'Optimization': Journal of Research in Management

About the Journal

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management is a bi-annual peer reviewed journal that has been started under the initiative of GL. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida. GL. Bajaj Institute of Management and Research is committed towards providing quality education with a flexible learning approach. ‘Optimization Journal of Research and Management’ is another milestone in the pedestal of GLBIMR’s achievements. Its focus is to achieve unparalleled excellence that will bring development to the society and mankind by optimizing their potential.

The aim of this journal is to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown, between theory and practice and also between perspectives of academics and those of the corporate world. It consists of multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary empirical and conceptual research work dedicated towards advances in contemporary and futuristic research in the area of management. It endows readers with sound knowledge base, collaborative analysis and ability to appreciate varied views of a vibrant peer group. The attempt is to enable researchers understand the complexities of contemporary management challenges. The Journal focuses on empirical and applied research that is relevant to practicing managers and meets the standards of academic rigor and contains research papers, articles, case studies and book reviews related to all disciplines of management.


Advisory Board

Dr. Alain Bogé
Head of MBA Programme (Fragrance and Cosmetics),
ISC Paris, School of Business (Former CEO at BGM International)
France

Dr. Arun Upneja
Dean and Professor, Boston University School of Hospitality Administration, Boston,
USA

Dr. H. G. Parsa
Professor, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
USA

Dr. Djamchid Assadi
Professor, Burgundy School of Business
France

Dr. Bharath M. Josiam
Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management
College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, University of North Texas
USA

Ashish Patel
Director, Morgan Franklin Consulting Mclean Virginia
USA

Dr. Ka Lin
Professor, Zhejiang University Hangzhou
China

Dr. Elisante Ole Gabriel
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports, Dar Es Salaam
Tanzania

Dr. K.L. Johar
Former Vice Chancellor,
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar, Haryana,
India

Dr. Sanjiv Mittal
Professor & Dean,
University School of Management Studies, GGS Indraprastha University, New Delhi,
India

Dr. Madhu Vij
Professor, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi,
India

Dr. Shiv Kumar Tripathi
Vice Chancellor at Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya
India

Hashan Haputhantri
Head of Marketing TVSL
Sri Lanka

Anjali Tuteja
EDI/SAP Consultant
Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta GA
USA

Kamalendu Bali
Director-Solutions, Concentrix, Gurgaon
India

Dr. S.M. Sajid
Professor, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia (Former Registrar and Pro Vice-Chancellor), Jamia Millia Islamia,
India

Editorial Board

Chief Patron
Shri Ram Kishore Agarwal
Chairman
G L Bajaj Group of Institutions

Patron
Shri Pankaj Agarwal
Vice Chairman
G L Bajaj Educational Institutions

Chief Editor
Dr. Urvashi Makkar
Director General
GLBIMR, Greater Noida

Associate Editor
Prachi Agarwal
Assistant Professor
GLBIMR, Greater Noida

Editorial Review Board

Dr. Satish Kumar
Faculty-Finance
Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur

Dr. Manohar Kapse
Assistant Professor-Management Science
Christ University, Bangalore

Dr. Mukesh Chansoria
Professor-HR
LNCT, Bhopal

Dr. Priyanka Sagar
Faculty-HR
Department of School Work
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Dr. Smita Gupta
Assistant Professor
School of Social Sciences
IGNOU, New Delhi

Dr. Pavnesh Kumar
Associate Professor and HOD
Department of Management Sciences
Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar.

Dr. M.R. Geetha Bala
Associate Professor
Deptartment of Economics,
Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Learning , Anantapur Campus, Andhra Pradesh.

