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Official Journal of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Editor-in-Chief: Manisha Chakrabarty

ISSN: 0304-0941 (print version)
ISSN: 2197-1722 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40622

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Decision is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. It is the oldest management journal from the higher management Institutes in India. The first issue of this journal was brought out in 1974. Since 2013, the journal has been published quarterly from the publication house Springer, with issues in March, June, September and December. Decision was founded to meet the challenges of new areas of Management research during 70’s, and to provide a platform where researchers from across the world, mainly focusing on developing world, can present their work to the larger research community. Over time, the journal has captured the evolution of both functional and fundamental areas in Management Decision process at both national and wider regional contexts for several decades.
  • The journal focuses on examining if and how individuals, firms and governments in emerging economies make decisions differently - but not limited to only this regional boundary. Published for the management scholar, business executives and managers, the journal aims to advance the management research by publishing empirically and theoretically grounded articles in management decision making process.

The journal accepts several formats such as Research papers, Case studies, Review articles and Book reviews (by invitation only).
Research topics covered in Decision include (but are not limited to):
• Finance and Accounting
• Organisational theory and Behaviour
• Decision Science
• Public Policy-Economic Insights
• Operation Management
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Information technology and Systems Management
• Optimization and Modelling
• Supply Chain Management
• Data Analytics
• Marketing management
• Human Resource Management

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    Mission of Decision is to publish qualitative, quantitative, survey-based, simulation-based research articles at the national and sub-national levels. While there is no stated regional focus of the journal, we are more interested in examining if and how individuals, firms and governments in emerging economies may make decisions differently. Published for the management scholar, business executives and managers, the journal aims to advance management research by publishing empirically and theoretically grounded articles in management decision making process. The Editors aim to provide an efficient and high-quality review process to the  authors.
    The journal accepts several formats such as Research papers, Case studies, Review articles and Book reviews (by invitation only).


    The journal welcomes research-based, original and insightful articles on organizational, individual, socio-economic-political, environmental decision making with relevance to theory and practice of business. It also focusses on managerial decision-making challenges in private, public, private-public partnership and non-profit organizations. The journal also encourages case studies that provide a rich description of the business or societal contexts in managerial decision-making process including areas – but not limited to – conflict over natural resources, product innovation and copyright laws, legislative or policy change, socio-technical embedding of financial markets, particularly in developing economy, an ethnographic understanding of relations at a workplace, or social  network in marketing management etc.

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