management revue (mrev)

Socio-Economic Studies

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management revue – Socio-Economic Studies (MREV), ISSN 0935-9915, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary European social science journal publishing both qualitative and quantitative work, as well as purely theoretical papers that advance management and sociology research. MREV publishes articles that test and develop theories, explore relevant phenomena or research questions within the context of the new economic sociology, industrial network, and new work arrangement approaches. management revue welcomes papers from several disciplines especially within the following interrelated interest themes:

  • Digital sociology: How does radical technological change, such as digitalization, change the agenda of organizations and their power structures? How do organizations deal with the risks of digitalization such as shitstorms, cyber-attacks or whistleblowing? What does Big Data mean for the increase in controls in companies and do they restrict the freedom of employees? (responsible editor: Katja Rost)
  • Diversity and gender equality: What structural measurements – such as focal random selection or same-sex competition – exist in organizations to promote diversity beyond quotas or diversity training? What are the limits of “even more” diversity, for example, because it leads to discrimination against larger groups at the expense of minorities? To what extent does political correctness harm freedom of expression in organizations and lead to radicalization? (responsible editor: Katja Rost)
  • Diffusion processes and the emergence of new fields: How does radical change, for example, driven by globalization, marketization, competition and technological change, change organizations and organizational fields, for example, the university landscape or hospitals? How do new practices, such as parental leave or part-time work, diffuse between sectors and countries, and what mechanisms underlie these diffusion processes? (responsible editor: Katja Rost)
  • Wage justice is one of the central questions of both HRM as well as of industrial relations. Which changes at and between the levels of collective agreements and employment contracts can be observed? How does the distribution of income change due to developments such as digitization? Do these changes have implications for the perceived justice of specific groups? (responsible editor: Wenzel Matiaske)
  • Prosperity in time is an old demand for gainful employment, which today could be redeemed in many highly developed countries. Which forms of time prosperity and the sovereignty of time are preferred by employed and which ones are implemented? Which organizational and (regional) environmental conditions foster the time prosperity of employees? Which distribution problems and associated questions of justice are linked to the distribution of working time along with global value chains and consumers? (responsible editor: Wenzel Matiaske)
  • Echoes of an Era: Business administration in particular and management disciplines in general neglect their history of ideas. This not only hinders the cumulative development of knowledge, but also the development of approaches to solutions for current problems in practice. In the “Echoes of an Era” series, we present classics of management literature and organizational theory and explain their research perspective and central points of criticism and ask about their relevance for today’s problems. (responsible editor: Wenzel Matiaske)
  • Employee participation is one of the most prevalent topics of interest in both human resource management and organizational behaviour: What is the link between employee engagement and different organizational outcome measures (e.g., innovation, performance)? What impact does the digitalization have on employee participation and engagement? How does the leader impact the relationships between human resource management, voice, and engagement? (responsible editor: Simon Fietze)
  • Quality of working life: Labour market participation is in a constant state of change. How do changes such as the flexibilization of employment or digitalization affect employees? How are working conditions reproduced at the individual level? The experienced quality of working life is influenced by the interests and possibilities of the employees. (responsible editor: Florian Schramm)
  • Career studies: Career patterns have long been an interdisciplinary research topic. Here, the relationship between the individual, organization and society is changing. Especially the analysis of the time dimension contributes to an understanding of life courses. (responsible editor: Florian Schramm)
  • Labour law and industrial relations: Management, and in particular Human Resource Management, is legally regulated. In principle, a variety of social science theories on the relationship between labour law and organization are available, while empirical research faces disciplinary boundaries. (responsible editor: Florian Schramm)
  • Regional development from a business and entrepreneurship perspective: How can business incubating support the internationalisation of SME in rural regions? How can bridging and bonding social capital support regional development? How can brokerage and facilitation be used by public policy for supporting aspiring entrepreneurship? How can stakeholder participation be used for regional development? What are the various perspectives on social entrepreneurship and how to describe its interrelationships on the micro and macro level? (responsible editor: Susanne Gretzinger)
  • Sharing economy, digitalisation and Internet-of-Things (IoT): How to describe various business models in the sharing economy? How do digitalisation and the IoT (internet of things) change processes of value creation, positioning and capturing? (responsible editor: Susanne Gretzinger)

The annual workshop “Organizational Theory” held at the Inter-University Center Dubrovnik is a multidisciplinary forum for discussing empirical and theoretical studies with colleagues and students. The yearly seminar takes place in springtime (one week) and is open to being used for preparing a special issue of management revue.