Dr. Aparna Saraf
Asstistant Professor
Deptartment of Commerce and Management
Maulana Azad College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Dr. Mohammed Farooque Khan
Asstistant Professor
Department of Management Science
Dr. B. A. Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Dr. Sheeba Hamid
Professor
Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh, UP

Dr. Sachin Prakash Pawar
Asstistant Professor
Post Graduate Department of Commerce and Management and Research Center
Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra)

Dr. U.S.S. Shrivastav
Professor - Principal
Kuchman P.G. College
Kuchman constituent with Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati University- Ajmer, Rajasthan

Dr. Manish Kant Agra
Associate Professor-Finance
Institute of Management Studies
Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore

Dr. Santosh Choubey
Assistant Professor-IT
Institute of Management Studies
Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore

Prof. Abdul Aziz Ansari
Professor
Department of Commerce and Business Studies
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Journal Policies

Editorial Policy

The Journal follows double blind review process. All manuscripts received are checked for their relevance with the Journal theme and then checked for plagiarism. If they are found suitable then they are sent to two referees hiding the author(s) details. One review is done by external faculty and other by internal faculty member. It takes about two-three months time to get both reviewers’ results. Authors may be asked to revise their manuscripts based upon reviewers’ feedback. The Journal holds the rights to include any changes that it may consider appropriate for the paper from the publication point of view. The editor is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the Journal will be published.

The editor will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the Journal's scope.

Publication Ethics policy

Submissions of manuscript mean that the work described has neither been published previously nor is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and is approved by all authors. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal represents unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Archiving Policy

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management aims at disseminating the intellectual work of the authors and editors to a maximum number of readers, now and in the future. In order to do so, we distribute our publications worldwide, both in printed and in electronic form, and keep them available for long periods of time. In 2016, we have digitized our entire Journal archive making the complete Journals accessible online and available in print.

Copyright Policy

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management respects the intellectual property of the authors. Before the manuscript can be published in the Journal, we require authors to grant and assign the entire copyright in it to the Journal. Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form. If the manuscript is not accepted for publication, then authors will be notified in writing and the copyright and all rights conferred by copyright shall revert to them.

Open Access Licensing Policy

All articles published by ‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management are made available to the readers under an open access license. This implies that everyone has free and unconstrained access to the full-text of all articles published in ‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management and everyone is free to re-use the published material by properly citing the original publication.

Article Retraction/Correction Policy

The Journal editors can consider retracting a publication if

  • they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, or have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross referencing, permission or justification
  • it constitutes plagiarism
  • it reports unethical research

The Journal editors can issue a notice of correction if:

  • only a small section of the publication proves to be misleading
  • the references list is incorrect in the sense that any of the deserving author has been missed or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included.

Guidelines for Authors

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management is double blind review journal. It welcomes original papers from both academicians and practitioners on management, business, and organizational issues. Papers, based on theoretical or empirical research should exemplify the practical applicability and/or policy implications of work described.

The manuscript should be accompanied by the following: (1) An abstract of 80‐100 words along with five key words; (2) A brief profile of the author/s describing author’s name, current designation and affiliation, contact address, phone/fax numbers and e-mail address etc. The authors should send a declaration stating that the paper has neither been published nor will it be submitted elsewhere till the editorial decision from ‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management has been communicated. Recommended length of the manuscript should not exceed 8,000 words. All tables, charts, and graphs should be placed with the content and should be in black and not in color. Wherever necessary, the source should be indicated at the bottom. The number and complexity of exhibits should be as low as possible. Authors are expected to adhere to standards of correct academic writing. References indicated at the bottom should be complete in all respects, with authors’ names arranged alphabetically.

We request authors to follow the APA Style developed by the American Psychological Association.

Book: Single author
In-Text Citation: (Pegrum, 2009)
Reference List: Pegrum, M. (2009). From blogs to bombs: The future of electronic technologies in education. Crawley, W.A: UWA Publishing.

Book: Two authors
In-Text Citation: (Page & Stritzke, 2015) But when outside parenthesis: Page and Stritzke (2015) suggested that ...
Reference List: Page, A. C., & Stritzke, W. G. K. (2015). Clinical psychology for trainees: Foundations of science-informed practice (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Book: Chapter [ie. article] in edited book
In-Text Citation: (Groundwater-Smith, 2007)
Reference List: Groundwater-Smith, S. (2007). As rain is to fields, so good teachers are to students. In S. Knipe (Ed.), Middle years schooling: Reframing adolescence (pp. 151-170). Frenchs Forest, N.S.W: Pearson Education Australia.

