14 Jan 2022

BJM appoints first women Editors-in-Chief

We are delighted to welcome two leading international scholars - Professor Riikka Sarala of NCU at Greensboro USA, and Dr Shuang Ren of Deakin University in Australia - to join Professor Douglas Cumming of Florida Atlantic University USA as Co-Editors-in-Chief for our flagship journal: the British Journal of Management (BJM). Founded in 1990, and now in its 32nd volume, this is the first time BJM has had women Editors-in-Chief.

Professor Katy Mason, Chair of BAM, said: “We are delighted to welcome Shuang and Riikka to the Editor-in-Chief team of one of our leading journals. These appointments make the British Journal of Management leadership team increasingly diverse, with each member bringing complementary expertise and experience, to drive our international journal from strength to strength.”

Professor Doug Cumming, existing and continuing Co-Editor-in-Chief of BJM said, “I couldn’t be more delighted to have the opportunity to work with Shuang and Riikka. They are leading scholars and extremely diligent and professional editors that complement an excellent team at BJM and BAM.

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Riikka M Sarala is Professor of International Business in the Department of Management, Bryan School of Business and Economics at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. Professor Sarala’s research focuses on the socio-cultural dynamics of knowledge and innovation management, particularly in mergers & acquisitions and multinational corporations. Her work has appeared in British Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and others. Previously she served as a Senior Associate Editor (2018-2021) and Associate Editor (2015-2018) of Journal of Management Studies (JMS), an Editorial Board member of British Journal of Management, and a co-guest editor of several Special Issues. She is a member of the British Academy of Management.

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Shuang Ren is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at Deakin University, Australia. Her areas of research include human resource management, leadership and leader development, sustainability, careers, and industrial-organizational psychology. She has publications in Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Business, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Human Resource Management Review, International Business Review and others, and has been an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Management.

The British Journal of Management is an official, peer-reviewed and highly-ranked journal of the British Academy of Management. It provides a valuable outlet for research and scholarship on management-orientated themes and topics. It publishes articles which are of a multi-disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and internationally significant nature, and which are committed to making a positive social impact through thoughtful scholarship. With contributions from around the globe, the journal includes empirical and methodological articles across the full range of business and management disciplines.