ISSN Print 0935-9915
ISSN Online 1861-9908
Published quarterly


management revue is edited by

  • Simon Jebsen
    Department of Business and Sustainability, University of Southern Denmark (Editor in Chief), Denmark
  • Wenzel Matiaske
    Helmut-Schmidt-Universität – Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Germany
  • Susanne Gretzinger
    Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  • Katja Rost
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Florian Schramm
    University of Hamburg, Germany

Former Editors


Ina Aust, Louvain School of Management, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Matthias Baum, Chair for Entrepreneurship, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany

Sylvia Rohlfer, Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF), Spain


Rüdiger Kabst, Justus-Liebig-Universiy Gießen, Germany

Marcel Erlinghagen, Institute of Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Rüdiger Kabst (editor in chief), University of Paderborn, Germany

Ralph Kattenbach (reviews), University of Hamburg, Germany

Wenzel Matiaske (editor in chief), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, Germany

Matthias Baum (managing editor), Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany


Rüdiger Kabst (editor in chief), Justus-Liebig-Universiy Gießen, Germany

Wenzel Matiaske (editor in chief), University of Flensburg, Germany

Peter Muhlau (reviews), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland


Richard Croucher†, Middlesex University Business School, United Kingdom

Rita Kellerman, Erasmus Graduate School of Business, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Wenzel Matiaske, University of Flensburg, Germany


Diether Gebert†, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Axel von Werder, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Diether Gebert†, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Gerd Rainer Wagner, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

Axel von Werder, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Diether Gebert†, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Georg Schreyögg†, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Hartmut Kreikebaum†, EBS Business School/Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany

Axel von Werder, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Diether Gebert†, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Heinz Hartmann, Universität Münster, Germany

Hartmut Kreikebaum†, Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany

Dieter Wagner†, Universität Potsdam, Germany

Axel von Werder, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Diether Gebert†, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Heinz Hartmann, Universität Münster, Germany

Georg Schreyögg†, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang H. Staehle†, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Dieter Wagner†, Universität Potsdam, Germany


Diether Gebert†, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang H. Staehle†, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Dieter Wagner†, Universität Potsdam, Germany

Advisory Board

Former Members

Editorial Office

E-mail to the editorial office:

Simon Jebsen
Assistant Professor & Editor in Chief
University of Southern Denmark
Department of Business and Sustainability
Alsion 2
6400 Sønderborg

Phone: +45 6550 1748

Special Editions

2017 – Human Resources, Labour Relations and Organizations

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Publishing Open Access

management revue is not an open access journal. However, it is possible to publish individual articles in the journal open access by making the digital version freely available under a Creative Commons license chosen by the respective author(s). The publisher requires a fee to cover the publication costs (Article Processing Charge – APC) in the amount of 1,990.00 EUR (plus VAT). Many scientific institutions and science funding bodies provide corresponding funds for the publication of research results.

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Peer Review Process

Manuscripts are subject to a double-blind review process coordinated by either a guest editor or by an editor of management revue. In addition to the (guest) editor the manuscript will be considered by at least two reviewers; particularly inappropriate submissions may be returned without formal review. Editorial decisions will be communicated to the author via the submission system.

Taking and using the thoughts and writings of someone else’s work as one’s own is not only a problem of intellectual property rights but also a serious misdeed because plagiarism erodes the norms of scientific work. Our editors and reviewers have an obligation to act if concerns are raised about improper manuscripts. The editors will judge any case of plagiarism on its own merits. In case of clear cut plagiarism with dishonest intent the editors will inform the author. If authors do not supply satisfactory explanations, their institute and the author of the original work will be informed by the editors of management revue .

Abstracting & Indexing

management revue – Socio-Economic Studies is ranked by:

VHB Publication Media Rating 2024: rank B in the area rating PERS and rank C in the area rankings INTORGSTRAT, and WEW

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