, Kozminski University, Poland
Daria Peljhan, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
Maria S. Plakhotnik, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
Oksana Polinkevych,Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Ukraine
Narcyz Roztocki, State University of New York, New Patlz, US
Robert Rządca, Kozminski University, Poland
Jan Napoleon Saykiewicz, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh University, US
Giovanni Schiuma, University of Basilicata, Italy
Zeljko Sevic, Caledonian Business School, UK
JC Spender, Lund University, Sweden
Abdulsatar Abduljabar Sultan, Lebanese French University, Iraq
Charles Vincent, Centrum Graduate Business School, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru
Linying (Lin) Dong, Ryerson University, Canada
Rong Zhang, Nishinippon Institute of Technology, Japan

Information for Authors

The editorial office of "CEMJ accepts the papers written in English.

All submitted papers are reviewed by two anonymous reviewers (see below for the Reviewing Procedure).
Theoretical papers should present new research ideas and approaches in the field management sciences. Empirical papers should be firmly embedded in the theory and prepared with the utmost care in terms of methodology. All research methods – quantitative, qualitative and mixed – are allowed in the publication. We encourage to combine theoretical and empirical elements in the papers, assuming that such publications may be of the most informative value to the potential reader.

Ghostwriting and guest authorship are a sign of scientific misconduct – all by the editorial office identified cases will be reported.

In order to counteract ghostwriting and guest authorship the editorial office of "CEMJ":
- requires that the Authors of collective works disclose the contribution of the respective persons involved in the publication. The primary responsibility for the publication lies with the Author who submitted the paper;
- requires that the Authors provide information about the sources of funding of the publication, as well as about the contribution of scientific and research institutions, associations and other entities.

Preparation of the Text
The length of the paper should not exceed 22 pages; the minimum length is 11 pages of standard typescript (A4 size; font Times New Roman; size 12; line spacing 1.5, margins 2.5 cm). In case of a review the submitted material length should not exceed 6 pages. The texts should be submitted in Word format, charts - in Excel. Tables, figures and illustrations must be clearly described and included in separate files; their location should be indicated in the text. In case the text contains images, it is recommended to send in the originals.
The Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary authorizations for the publication of materials for which the copyright is held by a third party.
The materials that are submitted to the editorial office cannot be previously published elsewhere either in whole or in part and cannot be submitted for review to other journals or publishers.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system ScholarOne Manuscripts available for this journal at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jmbace

To submit the paper Authors are asked to prepare in the separate documents:

- Main document without Authors information

- Title page

- Figures

- Tables

Open Access Licence

 

The main document should contain the following elements (in the given order):

  1. Title. Title should grab attention and reflect the content of the paper.
  2. Structured abstract (up to 200 words). Click here to see the sample. Abstract should not exceed 250 words. It summarizes the main points of the paper. Abstract should be compelling, provide accurate overview of the paper and should be understood without reading the paper.
  3. JEL Classification
  4. Keywords (up to 5). Keywords should reflect the important concepts, constructs and theory of the paper. Keywords help the readers to find your paper online.
  5. Introduction. Introduction establishes the need for the paper by highlighting practical or theoretical problem, research gaps or disagreements in the literature. Key concepts of the paper, its objectives and contributions are included in the introduction.
  6. Subsequent appropriate subheadings such as literature review, theoretical framework and/or development of hypotheses or propositions.
  7. Methods (if applicable). Methods section includes detailed information such as sampling strategy, final sample, response rate measures, data analysis strategy.
  8. Results (if applicable). Results section describes findings accurately and indicates how they relate to previous propositions or hypotheses. Tables should provide sufficient and accurate information to allow the reader for own conclusions.
  9. Discussion and conclusions. Discussion includes a short summary of the findings and discussion on their theoretical implications, limitations of the study, future research opportunities, and practical implications.
  10. Footnotes (if applicable).

Reference (see guidelines below).

References, Quotations, Footnotes

The bibliography should only include items that are cited in the text. Each item in the bibliography should include the assigned DOI number (if it has one) (http://www.crossref.org/guestquery/). 

Authors are kindly asked to include in bibliographies publications from the past three years.
We encourage you to refer to the CEMJ database in order to demonstrate how your article fits into recent scientific discussions in the journal.

The Authors are requested to draw up the bibliography alphabetically and in the following format:

