Explaining geographic diversity of editorial boards

The role of conference participation and English-language skills

Anne-Wil Harzing*, Isabel Metz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As the academic world has become smaller through developments such as international exchanges and electronic communication, editorial boards of management journals should have become more geographically diverse. However, we do not know what contributes to increased geographic diversity in editorial boards. This paper examines geographic diversity in editorial boards in management through secondary data from 57 journals over 20 years, covering approximately 16,000 editorial board members. We found that two factors partly predict the geographic diversity of editorial boards of management journals: a country’s representation in a top US and in a top European management conference and a country’s use of the English language.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-715
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • editorial boards
  • geographic diversity
  • internationalisation
  • management journals
  • conference
  • English language
  • JOURNALS
  • GLOBALIZATION
  • DISCIPLINE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • AUTHORSHIP
  • LESSONS

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Explaining geographic diversity of editorial boards : The role of conference participation and English-language skills. / Harzing, Anne-Wil; Metz, Isabel.

In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 6, No. 6, 2012, p. 697-715.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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