ISSN 2051-848X (Print)       ISSN 2051-8498 (Online)

The IJBED, a scholarly and refereed journal, provides an authoritative source of information for scholars, academicians, and professionals in the fields of business and economic development and is publicised four times a year. The journal promotes the advancement, understanding, and practice of business & economic development. It is peer reviewed and is the main research platform of The Academy of Business & Retail Management (ABRM). Scholars across borders are encouraged in advancing the frontiers of management education, particularly in the area of economic development. Contributions should therefore be of interest to scholars, practitioners and researchers in management in both developed and developing countries targeting a worldwide readership through electronic medium.

Authors are invited to submit their original research papers, case study, review, work in progress, reports, abstract, students’ papers or research proposals within the broad scope of the journal. Although broad in coverage, the following areas are indicative and nurture the interests of the Academy with an “economic development” underpinning:

    • 1. Agriculture and development
    • 2. Demography and development
    • 3. Disaster management
    • 4. Diversification and business performance
    • 5. FDI, Free trade – theory and practice
    • 6. Gender and socio-economic development
    • 7. Geopolitics of development
    • 8. Globalisation, liberalisation and development
    • 9. Health service management
    • 10. Industry sectors and development
    • 11. Information technology and business performance
    • 12. Institutions ,business and development
    • 13. Jobless growth
    • 14. Labour relations and business
    • 15. Land reform – theory and practice
    • 16. Macroeconomic parameters and growth
    • 17. Management education
    • 18. Mergers and acquisitions
    • 19. Microfinance and development
    • 20. Multinational enterprises and business strategy
    • 21. Natural resources and their internationalisation as leverage factors
    • 22. Natural resources and their internationalisation as leverages
    • 23. NGOs and entrepreneurship development


Frequency:                                  Quarterly: March, July & November
Final publication deadlines:       31st January (March issue), 30th May (July issue) and 31st September (November issue)
Review process:                         Blind peer review
Indexing with:                            EBESCO Host, ProQuest, Econbiz, ZWB, RePEC


Preference will be given to papers which are conceptually and analytically strong and have empirical relevance. All papers will be reviewed according to the Journal’s criterion. The Journal’s website is  For further information please write to Editor at or call on +44(0)2088689883

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