Decision is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. It is the oldest management journal from the premier management Institutes in India. The first issue of the ‘Decision’ was brought out in 1974. Since 2013, the journal has been published quarterly from Springer, with issues in March, June, September and December.

Decision was founded to meet the challenges of new areas of Management research during 70s, 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. Published for the Management scholar, Business executives and Managers, there is no stated regional focus of the journal.

The journal accepts several formats such as Research papers, Case studies, Review articles and Book reviews (by invitation only).

Research topics covered in the Journal include (but not limited to):

Finance and Accounting/Organizational Theory and Behavior/ 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

  • Focuses to examine if, and how, individuals, firms and governments in emerging economies make decisions differently
  • Advances the management research by publishing empirically and theoretically grounded articles in management decision making process
  • Publishes review articles on contemporary topics by eminent scholars

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Manisha Chakrabarty
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93 days
Submission to first decision
140 days
Submission to acceptance
23,106 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
2197-1722
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0304-0941
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