Farewell and Hello! New Editors join the BAM Journals

Farewell and Hello! New Editors join the BAM Journals

January 2020 will see us say a fond farewell to two of our senior Editors-in-Chief, who reach the end of their terms of office: Professor Caroline Gatrell of the University of Liverpool, UK, will step down as Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Management Reviews (IJMR) and Professor Geoffrey Wood, Western University, Canada, will step down as Co-Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Management (BJM), both having served for six transformative years. Their dedication, expertise, wisdom and sheer hard work mean that they leave both journals stronger and more impactful than ever, so that the Academy can continue to play a leading role in the international publication of high-quality research. The Academy is enormously grateful to Geoff and Caroline for their work over the last six years, and we presented Caroline and Geoff with some tokens of our appreciation during the special 20th and 30th year journal anniversaries reception that we held during our recent annual Conference at Aston University. We are also very grateful to the continuing Co-Editors in Chief, Dr Dermot Breslin and Professor Pawan Budhwar.


We have been delighted to have been able to recruit strong and experienced successors to continue their work and bring new ideas and insights to our teams.


Professor Katie Bailey will join Dermot Breslin as the new Co-Editor in Chief of IJMR. Professor Bailey is Professor of Work and Employment at King's Business School, King's College London, UK, where she is head of the Human Resource Management and Employment Relations subject group. Her research interests focus on employee engagement, meaningful work, temporality, and strategic human resource management. Her research has been supported by funding from the ESRC, NIHR, BA/Leverhulme Trust, CIPD, and industry and she has published in a very wide range of journals including the Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Work, Employment and Society, Academy of Management Perspectives, the Sloan Management Review and the Harvard Business Review. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the CIPD, the RSA and the HEA, and Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies. She has written or co-edited a number of books, including Strategic Human Resource Management (2nd Ed, OUP 2018), The Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work (OUP, 2019) and Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2014). She was formerly Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and has been on the editorial board of a number of journals including Human Resource Management and Work, Employment and Society.


Professor Douglas Cumming JD, PhD, CFA, will join Pawan Budhwar as Co-Editor in Chief of BJM. Professor Cumming is DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA, and Visiting Professor of Finance at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.  Previously, Douglas was a Professor and the Ontario Research Chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University, in Toronto, Canada from 2007-2018. Douglas has published extensively in leading academic journals in entrepreneurship, economics, finance, management and law, including the British Journal of Management itself, as well as the Academy of Management Journal, Economic Journal, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of  Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.  He is Managing Editor in Chief of the Journal of Corporate Finance, Founding Editor of Annals of Corporate Governance, and a former Co-Editor of Finance Research Letters and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Douglas has published 18 academic books. He is co-author of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting (Elsevier Academic Press, 2nd Edn, 2013), and Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation and Performance around the World (OUP 2013). He is Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance (OUP 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Private Equity (OUP 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital (OUP 2013), the Oxford Handbook of Sovereign Wealth Funds (OUP 2017), and the Oxford Handbook of IPOs (OUP, 2019). Douglas is a regular speaker at academic and industry conferences around the world.


In addition, and to aid continuity, Professor Shlomo Tarba will work with Pawan and Douglas as Deputy Editor in Chief of BJM during 2020. Shlomo is Chair in Strategy & International Business at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK. He is also Visiting Professor of Strategy at Coller Business School, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Since 2015 he has served as a Programme Director for the prestigious EDEN PhD seminar on International Mergers and Acquisitions commissioned by EIASM, Brussels. Professor Tarba is a member of several editorial boards including British Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review and Long Range Planning. He has published in many leading journals in the areas of strategy, international business, human resource management, organizational behavior, and marketing, and has guest-edited special issues of leading journals including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management (US), British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Management International Review, Long Range Planning, California Management Review, R&D Management, International Journal of HRM, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Business Research, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He has co-authored A Comprehensive Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions: Managing the Critical Success Factors Across Every Stage of the M&A Process (Pearson & Financial Times Press, 2014). He  has served as a moderator at the executive forums such as iNNOVEX annual conference in the Israeli high-tech industry, and his consulting experience includes biotechnological and telecom companies, as well as industry associations such as The Israeli Rubber and Plastic Industry Association and The US–Israel Chamber of Commerce.