Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective
The purpose of the study is to explore the role of ‘Vision: the Journal of Business Perspective’, the management research journal of Management Development Institute Gurgaon in creation and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to various management disciplines. An in-depth study of the journal issues for the past six years was conducted. A total of 24 issues were analyzed, consisting of about 160 articles, research papers and management cases. It was found that the journal gives great importance to empirical evidence in research papers. Also, it promotes the participation of eminent industrialists and executives in contributing to a research journal. Introduction
Since the prehistoric era, leaving a mark using symbols and pictures was human beings’ method of gathering and disseminating knowledge for the future generations. In the ancient civilizations, invention and improvisation of text and tools to embark them made it more convenient for the wise species. The modern man developed various techniques for creation and sharing of wisdom. Books and scholarly journals, which have been in existence for over 340 years (Solomon, D. J., 2007) are an academician’s most handy tools for publishing and finding alternate perspectives or schools of thought. Journals have been the birth place and cradle of numerous debates, researches, monologues and so forth. Yet, not much literature is available on how they encourage such an atmosphere. One can assume that it will be interesting to analyze the variables of knowledge creation and dissemination through journal articles. Being an Indian, I feel that reviewing a general management journal of an Indian origin will rightly serve the purpose of this article. ‘Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective’ is one such journal in management, issued by Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, NCR, and published by Sage Publications, New York.
Vision- The Journal of Business Perspective
Accredited by South Asian Quality Standards (SAQS) and by Association of MBAs (AMBA), Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon is one among the top B-Schools of India. Directly competing with the state sponsored Indian Institutes of Management, MDI claims to be the largest training center in continuing management education. In each quarter, MDI issues their peer reviewed journal called ‘Vision—The Journal of Business Perspective’, henceforth to be mentioned simply as Vision. Vision generally publishes papers in all the functional areas of management, including marketing, finance, human resources, operations and even economics. The fundamental philosophy of Vision aims at reflecting the perspectives of academics as well as the corporate world. Generally, the journal contains original research papers of high-quality, from nationally and internationally reputed researchers and academicians. This journal was published four times a year – January, April, July and October, for a long time. Since 2011, it is being published in March, June, September and December, the latest issue being September 2012 (Volume 16, Issue 3). Currently Debi S. Saini and Soumendu Biswas of Management Development Institute Gurgaon are the editor and assistant editor of Vision, respectively. Its editorial board consists of scholars from various reputed institutions in India and abroad. The Editorial Board of ‘Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective’ consists of the following: * Peter B H Ackers, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK * Dev Raj Adhikari, Department of Management, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal * Gautam Ahuja, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA * Ruth Alas, Estonian Business School, Tallinn, Estonia
* Santiago Alvarez de Mon, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain * Miguel Angel Ariño, IESE Business School, University...