《Journal of Management and Business Research》received a notice[MC1] from Scopus of Elsevier that it was finally indexed at the end of November! We had been applying to be in Scopus since January 2019 before receiving this great news. We believe it is not only promoting international visibility of JMBR but also enhancing the quality of our published papers with a higher impact. The JMBR was continually noticed[MC2] an authentication of the first level academic journal from the TSSCI collected database by the Research Institute for the Humanities Science, Ministry of Science and Technology. We share our achievement with everyone and appreciate all the hard work from all successive chief the editors, editors of fields, edited committees, reviewers' assistances and authors' support.
As a changing scholarly environment, the reviewing policies and principles of the 《Journal of Management and Business Research》has been modified accordingly. The previous reviewing policies of the JMBR were much stricter; therefore, the manuscript would be rejected if it was not a higher threshold of research quality. However, the JMBR is responsible for providing assistance to a scholar community and a researcher's development. The JMBR identifies offering a revised opportunity for a potential paper as an important responsibility of the JMBR. The reviewing position of the JMBR, therefore, intentionally regulates a diagnosed review and the JMBR and reviewers play a role to assist the author's development and to improve the manuscript. If it is an ing issue with a theoretical contribution, the JMBR would provide a definite revised comment to the author's opportunity for writing modification. Besides, the chief editors and the field editors possess more deterministic powers according to the aligned position from a stiff reviewing system.
The JMBR is in its 39th year since the first issue, having the longest history in the field of management, and being the most characteristic academic journal with a high reputation in managerial academy in Taiwan. The JMBR has improved much at the first reviewing efficiency in accomplishing all manuscripts in 60 days on average. In the recent year, the editorial review board took 56 days to accomplish an estimated 50 manuscripts last year. The reviewing process maintained efficiency as well as provide a more prompt and high quality of the state-of-the-art service through an E-authorial submission and E-editorial review.
The UMC Management Thesis Award, sponsored by UMC, is in its 12th year now in 2022. After a series of reviews, the JBMR has been awarded great achievement: the paper titled “Eat Hard not Soft Food: Effects of the Description of Oral Haptics on Calorie Estimation” was awarded as an outstanding paper; the two papers titled “The Effect of Staggered Boards on Corporate Innovation” and “From a Learning Network across Transactional Networks: The Case of the A-Team in Taiwan Bicycle Industry” were awarded as superior papers; the three papers titled “Rebels Gone “Cuckoo” with Institutional Causes: The Case of Taiwan's Psychiatric Clinics”, “The Effects of Difficult Work Assignments via Electronic Communication during Non-work Time on Employee Negative Affect, Stress, Recovery, and Task Performance: The Moderating Roles of Leader-Member Exchange and Agreeableness”, and Knowing-doing-desirability Gap Exists? Exploring the Impact of Recruitment Information Disclosure on Applicant and Newcomers' Organizational and Job Related Perceptions” were awarded as excellent papers. On behalf of the JBMR, congratulations to the winning authors and we invite readers to appreciate these articles.
There are four articles collected in Issue 39, Number 1 from the JMBR. The first publication from the JMBR is “ The Effect of R&D Intensity, Intangible Assets, and Marketing Intensity on Brand Value: The Moderating Influence of National Culture” This study employs a longitudinal approach to observe the main effects of research and development intensity, intangible assets, marketing intensity, as well as their joint effects, on building brand value. The longitudinal data were also used to analyze the moderating effects of national cultural differences in power distance, individualism, and language on the respective main effects. The data was collected from the Compustat database and from the official websites of Interbrand and Hofstede and to perform longitudinal analyses to utilize the benefits of panel data. The research results revealed that R&D intensity, intangible assets, and joint effects do not matter in the process of building a top brand. Still, marketing intensity does and has a U-shaped relationship with brand value.
The second publication from the JMBR is “Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Information Asymmetry”. This study investigates whether high-quality corporate governance and better corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance help reduce information asymmetry in the Taiwan stock market. Additionally, the study examines whether corporate governance has a moderating or substitute effect on the relationship between CSR performance and information asymmetry. The research employed the percentage bid-ask spread and market depth as proxies for information asymmetry. Univariate and multivariate regression results showed that high-quality corporate governance and better CSR performance reduce information asymmetry. It means that corporate governance has a moderating effect on this relationship.
The third publication from the JMBR is “Beyond Expectations of “Making American Great Again”: Framing Strategy in Digital Social Media”. This study offers a new understanding of framing strategy in the digital context of social media. Based on the case study of President Trump's tweets, the authors identify four types of framing in the digital media context: stylization, argumentation, consensualization, and connection. They focus on pragmatic effects, logical rationality, contextual rationality, and communication media, respectively, which are related to discourse analysis in general. This study further demonstrates that the framing of tweets is likely to be moderated by various social problems related to politics, society, economics, national security, diplomacy, and media.
The fourth publication from the JMBR is “Business Strategy and Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility”. The paper investigates whether business strategies affect a company's willingness to engage in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and what type of CSR it prefers to engage in. In addition, this research discusses how engagement in CSR from different enterprise strategies affects corporate financial performance. The research data employed the KLD database (KLD Research in Security Price & Analytics, Inc.) and the Compustat North America database. The research samples consisted of the annual data of 62,580 companies from 1991 to 2005. The different enterprise strategies prospectors doing CSR activities influenced corporate performances from varied stakeholders' involvements differently.
Chief Editor Jia-Chi Huang
Professor of National Chengchi University