• Book publications by one author: 
Kowalski, J. (2000). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher, http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Book publications by multiple authors:
Kowalski, J., Nowak, J. and Wiśniewski, A. (2001). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher, http://dx.doi.org/enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Edited book publications:
Kowalski, J. (ed.). (2000). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher, http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Chapters in book publications:
Kowalski, J. (2002). Title of chapter. In: J. Nowak (ed.), Book title (Vol. 1, pp. 1-5). Place of publication: Publisher,http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Articles in a journal:
Kowalski, J. (2001). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), 1-5, http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Articles in a journal - multiple authors:
Kowalski, J., Nowak, J. and Wiśniewski, A. (2001). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), 1-15,http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Articles in a newspaper:
Kowalski, J. (2001). Article title. Newspaper title, day or month of issue, http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Lectures:
Kowalski, J. (2001). Title of lecture. Lecture presented at ...., Conference venue. 
• Reports:
Institution: (2001). Report title. Place of publication: Institution, http://dx.doi.org/ enter the assigned DOI number for the given publication. 
• Book publications in press:
Kowalski, J. (in press). Book title. Place of publication: Publisher. 
• Articles in press:
Kowalski, J. (2001). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue). 
• Unpublished works:
Kowalski, J. (2001). Paper title. Unpublished PhD thesis, University Name, Location. 
• Internet sources - article:
Kowalski, J. (2001). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), pages. Obtained from: enter the address of the website (enter the date of access dd.mm.yyyy). 
• Internet sources - book:
Kowalski, J. (2000). Book title. Obtained from: enter the address of the website (enter the date of access dd.mm.yyyy).

Referencing in the Text
• the work of one author: always specify the author's name and the publication date (no matter how many times the work is referred to); in case reference is made to more than one work of the author published in the same year, subsequent letters of the alphabet should be added after the year of publication (this rule also applies for the other, mentioned below, types of publications), e.g. (Kowalski, 2001); (Kowalski, 2001a); 
• the work of two authors: always specify the author's name and the publication date (no matter how many times the work is referred to); the names of the authors should always be put together using the conjunction "and", even in the case of foreign language publications, e.g. (Kowalski and Nowak, 2001); (Kowalski and Nowak, 2001a); 
• the work of 3-5 authors: the first time – the names of all the authors should be mentioned, separated by commas and using the conjunction "and" between the last two names; in case of subsequent referencing – the name of the first author should be mentioned and then the abbreviation "et al." can be used, e.g. the first time: (Kowalski, Nowak and Wiśniewski, 2001); (Kowalski, Nowak and Wiśniewski 2001a); and subsequently: (Kowalski et al., 2001); (Kowalski et al., 2001a); 
• the work of 6 or more authors: only the name of the first author should be mentioned (the first time as well as in subsequent referencing), the rest of the authors should be replaced with the abbreviation "et al."; in the bibliography the names of all the authors of the work should be listed, e.g. (Kowalski et al., 2001); (Kowalski et al., 2001a); 
• referencing several works simultaneously: the publications should be mentioned alphabetically (by surname of the first author); several works by the same author should be separated using a comma; the individual publications of various authors should be separated using a semicolon, e.g. (Kowalski, 2001; Nowak and Kowalski, 2002); (Kowalski, 2001, 2002a; Nowak and Kowalski, 2002); 
• referencing another author cited within the work: should be mentioned only in the text itself, in the bibliography only the read work should be listed; works should be separated using a semicolon, e.g. (Kowalski, 2001; in: Nowak 2002). 
Quotations in the text: always put in quotation marks and state the author/authors, the year of publication of the work and the page number. Quotations should look as follows: (author/authors, year of publication, page number), e.g. (Kowalski, 2000, p. 67) or (Kowalski and Nowak, 2001, p. 3), or (Kowalski, Nowak and Wiśniewski, 2001a, p. 3).

Corrections
In case any corrections or cuts of the text are necessary, it will be returned to the Author, who must make the required changes within the deadline indicated by the editorial office. The editorial office reserves the right to make minor cuts and linguistic corrections.

Reviewing Procedure
1. All submitted papers go through a pre-selection procedure conducted by Associated Editors. The papers that are selected as a result of the above procedure will be reviewed.
2. The selected papers are reviewed anonymously by two reviewers. The "JMBA.CE"  Editorial Board makes every effort to select the most competent and conscientious reviewers in the given field. 
In special – contentious or complex – cases the Editor-in-Chief  may decide to appoint an additional reviewer, and the final decision regarding publication is made based on the opinions of all the involved reviewers.
The reviewers receive anonymous versions of the papers.
3. The reviews are in written form. The article review sheet is available  here.
4. In the last issue of the given year the list of reviewers is published. The list of reviewers available here.

Duties of Reviewers

Promptness
A selected reviewer who feels unable to review the work or knows that its review within the deadline set by the editorial secretary will be impossible, should notify the editorial secretary.

Confidentiality
The papers received for review will be treated as confidential documents. They will not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editorial secretary.

Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the Author is unacceptable. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments

Acknowledgment of Sources
Reviewers should attempt to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the Authors. Any statement that an observation, source or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editorial secretary's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the paper under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained as a result of the review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider papers in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from relationships or connections with any of the Authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

 

Ethical standards

"Central European Management Journal" is committed to upholding the ethical standards of scientific publications and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All the articles submitted for publication in CEMJ are peer reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness.

These statements below are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Duties of the Editorial Board

  • Publication decisions

The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

  • Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

  • Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

  •  Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

  •  Promptness

Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

  •  Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

  •  Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

  •  Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

  •  Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

  • Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

  •  Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

  •  Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

  • Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

  •  Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

  •  Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

  • Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Contact

Kozminski University
"Central European Management Journal"
Jagiellonska St. 59
03-301 Warsaw

tel.: 48(22)519-21-60
gorynska@kozminski.edu.p

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