Journal article in print: 8 or more authors
In-Text Citation: (Sohrabi et al., 2011)
Reference List: Sohrabi, H. R., Weinborn, M., Badcock, J., Bates, K. A., Clarnette, R., Trivedi, D. Martins, R. N. (2011). New lexicon and criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Lancet Neurology, 10(4), 299-300.

Journal article online
In-Text Citation: (Gagné et al., 2015)
Reference List: Gagné, M., Forest, J., Vansteenkiste, M., Crevier-Braud, L., van den Broeck, A., Aspeli, A. K., . . . Westbye, C. (2015). The Multidimensional Work Motivation Scale: Validation evidence in seven languages and nine countries. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(2), 178-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432x.2013.877892

All Correspondence should be addressed to:

Chief Editor
GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research
Plot No. 2 Knowledge Park – III, Greater Noida
G.B. Nagar, (U.P.) – 0201306 India.
E-mail: glbimrjournal@glbimr.org, director.general@glbimr.org
Website: http://glbimr.org/journal-glbimr.php

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management reserves the right to make editorial amendments to the final draft of the manuscript to suit the journal’s requirements. Communication regarding editorial changes and proofs for correction will be sent to the first author unless otherwise indicated.

Subscription Details

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal. The subscription rates for the year 2016-2017 are given below:

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Call for Papers

‘Optimization’: Journal of Research and Management is a bi-annual peer reviewed journal of GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noida. GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research is committed towards providing quality education with a flexible learning approach. ‘Optimization’: Journal of Research and Management is another milestone in the pedestal of GLBIMR’s achievements. Its focus is to achieve unparalleled excellence that will bring development to the society and mankind by optimizing their potential. This journal is an avenue for multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary empirical and conceptual research work dedicated towards advances in contemporary and futuristic research in the area of management.

We at GLBIMR, feel pleasure to invite your contributions in the form of research articles to the Volume 9, Number 2, July-December 2017 issue of our Journal ‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management (ISSN 0974-0988).

The journal invites original papers from both academics and corporate practitioners on all areas in business management. Paper may be based upon empirical research, or dealing with new theory/concepts in management that has practical applicability or a case study dealing with a management issue. Case study must be supported with two or more case analysis as well. Book reviews of newly published books can also be sent along with a copy of the book for publication consideration.

To support and endorse distinctive research work, we do not charge the authors for papers submission or printing of the paper in our journal. It is purely an academic venture to promote management research. Research Papers are selected on the basis of blind review

The manuscripts must be written in English according the guidelines provided on the GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research website.

Join Our Journal Exchange Program

Institutions and journals both have important duties in encouraging a healthy research environment and ensuring high quality publications. It is important that institutions and journals collaborate effectively related to research integrity. To achieve this, GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research offers the Journal Exchange Program (JEP) for its peer reviewed bi-annual journal – ‘Optimization’: Journal of Research in Management, to collaborate with other Institutes and to share the intellectual research output in the area of Management and allied subjects.

The Journal Exchange Program is aimed at enhancing the relationship between institutions and to promote collaborative initiatives in knowledge sharing. Under this program GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research will send its journal of management free of cost to the participating institutes who in turn will exchange their journal for the same. Further, no postal or courier expenses will be charged from the participating institutes.

GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research invites institutions having their journal publications in the area of Management to join Journal Exchange Program (JEP) and send the copy of your journal to:

The Chief Editor
Dr. Urvashi Makkar
Director General
GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research
Plot No. 2, Knowledge Park-III, Greater Noida-201306,
G.B Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Email:director.general@glbimr.org

Journal Archives

'Optimization' Journal of Research in Management, Volume 9, Issue 1, January- June 2017

'Optimization' Journal of Research in Management, Volume 8, Issue 2, July December 2016

Contact Us

Chief Editor
Dr. Urvashi Makkar
Director General
GLBIMR, Greater Noida
E-mail: director.general@glbimr.org

Editor
Dr. Kirti Dutta
Dean
GLBIMR, Greater Noida
E-mail: kirti.dutta@glbimr.org
Contact No: 9871799129

Associate Editor
Prachi Agarwal
Assistant Professor
GLBIMR, Greater Noida
E-mail: prachi.agarwal@glbimr.org
Contact No: 9990643077

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